When facing a family law matter, it’s important to have the support of responsive lawyers who will do their best to find the best possible solution. At Freelands Solicitors, we appreciate that many of our clients in need of family law advice and assistance are in challenging and sensitive circumstances. We’re well-known for our understanding and practical approach to helping our clients resolve their family law issues.
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Separation & Divorce
Considering whether to separate or divorce from a partner can be a stressful and emotional experience, especially when having to deal with the practical, legal and financial issues it raises. Our friendly and empathetic family law solicitors are here to help smooth the process. We will work closely with you and offer guidance on how best to proceed in your particular circumstances. Whether you’re in need of a separation agreement setting out how issues will be resolved and affairs organised or advice on divorce proceedings, we will always ensure that you have all the information you need to make an informed decision about the action you want to take.
Prenuptial agreements are an increasingly common part of wedding preparations. They are an efficient and cost-effective way of protecting your interests in the event of your relationship breaking down. They help avoid uncertainty and therefore the possibility of protracted and costly litigation in the future. They also provide reassurance to each party about what they can expect should their marriage or civil partnership come to an end. What exactly is contained in a prenuptial agreement depends on your individual needs and circumstances, whether that involves ring-fencing assets that were acquired prior to marrying or entering into a civil partnership, or setting out how finances will be divided if you end the relationship. Our family law solicitors can help by drafting an enforceable agreement that clearly reflects your circumstances.
Separation agreements are legally binding contracts between partners that set out how financial and practical matters should be resolved upon separation. They allow the parties to agree on issues such as financial support and maintenance, child arrangements and what will happen to the family home. Similar to prenuptial agreements, they can help to avoid disputes during what is likely to be an emotional time, which in turn mitigates the need to resort to litigation to have matters decided by the courts. Our family law solicitors will help you to negotiate and structure an agreement that reflects your specific circumstances, covers as many issues as possible and ensures your interests are protected.
The law can affect children and their families in many ways. Whether you are looking for advice about caring for a child, making arrangements for children or information about child welfare and support, please contact us. Our family law solicitors regularly assist clients with child law matters, including representation in court cases involving children, advice on supervision orders or adoption and assistance with applications for parental rights or guardianship. We understand that circumstances involving children and the law can be difficult for our clients. We approach all child law matters with sensitivity aimed at helping our clients achieve the best possible outcome for their children.
Residence and Contact (Custody)
It is not uncommon for disputes to arise about where and with who a child is to live or the arrangements for maintaining contact with a child. While most parents and close family relatives, such as grandparents, will hope to come to an arrangement between themselves, sometimes it can be necessary to seek help. Our family law solicitors regularly assist clients to resolve family disputes over child residence and contact. Whether in negotiations or litigation, we will fight your corner.
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