Family Law Solicitors
When a relationship breaks down the repercussions can be immense, impacting on children, wider families, finances, business interests and, of course, the couple themselves. At such an emotionally charged time it is easy for situations to become extremely difficult for everyone involved.
If you are facing family breakdown, our dedicated team can help look after and protect you and your loved ones. With expert legal advice backed up by a sensitive, understanding approach, our family law solicitors can guide you through this difficult time quickly, helping you to move on to the next stage of your life.
Our focus is to negotiate on your behalf to reach an amicable agreement with your partner swiftly and fairly. If agreement cannot be reached, we have the experience and skills needed to represent you at court.
We offer collaborative law services as an alternative to the traditional method of going to court.
A fixed fee initial one-hour consultation with a family solicitor is £100+VAT. At this appointment we provide detailed advice and guidance on your situation, along with an indication of the likely overall costs. Give us a call to book your initial consultation. We’d love to help.
Sarah Jones & Sarah Johnson
Family Law Solicitors
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Talk to us about:
- Divorce and relationship breakdown
- Issues with children including child arrangements and child maintenance
- Collaborative family law
- Financial issues
- Business interests
- Prenuptial agreements
- Cohabitation agreements
- Domestic violence and injunctions
We provide the very best legal support and guidance delivered in plain English. Find out more about how our family law experts can help you.
Divorce and relationship breakdown
The breakdown of a relationship is never easy. At Beswicks Legal, we do all we can to help you through the process as painlessly, quickly and cost-effectively as possible.
We offer a full range of divorce and relationship dissolution services – helping you with the divorce or separation itself as well as any child care, financial and business issues.
Protecting the security and wellbeing of your children 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 that you will need to reach agreement on to create clarity and avoid future disputes.
We provide the legal support and understanding you need during this difficult time.
Collaborative family law
We can provide collaborative divorce services; an alternative to the traditional method of going to court. A non-confrontational approach, collaborative law allows you to dissolve your marriage amicably, while protecting your interests at all times.
We also offer a collaborative approach to any childcare and financial issues, helping you and your former partner to come to an amicable agreement about the future of your children.
Dividing your financial assets when a relationship breaks down, 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.
With so much at stake, you must 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.
Increasing numbers of couples now draw up prenuptial agreements to protect the assets that they bring into their marriage or civil partnership.
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.
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.
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