Family, Children & Divorce

Family life can be stressful and we understand how certain family events, whether under your control or not, can have a major impact on your life.

Our specialist advisors listen with patience and empathy, only suggesting positive resolutions that will help you and your family make the right decisions for your future.

We focus on the least disruptive course of action, particularly when children are involved. Our mediation and collaborative law services cover all areas of family matters, so no matter what your query, we can help you resolve it by providing advice on:

  • Divorce
  • Fixed Fee Divorce
  • Judicial Separation
  • Mediation
  • Collaborative Law
  • Cohabitation
  • Private Children Matters
  • Pre-Nuptial Agreements
  • Civil Partnership Disputes
  • Domestic Violence

Family Law Solicitors Near Me

At Wilkin Chapman, we understand the difficulties that families experience and the impact they can have on everyone concerned, adults and children alike.

Our team of expert family law solicitors in Lincoln, Alford, Horncastle, Beverley, Louth and Grimsby is on hand to provide you with the support and advice to make the best decisions for you and your family.

The Law Society's Family Law Accreditation Scheme

We are members of the Law Society's Family Law Accreditation, which covers all types of family law work - with the exception of public law Children Act work, which is covered by the Children Law Accreditation Scheme.

As a member, we have shown, to the satisfaction of the Law Society, that we have and will maintain a high level of knowledge, skills, experience and practice in the area of family law.

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Collaborative Law

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

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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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