Family & Divorce
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Family law advises individuals on all stages of their relationship, whether it be at the outset of living together or in the lead up to nuptials, in the midst of a marriage; or on separation and divorce.
At any of these key milestones it is important to consider how to protect your wealth, plan for the future of the children, and consider the impact a divorce might have on your business.
Whatever your requirements may be, our leading family law solicitors will guide you through the complexities of your unique circumstances in a language that you understand. We will take the time to listen to your concerns and are best-placed to call on experts from our other teams where necessary.
We combine our family law experience with advice on your property, tax, private finances and businesses, both in the UK and internationally. We will look beyond the issues you might face during divorce or separation and take a holistic view of your personal and business life throughout the proceedings.
We aim to deliver the best solution possible to you and your family, tailored to your individual needs. We offer exceptional expertise that you can trust, delivered to you in an understandable way.
Family Law Frequently Asked Questions
What is family law?
Family law deals with all aspects of family relationships including issues such as divorce, financial remedy claims on divorce, child custody, pre and post-nuptial agreements and cohabitation agreements.
Why do I need a family lawyer?
A solicitor will present the options available to you, highlighting your position and what actions can be taken. You may want to consult a family lawyer about the following circumstances:
- Living together agreements
- Financial disputes
- Pre and post-nuptial agreements
- Child custody
Who will I deal with?
Initially, you will meet with one of our expert solicitors. If you wish to deal with a specific solicitor, this can be arranged. Our team are experts at what they do, and will help you achieve what is right for you and your family’s needs.
Here is a handy family law glossary to some common terms that crop up during the course of proceedings relating to divorce and the financial arrangements following marital breakdown, which we hope will provide a useful reference for those involved in such cases.
How do I get in touch with a Lawyer at Boodle Hatfield?
Submit your details using the contact form linked here and we will arrange a free, no-obligation call with a member of our expert team to discuss your circumstances at a time to suit you.
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