Family

Family

Whether you’re facing a relationship breakdown or need advice to protect your family’s future interests, we can provide guidance on a range of legal matters.

  • Marriage or civil partnership – Committing to a marriage or civil partnership/same sex marriage can be both an exciting and important time to understand your legal rights. We can help advise on pre and post-nuptial agreements; pre civil partnership agreements; changes in tax (including inheritance); Will drafting; employment; property; child welfare and adoption.
  • Divorce or separation – We will work closely with you to protect your interests whether through the courts; or where possible through alternative dispute resolution. As members of Resolution, we will always encourage approaching family matters in the least confrontational way.
  • Children and adoption – Should a dispute arise, or a family relationship breakdown we can provide support and advice on future living agreements, contact and financial plans for your children.
  • Illness and loss of capacity – We can help protect you and your loved ones should you become physically or mentally incapacitated. Give yourself control and peace of mind knowing you have documented your wishes and appointed trusted individuals to handle your affairs.
  • Cohabitation agreements – When considering moving in with your partner we can formalise the living agreements to protect your future and avoid any disputes. This may include the purchase and sale agreement, bill and mortgage payments, and general documented intentions.
  • Mediation – When looking at alternative means of resolution mediation has often been viewed as a way to resolve disputes quickly, amicably and as an effective alternative to costly court proceedings.
  • Domestic violence – If you’re facing physical, psychological, emotional, sexual or financial abuse we can help. We can work fast to provide an injunction order to protect you, and provide you with the time and space needed to decide on your future.

Contact us

We tailor our approach to you and your circumstance. By working closely with our tax, trusts and property teams we can provide you with a full and comprehensive service. We have particular expertise in complex financial cases involving family trusts, businesses and international assets.

‘First-rate client care and ability to get the job done effectively in a timely manner and at a fair cost.’
Chambers & Partners UK 2018

Bircham Dyson Bell has ‘a highly competent department that covers the full array of litigation, mediation and negotiation, and is particularly good on multi-jurisdictional cases’.
Legal 500 UK 2017

Interested in more?
Take a look at our Family Law blog >

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