SOLVING PERSONAL LEGAL MATTERS
Family Law is a complex legal area; one that requires expert knowledge and compassion. Our Chorley based family law solicitors can help you with all aspects of family law, including:
Our specialists understand how emotionally challenging dealing with a family law issue can be; whether that's a breakdown of a relationship, adopting a child or dealing with a forced marriage issue. If you need legal support for a family law issue, contact one of our specialist advisors today.
If you are seeking a divorce from your spouse or want to separate from your partner, then it's vital to have a trusted solicitor at your side, especially if there are children involved and assets to distribute. Our expert divorce solicitors have experience in dealing with complex divorce cases, including dividing foreign-held assets, dividing business assets after a divorce, freezing injunctions and distributing high-net-worth assets.
We are proud to be members of the Law Society's Children Law Accreditation Scheme, which ensures that the highest standards are always reached when it comes to child law. We are well placed to help you with the legal aspect of child custody and child arrangement issues as well as maintenance agreements for children. We also have highly experienced solicitors who can assist with disputes involving child abduction.
Our divorce and child law solicitors are here to help you in any way we can. We also understand that divorce can be an expensive and stressful process, which is why we are up-front about our fees and offer a number of financial packages, including a fixed fee service for straight forward divorces, to help you manage the cost of your separation. Find out more about our fees here.
In England and Wales, you can get a divorce if:
It's worth noting that the UK is split into three legal jurisdictions, which are England & Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. If you are looking to get a divorce in Scotland or Northern Ireland, then you must follow the rules and procedures of that jurisdiction.
You don't have to use a solicitor to divorce but it is recommended, to ensure that the best course of action is taken for you and your family.
Now more commonly called a child arrangements order, rather than custody, the parent that gets primary care of the child will depend on the circumstances of your case. Typically, parents come to an agreement on child arrangements during mediation; this is generally considered the preferred solution and in the best interests of most children. However, if an agreement is not reached, the case may go to court.
If you are married, all assets are considered family assets regardless of whose name they are in. How the house will be divided will depend on your unique circumstances, whether there are children involved and the financial position of you and your spouse. Typically, you will need to attempt to come to an agreement during mediation; however, if you cannot reach an agreement, your case may have to go to court and a judge will decide how the house is divided in a divorce.