Divorce and Family Law Solicitors Accrington

If you are getting a divorce, separating or need to come to an agreement on child arrangements, contact Forbes Solicitors in Accrington today. Our family law and divorce lawyers are experts in their field and can help you deal with the legal aspects of ending a relationship.

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Our family law solicitors don't just deal with divorce, they can also help with:

  • Children law - which includes child custody and child arrangements

  • Domestic violence

  • Forced marriages

  • Pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements

  • Child protection

We help all our clients with the support and knowledge they need when it comes to family law. Whether you are a private paying client or qualify for legal aid, we offer a tailored service that takes your unique situation into account.

Divorce Solicitors Accrington

Divorce Solicitors Accrington

Unfortunately, relationships do breakdown and it can be a very difficult time for all involved. It can be especially fraught if there are children involved. At Forbes Solicitors, we use our extensive experience to help you find the best outcome for you and your family.

Our solicitors are highly qualified and can offer legal advice on a number of financial issues surrounding separation and divorce. We specialise in dealing with:

At Forbes Solicitors, we understand that arranging financial matters in a divorce can be stressful and emotionally charged, especially if you have owned a business together or have assets overseas. Whatever your financial position, we always recommend that you acquire a court order for any financial agreements in place to protect yourself from a future claim.

Our child law solicitors in Accrington can help any family member - mother, father, guardian and grandparent - with a huge array of children law issues. Whether you need a solicitor for child arrangement applications or disputes relating to children, our expert solicitors can guide you through this complex area of law. We are proud to be members of the Law Society's Children Law Accreditation Scheme and always ensure that the highest standards are reached when it comes to child law.

Divorce Mediation

In the vast majority of cases, divorcing couples will need to see if they can resolve their differences through mediation. Mediation tends to be much quicker and less expensive than going to court, and it gives you and your spouse more control over the outcome. If your case goes to court, your situation will be decided by a judge. Our divorce mediation solicitors can advise you before your mediation meeting and can convert any agreements, made during mediation, into legally binding orders.

Divorce and Family Law Solicitors FAQs

What falls under family law?

Family law covers a number of legal areas including:

  • Divorce and separation

  • Children law - this includes adoption, child custody, child abduction, child maintenance and child arrangements

  • Child protection

  • Pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements

  • Domestic abuse

  • Civil partnership dissolution

  • Cohabitation agreements

  • Court of protection

This is not an exhaustive list. Family law can be a complex area of law and it is always recommended to instruct a solicitor to help you deal with these issues.

How much does a divorce cost?

How much a divorce will cost will depend on your unique situation. The more complex a divorce the more it will cost, also you will incur further fees if you end up going to court. If your divorce is simple, straightforward and uncontested then we can offer a fixed fee service. If your matters are a little more complicated, our solicitors offer a tailored service that will meet your individual needs. We also take on legal aid cases.

How long does a divorce take?

How long a divorce takes will depend on the complexities of your case. However, typically most divorces take around 12 months on average.

Our dedicated Family/Divorce team

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Partner and Head of Department, Family/Divorce

Rubina Vohra


Partner and Head of Department, Family/Divorce

Helen Shirbon


Partner, Family/Divorce

Gill Carr

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