Separation and divorce are major events in life. They can cause emotional stress and financial worries. Our Family Lawyers aim to guide you as painlessly as possible through the jungle of legal rules and practices which can often be daunting and confusing, especially during such a difficult time.
If matters cannot be agreed between you, or there is an urgent need for Court involvement (for example, to regulate who your children live with or to protect you from your partner), then Court action will be required. People often find going to Court stressful and worrying, but our Family law solicitors will let you know what is involved and guide you through the process.
Courts are often not the best places in which to resolve matrimonial or relationship disputes. Negotiation out with the Court process, perhaps by a less traditional method such as mediation or Collaborative Family Law, can also provide a quicker, cheaper and less stressful solution.
Particular additional issues arise where there are children of the relationship under 16 years old. Please see our separate Child Law section if this applies to you.
If you are separating from your partner, but you are not married to them or in a registered civil partnership, please see our Cohabiting Couples section.