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Family law is an emotionally charged part of legal practice. At Forbes, we have a team of specialised family law solicitors in Preston who can help with a number of family law issues including:
We understand how difficult a breakdown in a relationship can be, and we offer compassionate and sympathetic legal support no matter what your family law issue is. We will always listen to your story and help as best we can with expertly tailored legal advice.
If you are going through a separation or a divorce, then it's likely you will need tailored legal advice to help you take the best course of action. Our divorce solicitors in Preston can help you with a number of complex issues that include asset division and child arrangements.
Our compassionate divorce solicitors have experience in handling divorce cases that include domestic abuse and child abuse. We can advise you on how you can proceed with a divorce safely and what options are open to you. We can also help you access legal aid to help pay for your case.
The way divorce is handled by the courts has changed, and only cases that involve domestic violence and child protection issues will go straight to court. All other cases will need to go through mediation, and will only need to go to court if differences cannot be resolved during this process. Our Preston based mediation solicitors can help you resolve your differences in a non-adversarial way. When taking part in mediation it is important to remember that the mediator remains neutral and cannot give legal advice, which is why it's important to have independent legal expertise at your side.
If you need a mediation solicitor or a divorce lawyer contact Forbes Solicitors today.
Family law is an area of law that deals with domestic and family matters such as relationship breakdown, children and other family matters. This area of the law also deals with some of the legalities that surround child protection, domestic violence and forced marriages.
Mediation, in regard to family law, is a way to resolve differences between say a divorcing couple without having to go to court. For the vast majority of divorce and separation cases, attending a mediation meeting is compulsory. A mediation meeting is presided over by a mediator who cannot give legal advice and must remain neutral. However, a mediator can give you advice about the law and ensure you know your options. If your differences cannot be resolved in medation, it is likely that your case will go to court.
How much a family law solicitor will cost depends on your case. At Forbes, we offer a fixed fee service for simple and straight forward cases. For more complex cases, we also have a tailored family law service that will meet your individual needs.
Depending on your case you may qualify for Legal Aid. Since 2013, legal aid has been curtailed for divorce cases and are typically only for cases involving domestic violence and child protection. However, there is still legal aid available for mediation for those on certain benefits or if you are on a low income.
Take a look at our family law costs guide for more information