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Family Law Solicitors in Southampton

Family law is about relationships just as much as it is about legal issues. Our family law solicitors in Southampton can work with you to navigate even the most challenging situations in a way that protects what matters to you most.

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What do you want the future to look like for you and your family? Whether you are getting married or moving in together, ending a relationship or dealing with practical issues around finances and children, we are here to get you the short and long term outcome you need.

  • Need help navigating the end of a relationship? We can give step-by-step support whether you want to keep things amicable or need to take a tougher stance.
  • Looking to protect your future financial security? Our team are experts in dealing with family financial matters, including separating finances during divorce and future-proofing options such as pre-nuptial agreements and cohabitation agreements.
  • Want to protect your children’s wellbeing? We can get the right measures in place for where your children will live, what contact they have with each parent and more challenging issues, such as child relocation.

Whatever your situation, we can provide tailored advice informed by decades of specialist family law experience across our team. This means you can be confident you are always making the right decisions and taking the right actions for you and your loved ones.

We work with clients from a range of backgrounds, with particular expertise in complex financial matters and child law issues, including for international family law matters.

Our family law expertise had been recognised by leading client guide the Legal 500, providing independent assurance about the quality of our service.

Our Southampton family lawyers can advise on

  • Divorce and separation
  • Dissolution of civil partnerships
  • Financial settlements on divorce/dissolution
  • Enforcement of financial settlements
  • Variation of spousal maintenance orders
  • Pre and post nuptial agreements
  • Cohabitation agreements
  • Separation agreements
  • Cohabitation/Property ownership claims
  • Arrangements for children
  • Relocation with children abroad
  • Specific issues concerning children
  • Financial claims on behalf of children
  • Child maintenance and enforcement
  • Domestic abuse
  • Mediation
  • Arbitration
  • Collaborative law

Speak to our family law solicitors in Southampton

To discuss how our family law solicitors in Southampton can help you, please get in touch.

Our family law service in Southampton

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    Divorce and separation

    The end of a relationship brings with it a lot of issues that need to be worked through, both emotional and practical. We can guide you through the process, making sure everything progresses as swiftly and smoothly as possible while keeping your interests protected at all times.

    Our family lawyers in Southampton are experts in matters including:

    • Divorce
    • Dissolution of civil partnerships
    • Separation for unmarried couples
    • Divorce and domestic abuse

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    Family financial matters

    Financial security is something you need to think about at every stage of a relationship, but particularly when a relationship ends. Our team have exceptional expertise in the financial side of family law, so can work with you to help make sure your financial position does not suffer due to a divorce or separation.

    We can offer specialist expertise in family financial matters including:

    • Financial settlements on divorce/dissolution
    • Enforcement of financial settlements
    • Variation of spousal maintenance orders
    • Financial claims on behalf of children
    • Child maintenance and enforcement

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    Child law

    Issues around children can be particularly challenging to deal with, especially where parents cannot agree about what is best for their children. We know all of the challenges that can arise and how to deal with them effectively, so are perfectly placed to assist with safeguarding your children’s wellbeing and your rights as a parent.

    Our Southampton family law solicitors are experts in matters including:

    • Arrangements for children
    • Child Arrangements Orders
    • Relocation with children abroad
    • Changing children’s surnames after divorce
    • Specific issues concerning children

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    Pre-nuptial agreements and post-nuptial agreements

    It is now much more common for couples to have significant assets when getting married, especially if either of them is marrying for the second time. Making a pre-nuptial agreement (or post-nuptial agreement if you are already married) can be a great way to protect your future financial security and that of any dependants you have.

    We can advise on matters including:

    • Negotiating and drafting pre and post nuptial agreements
    • Reviewing the terms of pre and post nuptial agreements
    • The application of pre and post nuptial agreements during divorce

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    Cohabitation/unmarried couples

    Couples who live together without getting married or entering a civil partnership have no legal rights over each other’s assets if they separate. If you are cohabiting, it is important to take steps to protect yourself and your future financial security during your relationship and if it comes to an end.

    Our family law solicitors in Southampton are experts in matters including:

    • Cohabitation agreements
    • Separation agreements
    • Cohabitation/Property ownership claims

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    Alternative dispute resolution for family law

    A common worry when dealing with family law issues is that things will turn nasty, with lots of conflict and contentious court proceedings. However, in most cases our family lawyers are able to keep things amicable thanks to our creative, flexible approach and strong skills in alternative dispute resolution.

    Our family lawyers in Southampton are able to offer the following highly effective methods of alternative dispute resolution:

    • Mediation
    • Arbitration
    • Collaborative law

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    Family court proceedings

    When court proceedings are needed, having the right legal team on your side can make a huge difference to the outcome. Our family lawyers have an excellent track record of success in family court proceedings, with a reputation for fiercely defending our clients’ interests and an eye for detail that leaves nothing to chance.

    We have an excellent track record of success representing our clients in family court proceedings related to matters including:

    • Financial Orders
    • Child Arrangements Orders
    • Specific Issue Orders
    • Prohibited Steps Orders
    • Domestic abuse injunctions

Our Southampton family law fees and flexible funding options

When you contact our team, we will be happy to provide clear advice about our fees and the likely costs involved in resolving your family law matter.

We work hard to keep our fees competitive and will provide a realistic estimate of fees following your initial consultation with our team. Where appropriate, we may be able to offer flexible funding options, such as deferred fee agreements, to help with your budgeting.

Speak to our family lawyers in Southampton

To discuss how our family law solicitors in Southampton can help you, please get in touch.