It is an unfortunate fact of life that not all relationships are successful or lasting. The prospect of resolving family and relationship issues can be daunting. We sympathise and understand the emotional and financial impacts of family break- ups. It is our aim to resolve problems by providing sound and constructive expert advice to achieve practical solutions for you and your families. It is important for you to know your legal position at an early stage, otherwise you may be disadvantaged.
Often children are involved in these matters. It is helpful to have parents’ respective rights and duties in relation to those children explained clearly to each party. This can help both parents to agree on arrangements that benefit the children, as it is ultimately the interests of the children that are paramount.
A settlement is almost always at the forefront of our objective and it is our aim to provide a practical and constructive settlement that will allow you and your children to get on with your lives as soon as possible. We can help negotiate a settlement or refer you to mediation. Mediation is aimed at providing a neutral ground where parties can meet and discuss their issues and try and find a compromise that is workable.
We recognise that each family is different and has its own special circumstances and a detailed knowledge of the law, legal procedure and local practice is essential and this is visible throughout our services.
We aim to take as much stress as possible out of the divorce or separation process. Our Family Law Division offers a sympathetic and understanding approach to resolving matters to the agreement of all concerned. All four members of the Division belong to Resolution, a body committed to a Code of Practice aimed at dealing with matters in a conciliatory manner.