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Giving You The Support You Need, When You Need It

Family law proceedings are sensitive, particularly when children are involved. This is why our family law team is sympathetic, enthusiastic, and passionate – ensuring that you get the best possible outcome, no matter what your issue is. We are committed to supporting family members through a range of legal proceedings, from divorces to finance settlements.

Reputable, Trustworthy Local Solicitors

Beeston Shenton’s Family team is experienced in all elements of family law. We understand that legal intervention in family life can be very stressful, which is why we are dedicated to providing a service that is considerate, emotionally supportive, and unique to you and your circumstances.

Family Problems? We Can Help

At Beeston Shenton, we provide a caring, sensitive approach to family law. We understand that engaging solicitors can be daunting, which is why our approach is personal and we endeavour to always reach the highest standards in client care. We specialise in all elements of family law, including pre nuptial agreements, cohabitation agreements, divorce, separation and relationship breakdowns, financial matters, child maintenance, domestic abuse claims and more. 

We work to ensure that your issue is dealt with as quickly and sympathetically as possible, maintaining a dignified approach throughout.

Advice That Is Tailored To You

It can be difficult to know where to turn in times of emotional turmoil, but you can trust that we have experience in dealing with issues like yours and can give you clear, advice that is appropriate for your individual circumstances. From mediation to court proceedings, we have the experience to guide you through.

Our Family Law Services

Our team are experts at dealing with all aspects of family law, and our priority is ensuring that you receive the best representation to reach an outcome that is tailored to you. We work efficiently to provide a comprehensive legal service, whatever your needs are.

Our expert team is able to assist you whether you are the Petitioner (the party starting the proceedings) or the Respondent (where your spouse or civil partner has issued the proceedings). The breakdown of a relationship can be a difficult time, and we are here to provide support from issuing the petition to court proceedings (if necessary).

We can deal with all elements of distribution of assets following a divorce or dissolution, from direct negotiations with your spouse to seeking a Financial Order through court proceedings. We can help you through the processes of mediation, collaborative law, and court hearings, providing proactive advice at every stage to ensure that you receive a fair settlement.

Determining where your children will live and who they will spend their time with after a separation is essential for their wellbeing. We can assist you in providing structure for children as quickly and sensitively as possible. We are proficient in reaching agreements both in and out of court.

When a relationship breaks down, seeking advice on child laws and finance should be the priority. Whether you hope to come to a Private Agreement, require a Consent Order, or need an assessment from the Child Support Agency (CSA), we will give you the best advice and help you to build a structure for your child’s future.

Our supportive team can assist you (and your children, if necessary) with court applications for non-molestation orders, occupation orders and other injunctions to help to protect you from and form of domestic violence. We can advise on remedies for harassment, violence and threats of violence – including physical, emotional and financial – and help to protect your occupation of a home. We can assess whether you are entitled to legal aid, and obtain this for you where available.

Many couples choose to live together rather than marry, and when separation occurs a different approach to divorce is required. Separation agreements can assist you to resolve financial issues in these cases. Separation agreements are also useful when you do not want to begin formal divorce proceedings yet.

If you wish to enter into an agreement with your partner before living together, getting married, or entering into a civil partnership, we can help. These agreements are extremely useful for protecting your assets and providing an agreed basis for what will happen in the event of a relationship breakdown, helping to avoid disputes from arising.

Giving You Peace Of Mind With Fixed Fees

Here at Beeston Shenton, we believe that it’s important that you shouldn’t face any hidden surprises when it comes to legal fees. This is why we offer fixed fees wherever possible, and we always provide advice about our charging methods at the outset and as matters progress.

Experienced And Understanding Family Lawyers

We will give your matter the time and attention that you require, whilst also respecting your need for a fast and efficient response. We know that these times can be distressing, and can offer one-to-one support if it is needed.

You can be confident that our team will be dedicated to your case, ensuring the best possible outcome.

Our Latest Thoughts On Family Law…

Our team of experts specialise in all areas of family law, giving you the peace of mind that your concerns are being dealt with compassionately. At what is potentially a time of turmoil, we are here to support you with all aspects of family law. You can read up on all our latest insights below…

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