Collaborative Law

When a family breaks down, the added pressures can affect everyone involved. From a child’s wellbeing and schooling to the parents’ performance at work, such matters can take their toll in many different ways.

Collaborative law has recently been developed as a means of resolving the issues surrounding divorce and separation without the need for going to court. This is achieved through both sides appointing a collaborative lawyer, with the four of you meeting in person to discuss the situation and work out a mutually satisfactory solution together. With both lawyers present at all times, you can rest assured that a fair agreement will be reached and any children will be spared the stress of appearing in court.

Our skilled and specially trained solicitors will help you decide on the best solution to the situation, paying particular attention to the interest of any children involved. We strongly recommend collaborative law, as each side makes the decisions rather than a stranger in a courtroom, and the agenda, pace and location can be decided between the two of you.

To make it work, both people will have to have a genuine desire to make the process work and a willingness to disclose, fully and honestly, information about all assets to their solicitors.

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Divorce

When a marriage breaks down it is heart-breaking and painful for the couple. On top of this, a breakup puts stress on your children, immediate family and friends. Our lawyers will approach and deal with the breakdown of a marriage with empathy and aim to make the process as pain-free as possible.

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Family mediation

When relationships break down it can be difficult for couples to communicate and talk to each other. If children are involved, it is particularly important for parents and family members to cooperate with each other. Family mediation can help you through this difficult time and help you work out mutually acceptable arrangements for your children, property and finances. Through the mediation process, we can help you clarify issues and reach a solution which is both fair and workable, and which causes the minimum amount of conflict or stress. Our team of expert and qualified mediation lawyers can also help with financial settlements following a relationship breakdown.

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Fixed Fee Divorce

With our Fixed Fee Divorce package, we can help give you peace of mind and keep the emotional and financial strain of a divorce to a minimum. A fixed fee divorce is not a 'divorce on the cheap' or a 'quickie divorce.' You still receive the same high quality legal advice and service from our expert family law solicitors, but as a fixed fee divorce is for uncontested divorces, this means that we can guarantee how much it will cost you.

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Powers of Attorney

We all have the right to manage our own money and affairs. However, our ability to do this may decrease in later life due to illness, disability, or an accident. By making a Lasting Power of Attorney (also known as LPA) you can help to plan ahead by appointing a member of your family, or a trusted friend, to look after your finances or make welfare decisions on your behalf should you no longer be able to do so. Our team of expert solicitors will be able to advise you on and help prepare your Lasting Powers of Attorney.

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Probate

The administration of estates, involves dealing with your affairs after your death. The 'estate' is made up of your property and any other assets you may have when you die, and probate is the legal document which gives the executors the authority to deal with a person's assets after their death. Our probate specialists will handle the winding up of your estate with great sensitivity and are able to help your family and friends through what can be a very upsetting and confusing time.

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Wills, Estates, Tax & Trusts

One of the certainties of life is that it changes and you can never be sure of what the future holds. However, you can take steps to plan for a deal with the changes that life may bring along the way. Our team of expert lawyers have been helping and advising clients how to best plan for their future for over 25 years and provide advice on all aspects of wills, trusts, inheritance tax and probate.

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