Family Law covers all aspects of separation and divorce. It also covers care of children and financial provision. In addition, you have the option of court proceedings seeking divorce, asking for or preventing contact or seeking payments. We believe the best way of resolving matters between spouses or partners is through some form of agreement. That’s why we look to the courts as a last resort when dealing with Family Law cases. However, court is the only in cases of abuse,
We believe negotiating a settlement is very important. It allows the parties to set out their position. As a result, it helps us discover areas of difference and to resolve areas of dispute. We can do this through a negotiated agreement, mediation or collaborative practice. An all encompassing agreement, however reached, is generally preferable to a solution imposed by the Courts.
Separation and Divorce
We deal with all aspects of separation and divorce, handling everything from negotiated settlements through to court proceedings. Whilst a negotiated settlement is always preferable, where appropriate, we will recommend that you raise court proceedings to resolve issues.
You must consider what’s in the best interests of the children in any separation or divorce. This is especially true when it comes to their care and contact with each of their parents. However, it can be very difficult to achieve this when feelings are running high.
The starting point on dealing with financial provision is that assets should be divided equally. However, that’s not always the case. Because of this, we will work with you to find out if there are grounds to ask for this. This might then provide you with an increased share of the assets. Clearly, the family home features large in these discussions. For instance, ti may be in the best interests of the children that the partner responsible for their care most of the time should remain in the former family home. We will discuss all of these aspects with you.
If you’re considering separation or divorce get in touch. Should you wish to resolve issues with an absent spouse or partner in relation to your children, please contact us. We’ll discuss you options. You can resolve issues through negotiation, mediation or collaborative practice. If that doesn’t work, we will recommend raising court proceedings.
Do you have a Family Law problem?
If you’re considering separation or divorce or wish to discuss any aspect of Family Law, please get in touch.