Family

We offer sound advice when couples are faced with the breakdown of their relationship. As specialized family law solicitors in Harrow, our team is experienced in providing advice in all areas of Family Law with practical solutions in a cost-effective way. We advise in Divorce, Financial and Children issues on separation whether married or not. If urgent protection is required we can obtain protective orders from the Court and very often offer an appointment the same day. Our team is full of specialised family law solicitors in Harrow, experienced in handling all matters whether nationally or internationally. Speak to our team in confidence to discuss your matter. We offer an initial consultation and may be able to provide Legal Aid subject to your earnings. Our fees are competitive and can be tailored to your financial circumstances, or we can explore the option of a fixed fee. We cover all of the following areas:

Divorce, Nullity and Judicial Seperation

The breakdown of a marriage, civil partnership or any relationship can be stressful and impact individuals in different ways. Our experienced solicitors provide sympathetic advice when they guide you through the legal options of divorce, dissolution or separation. We will discuss the options available and work closely with you to minimise the distress that the end of a relationship can bring.

Members of our specialist family law team and our matrimonial solicitor in Harrow will work with you to try and resolve all issues without recourse to the court process, unless unavoidable.

Our specialist team will support you through the painful decisions which can arise following divorce, dissolution or separation including financial arrangements and difficulties or disputes relating to your children.

Ancillary Relief (Financial claims)

No case is ever the same, so as a divorce lawyer in Harrow, we give each case the utmost dedication and focus. There is no set formula for division of income and assets although certain factors must be taken into account. In the course of divorce, Judges have a wide discretion to redistribute income and assets to produce a fair result. We cannot predict exactly what would be awarded but we can advise you what type of settlement to expect within certain limits.

We always attempt to agree a settlement, rather than proceeding to a contested Court hearing where a decision is imposed upon the parties by a Judge. An agreed settlement is often quicker and will usually resolve a dispute more amicably. Furthermore, the legal costs involved in a negotiated settlement rather than a contested Court hearing will probably be less. If a satisfactory settlement is not possible though, we would advise issuing an application which ultimately could go before a Judge to be decided.

Our team has a particularly strong track record in representing High Net Worth individuals, involving Trusts (both onshore and offshore) and interests in Companies, whether formed before or after the marriage and offshore assets which are not easily realisable even with an English court order.

The legal orders available are as follows.
  1. Maintenance pending suit (Maintenance for a spouse/civil partner during the proceedings).
  2. Periodical Payments (Maintenance for an ex-spouse/civil partner which will commence after divorce/dissolution).
  3. Secured Periodical Payment (Maintenance payments secured against property or assets to ensure payment).
  4. Lump Sum Order (A lump sum of money from one spouse/civil partner to the other).
  5. Property Orders (Various orders redistributing interests in property(ies) (usually the home) can be made).
  6. Pension Orders (The Court can order pension sharing or earmark part of the spouse/civil partner’s Pension Scheme for the benefit of the other spouse/civil partner).
  7. Variation of Settlement Order (This gives the Courts power to vary settlements or trusts that have been set up in favour of one spouse/civil partner).
Urgent protection of assets
If you believe your spouse or partner has disposed (or intends to dispose) of assets without your agreement, we can make emergency applications to the court to protect your position, whether those assets have been disposed of in this country or abroad. We can also assist if your spouse has obtained an order against you preventing you from disposing of your assets.
Co-habitation

The breakdown of a marriage, civil partnership or any relationship can be stressful and impact individuals in different ways, causing many to seek out ‘family law solicitors near me’. Our experienced solicitors provide sympathetic advice when they guide you through the legal options of divorce, dissolution or separation. We will discuss the options available and work closely with you to minimise the distress that the end of a relationship can bring.

Members of our specialist team – some of the best family law solicitors in the country – will work with you to try and resolve all issues without recourse to the court process, unless unavoidable.

Our specialist team will support you through the painful decisions which can arise following divorce, dissolution or separation including financial arrangements and difficulties or disputes relating to your children.

Advice on Civil Partnerships

The breakdown of a marriage, civil partnership or any relationship can be stressful and impact individuals in different ways. Our experienced solicitors provide sympathetic advice when they guide you through the legal options of divorce, dissolution or separation. We will discuss the options available and work closely with you to minimise the distress that the end of a relationship can bring.

Members of our specialist family law team will work with you to try and resolve all issues without recourse to the court process, unless unavoidable.

Our specialist team will support you through the painful decisions which can arise following divorce, dissolution or separation including financial arrangements and difficulties or disputes relating to your children.

Pre-nuptial, Post Nuptial, Separation Agreements and Cohabitation Agreements

The breakdown of a marriage, civil partnership or any relationship can be stressful and impact individuals in different ways. Our experienced solicitors provide sympathetic advice when they guide you through the legal options of divorce, dissolution or separation. We will discuss the options available and work closely with you to minimise the distress that the end of a relationship can bring.

Members of our specialist family law team will work with you to try and resolve all issues without recourse to the court process, unless unavoidable.

Our specialist team will support you through the painful decisions which can arise following divorce, dissolution or separation including financial arrangements and difficulties or disputes relating to your children.

Child Arrangement Orders

Whether you are married or not, when a relationship breaks down the first people to consider are your children. We understand the importance of helping you resolve potential or actual disputes as quickly and amicably as possible acknowledging your need to maintain a relationship as parents for the future.

Our specialist team of family law solicitors in the UK will discuss with you the options available to help resolve any disagreements, including collaborative law, mediation and the court process. Our lawyers will work with you to put in place arrangements for the future to ensure that your family operates successfully, albeit in a different form guiding you through issues such as:

  • With whom your children will live
  • What contact your children will have with each of you
  • Arrangements for child support and financial provision
  • Specific issues such as where the children will go to school, what medical treatment they can have and other important decisions
  • What will happen if one of you wants to take the children to live abroad permanently
  • Parental responsibility for unmarried fathers and step parents
  • Paternity issues
Change of Name for Adults and Children
If you want to change your name and get all your official documents and records changed to show your new name e.g. your UK passport, driving licence, bank account, credit card, medical records etc, you will be asked to produce documentary evidence of your name change. A Deed Poll document is a formal statement that enables you to prove to such record holders that you have changed your name and it provides you with the required documentary evidence of the name by which you wish to be known for local family law solicitors and other legal officials.