Family Law Solicitors
Family Law Solicitors
The breakdown of a relationship can have far-reaching effects on individuals, families and assets. We are here to help mitigate the risks, protect your interests and guide you through.
At such an emotionally charged time it is easy for situations to become extremely difficult for those involved. We offer advice and actions to make any process as easy as possible. If you are facing a family breakdown or divorce, our dedicated team can help look after and protect you and your loved ones, offering expert legal advice with a sensitive, understanding approach. Our family law solicitors can guide you through this challenging time, helping you to move on to the next stage of your life.
At Beswicks, our core focus is on helping you and your partner reach an amicable agreement swiftly and fairly. If an agreement cannot be reached, we have the experience and skills needed to represent and aid you in court and advise you on the relevant processes.
We’re here to help you understand your eligibility for divorce and the divorce process. Get in touch with our authorised and regulated family law and divorce solicitors today.Book an appointment online
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We’re hear to help you with:
- Divorce and relationship breakdown
- Issues with children including child arrangements orders and child maintenance
- Financial issues
- Business interests
- Prenuptial agreements
- Cohabitation agreements
- Domestic violence and injunctions
Our family law solicitors appointments and costs
We offer two types of initial appointments. The first, our Beswicks Overview service, provides an in-depth consultation with an experienced family solicitor. This service also includes a written Moving Forward Plan, which sets out all your options with detailed advice and guidance.
Our second option is a fixed-fee hour-long consultation with one of our experienced family solicitors. With this option, our colleague will examine the details of your specific situation and then offer you practical advice about your options and the best way forward.
Sarah Jones Family Partner / Head of Family Law
Daniel Rushton Family Law Partner
Sarah Abbotts Family Law Solicitor
Divorce and Relationship Breakdown
The breakdown of a relationship is never easy. At Beswicks Legal, our divorce solicitors will help you through the process as painlessly and cost-effectively as possible.
We offer a full range of divorce and relationship dissolution services helping you with the divorce or separation itself, the process of divorce, and child care, financial and business issues.
To learn more about how the divorce process works in England and Wales, read our step-by-step guide.
Protecting the security and wellbeing of your children during relationship breakdown, divorce or separation is likely to be your number one priority.
Child arrangements, maintenance and practical issues such as schools, holidays and religious upbringing are just some of the issues you will need to reach an agreement on to create clarity and avoid future disputes.
Dividing your financial assets when you are going through a divorce, can be difficult. In addition to any property and investments, you may also need to consider ongoing spousal maintenance and pension provision, as well as possible future financial claims.
The division of assets by the court is dependent on a broad range of factors, including the financial needs, resources and standard of living enjoyed by you and your partner.
If you have children, the court’s first consideration will be the welfare of the children. The court will also consider the age of the parties involved and the duration of your marriage.
Our family law and divorce specialists are here to make sure you are aware of your rights and get expert help to secure the best possible financial settlement.
In divorce cases involving commercial or business interests, or overseas assets, it can become even more complex. If you are a business owner or have significant assets or commercial interests, we can help you to sensibly protect your business interests from bearing the brunt of a relationship breakdown.
We have the in-house expertise to aid with any element of commercial law or corporate law that could have a knock-on effect as a result of divorce or separation.
Increasing numbers of couples now draw up pre-nuptial agreements to protect the assets they bring into their marriage or civil partnership. These agreements often save considerable stress and concern when a relationship breaks down. In the event of significant assets, we would strongly recommend ensuring that this safety net is in place.
A pre-nuptial agreement is a contract setting out what will happen to your assets should you separate or divorce. If you wish to safeguard family or business assets, it is well worth doing. Even if you are already married, you can put a post-nuptial agreement in place to protect your family and assets from a future dispute.
If you are moving in with your partner, a cohabitation agreement will help make sure you are protected should the relationship end. Couples who live together do not have the same rights as married couples, so a cohabitation agreement is a simple and sensible step to take to establish financial and childcare agreements to protect you no matter what the future might hold.
For more information on any of our accredited family law services, please contact us or browse our legal hub.
Your questions... answered
What is the ground for divorce in England and Wales?
‘Irretrievable breakdown of marriage’ is the only ground for di
Are prenuptial and cohabitation agreements worthwhile?
Yes, if you are planning to get married, enter a civil partnership or move
What happens with the arrangements for my children on separation?
If a couple separate, the couple needs to consider what is in their child
How are finances and property divided on divorce?
As well as savings and property, you will also need to consider on-going sp