Family Solicitors Norwich
Our family law solicitors assist clients in Norwich, Great Yarmouth and further afield with all aspects of family law. They adopt a solution-based approach and always strive to minimise the emotional and financial impact on you and your family by settling issues as swiftly and cost-effectively as possible.
Our lawyers specialise in family law matters from our offices in Norwich and Great Yarmouth. Please call us now on 01603 672222 for a no-obligation conversation today or Click Here To Make An Online Enquiry.
Our Norwich family solicitors have a wealth of experience in all areas of family law and practice, including:
Divorce and Separation
The breakdown of a relationship can be an emotionally challenging, stressful time for everyone involved. If you are contemplating the end of your marriage or civil partnership, our Norwich family solicitors can help. They will take the time to get to know you, understand your priorities and advise on the best course of action to achieve your goals. If you decide that your relationship cannot be saved, they will guide you through the divorce or civil partnership dissolution process with sensitivity and compassion, ensuring your interests are fully protected at all times.
The financial impact of divorce and separation can be significant, and the division of a couple’s assets often becomes one of the hardest fought aspects of divorce proceedings. Our Norwich family solicitors are experts in this area and have assisted a significant number of clients in achieving excellent financial divorce settlements. Their advice is concise, decisive and free from legal jargon, and they will work tirelessly to secure the best possible outcome for you.
Many clients are relieved to discover that there are a number of methods through which the financial issues arising from their separation can be resolved that do not require the Court’s involvement. They include the Collaborative Family Law Process, Mediation and Arbitration. All of these methods are less stressful, quicker and cheaper than litigation. They allow the parties the flexibility to find solutions that meet their individual needs and tailor the settlement to their personal circumstances. Our Norwich family solicitors have experience in all resolution methods and will advise on the most appropriate for you and your family.
The stress caused by divorce or separation is often exacerbated when children are involved. Parental separation can give rise to difficult issues such as where the children should live, access rights, maintenance payments and child relocation.
Our Norwich and Great Yarmouth family solicitors understand that the welfare of your children will be at the forefront of your mind and will work closely with you to ensure their interests are protected. They will do all they can to resolve the issues as quickly and amicably as possible, allowing you and your children to concentrate on finding a positive way forward.
Once considered the preserve of the rich and famous, Prenuptial Agreements, or ‘Prenups’ as they are more commonly known, are becoming increasingly popular in the UK. They provide a simple, cost-effective means through which a couple can state how their assets are to be dealt with in the unhappy event of a relationship breakdown, and often avoid acrimonious disputes at a later date when tensions and emotions are high. If you are already married or in a civil partnership, you can enter into a similar document known as a ‘Postnuptial Agreement’, or ‘Postnup’. Postnuptial Agreements are identical to their Prenuptial counterparts, save that they are executed after, as opposed to before, the legal ceremony.
Our Norwich family solicitors have extensive experience assisting clients wishing to enter into Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements. They will give straightforward, concise advice on the effects and enforceability of such Agreements, and prepare a legally watertight document that accurately reflects your intentions and comprehensively protects your interests.
More couples than ever before now live together before they marry or decide not to marry at all. However, the law does not afford the same rights to unmarried couples as it does to those who are married or in a civil partnership. Accordingly, if your relationship ends, you may discover you have no legal entitlement to the assets you had believed were joint, including your family home. It is, therefore, crucial to take steps to protect your position. Cohabitation Agreements are a convenient way for cohabitees to document their intentions for their relationship both whilst they are a couple and in the event of separation. You can use your Cohabitation Agreement to address a wide range of pertinent matters, including next of kin rights, rights over the family home and the division of assets.
If you are a cohabitee and split from your partner, you do not have the same rights over property as a married couple or civil partnership. In these circumstances, however, you may be able to make a Tolata Claim to protect your rights over the property.
Our Great Yarmouth and Norwich family solicitors have helped a great number of clients to enter into legally enforceable, effective Cohabitation Agreements. They will help you to identify the issues to be addressed in the Agreement, and ensure it properly records your wishes and protects your position.