Family breakdown is one of the most stressful events many people go through in the course of their lives. We can advise and guide you through the process, helping you to concentrate on rebuilding your life and, particularly where children are involved, on maintaining family relationships without unnecessary damage and acrimony.
With the availability of the internet, there is a wealth of information readily available to many people seeking advice on family matters, but this information is often very general in nature and not specific to individual circumstances. The law on family breakdown gives the Courts a wide discretion to do what is fair in all the circumstances, but you may be unsure what weight should be given to all the various factors applicable in your case. The mechanics of the process of separation and divorce may appear straightforward at first sight, but procedural rules are often complicated. For example, pension sharing legislation has now been in force for several years but there have recently been changes to the Regulations. Pension sharing can be a complex issue, and is one example of an area where our expertise will have significant value to you.
We advise not only on issues of family breakdown, but also how best to arrange your affairs at the start of a relationship, for example through cohabitation or pre-nuptial agreements which are of increasing significance in this rapidly developing area of family law.
Our areas of expertise include:
- Divorce and Separation
- Family Mediation
- Dissolution of Civil Partnerships
- Prenuptial Agreements
- Emergency relief and injunctions
- Children matters
- Finances ancillary to divorce/separation
- Cohabitation disputes
- Cohabitation Agreements
- Expatriate divorce
- International family law
- Child Abduction
- Separation Agreements
- Collaborative Practice
At Barlow Robbins LLP we have a very strong team of experienced solicitors practising in Family Law. Our solicitors have wide experience of all types of cases, including those with international aspects, corporate or substantial assets or difficult issues concerning children. We advise not only married or divorcing couples, but also couples who are not married including those in Civil Partnerships. We also have experienced solicitor specialising in expatriate divorce amongst our team.
We are committed to resolving family issues in a constructive way in accordance with the code of practice of Resolution (formerly known as The Solicitors Family Law Association) of which all our solicitors are members and several are active committee members. Whenever appropriate, we seek to resolve matters through mediation or collaborative practice.
We never lose sight of the fact that every case is different and we aim to provide a highly professional service tailored to your circumstances.
At Barlow Robbins LLP, our solicitors collectively have an impressive wealth of experience of resolving issues following family breakdown both through negotiation and, where necessary, Court proceedings. We are also able to offer alternative ways of resolving matters through Collaborative Practice and Mediation.