With over 1 in 3 marriages now ending in a divorce, more and more couples are thinking of entering into a pre-nuptial agreement than ever before. These agreements are usually associated with America or Europe but are becoming more common in the UK too. Now...
Family Law Solicitors in Ashby de la Zouch & Tamworth
A modern approach for modern families
Modern family life can often be complicated, bringing with it a number of legal issues. You may be married or just cohabiting. There could be children or stepchildren to consider, and financial assets such as property, pensions, inheritance, or business interests to protect. You may be separating from your partner, or thinking about taking the next steps towards marriage and living together.
Whatever your situation, Fishers Dewes' family law team can help. Our family law solicitors are highly experienced in all aspects of family law and can offer you comprehensive guidance through every step of resolving your legal issues. We approach your concerns with sensitivity and offer independent advice explained clearly, in plain English. Our solicitors and support staff are approachable and compassionate, making sure you feel comfortable to discuss your family issues.
Fixed fee consultations and services
Fishers Dewes offer a fixed fee initial appointment where you can discuss your situation with one of our expert family law solicitors. You will leave the meeting with a clear understanding of your options, the likely costs, and the probable timescales involved.
Fishers Dewes are also able to offer various other services on a fixed fee basis including divorce and drafting agreements. Find out more information on Fishers Dewes’ fixed fee options.
Our family law services
Many issues can be resolved quickly and cost-effectively with family mediation, offering a non-confrontational method of dispute resolution that can make it easier to maintain positive relationships with other involved parties going forward.
We are also highly experienced at representing clients in court, meaning that, where this is the best or only appropriate option, we can support you and represent you, ensuring your case is presented in the best possible way and giving you the strongest chance of achieving success.
Divorce & relationship breakdown
Going through a divorce or relationship breakdown can be a highly emotional and stressful experience. Our expert divorce and relationship breakdown solicitors have the experience to guide and support you through the process of formally ending your relationship, including handling all of the financial aspects and making arrangements for children, where required.
We can help you to achieve the best possible result for your interests and those of any children you have, so you can move on as quickly as possible with complete peace of mind. Where family mediation is appropriate, we will support you through this process, or where going to court is the best, or only reasonable option, we will represent you and defend your interests.
Prenuptial agreements are becoming increasingly common now that couples are tending to marry later and are more likely to both have significant assets before entering a marriage. A prenuptial agreement can provide a sense of certainty and peace of mind, helping to remove a potential source of stress and tension during a marriage, while also offering some reassurance if your relationship does end.
Our family law team can help you and your partner create a robust prenuptial agreement that takes both of your needs into account, helping you to create a mutually acceptable agreement that protects your interests.
Civil partnerships offer an alternative to marriage for same-sex couples and come with many of the same issues, including dealing with relationship breakdown and protecting your assets before entering a civil partnership.
Fishers Dewes’ family law solicitors have over a decade of experience in dealing with the legal issues surrounding civil partnerships, so can offer a high level of expertise when supporting you in this area.
Any legal issue relating to your children has the potential to be highly emotive and stressful, while protecting your children’s best interests is of paramount importance. Whether you are going through a divorce or separation, making arrangements for child care or child maintenance, looking to adopt, or facing any other legal issues related to your children, getting the right legal advice quickly is essential so you can find a fast, effective solution that protects your interests and those of your children.
Our expert children law solicitors have many years of experience helping clients with all aspects of the law relating to children. We will always put your children’s wellbeing first, finding legal solutions that enable you to achieve your goals in a way that protects your children and offers lasting solutions, providing stability and peace of mind.
Where you or a loved one have been the victim of domestic violence and other forms of domestic abuse, it is important to take action as soon as possible to make sure it cannot happen again. Our specialist domestic violence solicitors understand that this is a highly sensitive issue that many people find difficult to talk about. We are therefore committed to making the process as easy and supportive as possible, helping you to get the protection you need.
We can offer help with domestic violence and abuse issues in a number of ways, including through Non-Molestation Court Orders, which ban your partner from coming near you or your property, from making threats, or in any way harassing you or your children. We can also assist you with an Occupation Order, forcing your partner to leave your home if they refuse to do so after an incident has taken place.
Family mediation and Mediation Information Assessment Meetings (MIAM)
Before you can make an application to the court, you are usually required to attend a MIAM to assess the suitability of your case for mediation. There are exceptions, however, for example when there have been instances of domestic violence.
It is important to consider all methods available to resolve family disputes. Family mediation provides a safe environment for couples to reach an amicable agreement that avoids the need for court proceedings where possible. It is also often the fastest, most cost-effective and least stressful way to resolve family legal disputes.
Where to find Fishers Dewes’ family law solicitors
Fishers Dewes’ family law team works out of our offices in Ashby de la Zouch and Tamworth, offering legal services to families across the East Midlands.
Fishers Dewes’ family law solicitors in Ashby de la Zouch are based in Kilwardby Street in the town centre.
Fishers Dewes’ family law solicitors in Tamworth are based in Bolebridge Street in the town centre, near to the Ankerside Shopping Centre.
Get in touch with our expert family law solicitors
Family law issues and concerns are often much easier to resolve when professional advice is sought at the earliest opportunity. This can give you certainty about your situation and how to proceed and help you avoid a long, drawn out legal process that can be time-consuming, expensive, stressful and damaging to family relationships.
If you would like further information regarding any of our family law services or to arrange an initial appointment, please call your nearest office or complete our simple enquiry form and a member of our team will be in touch.