Our family law solicitors are sympathetic and supportive
Family disputes can be traumatic and painful. At Hamers, we are sympathetic and supportive when it comes to family issues. We’ll provide you with the best legal advice and step-by-step guidance to make the process as pain-free as possible.
Whether you’re going through a divorce or separation, or need to negotiate child arrangements, our experienced family law solicitors will support you through what can be a very difficult time, ensuring that the process is as smooth and painless as possible.
Our friendly team offers expert advice on:
- Matrimonial finances
- Prenuptial, postnuptial, separation and cohabitation agreements
- Civil Partnerships
- Arrangements for children
- Child maintenance
We offer a preliminary advice meeting if you wish to discuss your situation and receive tailored advice regarding your options. Meetings can be conducted via remote video call or in person.
To ease the emotional strain of family disputes, we also offer a mediation service, which can help you take control of your situation and sort out practical matters in an open and co-operative atmosphere. This resolution process can help avoid high costs and lengthy legal proceedings. Find out more by visiting our family mediation page.
Although we promote a non-confrontational approach to conflict resolution wherever possible, we have your best interests at heart and will always take necessary steps to protect you and your assets. Don’t make things harder than necessary during what is already a stressful time.
Contact our legal experts and let us take the weight off your shoulders.
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Preliminary Advice Meeting
If you wish to discuss your situation and receive tailored advice regarding your options, we offer a one-hour preliminary advice meeting for £125 plus VAT (total cost £150). This can be conducted via remote video call or in person. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, call 01482 326666 or submit our online contact form for further details.
If you have made the decision to bring your marriage to an end, our team of family law experts can assist to ensure that the process is as smooth and painless as possible. We offer competitive fixed-fee packages. Please contact email@example.com, call 01482 326666 or submit our online contact form for further details.
If you are thinking of getting divorced and want to know what your options are, or if you have already made the decision to end your marriage, you may need advice or assistance with dealing with the financial issues that arise.
There are several orders that a court can make (either by consent or as a result of contested financial relief proceedings). They fall under four general categories:
- spousal maintenance;
- lump sum order;
- sale / transfer of property;
- pension sharing / attachment.
If you and your spouse have reached a final agreement and wish to have a financial consent order prepared, we offer a competitive fixed-fee package to ensure that the agreement you have reached becomes legally binding. If matters are not agreed, then our team of family law experts can assist you in negotiating a settlement and, if necessary, represent you in family court proceedings.
Prenuptial, Postnuptial, Separation & Cohabitation Agreements
To avoid costly litigation further down the road, these agreements provide security for clients and at Hamers we offer competitive fixed fee packages.
A pre-nuptial agreement is a written contract entered into by two people prior to their marriage. It sets out what will happen to their property and other assets in the event of a divorce. Pre nuptial agreements are not yet legally binding in the UK but if they are prepared in accordance with good practice, they will be upheld by the court, as long as they meet the needs of the parties and any children of the family.
A post-nuptial agreement is the same as a pre-nuptial agreement – the only difference is that it is entered into by two people who are already married.
A cohabitation agreement is a legal agreement entered into by two people who live, or intend to live with one another. An increasing number of couples are choosing not to get married and are therefore not legally protected in the same way as a married couple. A cohabitation agreement sets out what will happen to their property and assets in the event of a separation and whether there is to be any ongoing financial provision. It can also deal with child arrangements and set out what will happen in the event of a person’s death, avoiding the need for costly litigation against the deceased’s estate,
A separation agreement: this is a written contract entered into by two people who are married but separated. Some separating couples do not wish to get divorced or may not wish to initiate the divorce process immediately. For those couples, a separation agreement is a way of resolving the financial issues arising from their separation.
Ending a Civil Partnership
If you are thinking about ending your civil partnership and want to know what your options are, or if you have decided to bring your civil partnership to an end, we can you may need advice or assistance with dealing with the financial or child related issues that arise.
Disputes Between Parents over Child Arrangements
If your relationship has broken down, the children must come first. We believe that an amicable solution is best all round, which is why we always strive to reach agreement with the other parent. However, in cases where this is simply not possible, we are able to apply to the court on a range of issues.
Our team of specialist lawyers are here to help you make the best arrangements for you and your children during this difficult time. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, call 01482 326666 or submit our online contact form for further details.
Child Arrangement Orders
If parents have agreed on the arrangements for their children and wish to make that agreement legally binding, we offer a competitive fixed-fee package to prepare and apply for a child arrangements order on your behalf. Please contact email@example.com, call 01482 326666 or submit our online contact form for further details.
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