Areas of Law / Divorce and Family

Every year, more than 100,000 marriages in England and Wales end in divorce.

Going through a divorce or separation can be one of the most stressful times of anyone’s life, not only does it affect the relationship itself, but can also affect your family and children, your home and your finances.

Family law, whether it be divorce, separation, gaining access to your children or problems with an ex-partner, will affect many people at some point in their lives. Finding the answers to your situation and knowing what your legal rights are can be daunting. Our free legal advice can help answer some of those questions and help you decide what is right – personally, legally and financially – for you and your family.

Our family law experts can help you with a wide range of free legal advice covering:

  • Child arrangements
  • Child maintenance
  • Civil partnerships
  • Cohabitation agreements
  • Divorce, separation or dissolution
  • Financial settlements
  • Injunctions
  • Parental Responsibility
  • Pre-Nuptial Agreements

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Divorce and Family Questions

When I approached the Child Maintenance Service for an increase in maintenance for our two children my ex-husband claimed to be in such severe financial difficulties that no increase was ordered. Then, within a matter of weeks, he booked a family holiday to America with his new girlfriend and I refused permission for the children to go with them. Was I right to do this? In view of the holiday can I not pursue my case for a maintenance increase?

After ten years of marriage my husband and I have decided to separate. We have two small children. The house is in my name only. My husband has never worked: what will he be entitled to when I sell the house in the next 12 months?

My son is buying a house worth £170,000. His partner, who has a child from her previous marriage, doesn’t work and is not paying anything towards the mortgage or bills. Would she have any claim on the property if they were to separate?

The Child Maintenance Service has had no luck in getting my ex-husband to pay maintenance for our four children. This is despite the fact that he has a successful business and several houses which he rents out. I have been told that it is up to me to prove what his assets are and what income he receives. Surely this cannot be true?

I have two children. Their father hasn’t seen them for four years and even the Child Maintenance Service can’t track him down. I’ve remarried and my new husband would like to adopt them. Is there any way this can be done under the circumstances?

My son has worked in Germany for more than ten years. He’s marrying a Filipino girl in the Philippines in September, and he’s established that she can stay in Germany for three months a year on a special visa. Will she have a right to enter the UK?

My three-year-old son has been living with me for the past two years, but a fortnight ago my ex-girlfriend refused to bring him back. I do have parental responsibility, and I’ve been told I should apply for a residence order. Is everything stacked in favour of the mother?

My granddaughter, who is 16, has always used my surname and originally this was the name on her birth certificate. However her mother had the name on the birth certificate changed to that of her partner when they got married, even though he’s not her father. Now my granddaughter wants to open a bank account, and they’re insisting on seeing her birth certificate. But she doesn’t want to open an account in that name.

When I was divorced three years ago I forgot to close a joint bank account. I’ve now discovered my husband has run up a £5,000 overdraft and the bank is asking me to pay it off. Can that be right?

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