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Family & Matrimonial

We are experienced solicitors who provide our clients with clear uncomplicated advice explaining their legal options, in relation to all aspects of family law.

Any relationship breakdown can cause great emotional stress. Aside of the personal trauma, there are numerous issues that will need discussing and resolving, and it is usually these where you’ll benefit from the help of a specialised family law solicitor.

We can advise clients on all the options available on marriage breakdown and separation. If necessary we can deal with court proceedings for financial matters, for issues relating to your children, or to protect an individual from domestic violence. Ramsdens are committed to encouraging a non-confrontational approach to resolving family disputes, using mediation and collaborative law where appropriate.

As part of our holistic approach to family law we work closely with other trusted professionals and where appropriate can refer you to Life Coaches and Counsellors, Independent Financial Advisers, Accountants, Mediators.

Our specialist Family Care - Public Law team has great depth of experience in acting for children, parents and guardians in relation to issues involving Social Services intervention and also with regard to adoption applications.

We have family solicitors present in all of our nine offices and we may be able to obtain Legal Aid on your behalf. (Click here for information on the changes to Legal Aid from 1st April 2013.)

We deal with matters in accordance with the Resolution Code of Conduct.

Call our Family Helpline on 08000 147720, email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or text LAW to 67777 to book a free information session at any of our ten offices.

    • Children

      One of the most distressing aspects of divorce is the effect it has on your children, and we appreciate this is going to be your main cause of concern.

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    • Cohabitation

      Many couples are surprised to discover that they are not entitled to property or assets if they are not married, making cohabitation agreements vital in the modern world.

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    • Collaborative Law

      Collaborative law is an alternative for those seeking a more personal and effective way of dispute resolution.

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    • Divorce

      Divorce is rarely easy, with issues regarding your children to dividing up assets, it can be a difficult and very distressing time for all involved.

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    • Domestic Violence

      Domestic Violence can take many forms.
      It generally involves people in a close relationship such as husbands and wives, partners or relatives.

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    • Family Mediation

      Mediation creates the safe neutral space with highly skilled mediators to help you reach an agreement.

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    • Financial and Property

      At Ramsdens we have extensive experience in negotiating financial settlements for all our clients.

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    • Prenuptial Agreements

      With over 50% of marriages ending in divorce, a pre-nuptial agreement is similar to an insurance policy which hopefully you’ll never have to use.

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Family & Matrimonial Team

Our Family & Matrimonial Team are here to help, click on a member of the team below for more information.