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Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year. It's a time to catch up with friends and family and spend quality time with the ones that you love the most. Generally, everywhere that you go there is an element of festive cheer and it is a time to overindulge and have a well earned break.

Over the Christmas period people still come up against legal issues that they need advice for such as; divorce and separation, disputes regarding children and domestic violence. Some may need advice on a Pre-Nuptial Agreements or a Co-Habitation Agreement as they make big commitments with their partner over the festive period.

Our Family Department at Ramsdens offer advice on all of these issues and much more. We can assist with the following;

Divorce and separation

  • Divorce Proceedings
  • Separation Agreements
  • Financial proceedings
  • Spousal maintenance


  • Arrangements regarding where a child shall live
  • Arrangements regarding a child spending time with the parent they do not live with
  • Child maintenance
  • Changing a Child's name
  • Obtaining emergency Orders if a child has not been returned following contact with a parent
  • Re-Location
  • Preventing a parent from removing a child from your care
  • Parental Responsibility and Declaration of Parentage

Domestic violence

  • Obtaining Non-Molestation Orders on an emergency basis
  • Obtaining Legal Aid for Court proceedings
  • Writing warning letters
  • Obtaining Protection from Harassment Orders
  • Forced Marriages

Care Proceedings

  • Parental Responsibility
  • Special Guardianships Orders
  • Care Orders and Emergency Protection Orders, including emergency hearings
  • Supervision Orders
  • Secure Accommodation Orders
  • Child Protection Investigation

Other Services

  • Change of Name Deeds
  • Statutory Declarations to marry abroad
  • Pre-Nuptial Agreements
  • Co-Habitation Agreements
  • Separation Agreements
  • Civil Partnerships
  • Collaborative Law
  • Adoption

If you need advice on any of the issues above them, Ramsdens offer free 30 minute appointments from 7:30am until 7:00pm at any of our 12 offices across West Yorkshire. Call our Family Helpline free today on 08000 147720 to book an appointment.

From everyone at Ramsdens Solicitors, have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

We re-open after the Christmas break on Tuesday 3rd January 2017. Call now to book your appointment in for the new year.