Our family lawyers have extensive expertise in all aspects of UK Family Law, from divorce and financial disputes to arrangements relating to children, care proceedings and adoption.

Our family law firm offers a private, professional and confidential service. We understand family matters can be very difficult and because of this our family law firm aims to provide a service which is supportive, understanding and tailored to your needs.

As members of Resolution our family solicitors stay at the cutting edge of family law so that our family lawyers can offer you the highest quality service. We follow a code of practice that promotes a non-confrontational approach to family problems.

Our family lawyers strive to reach outcomes through non-contentious means such as family law mediation or family law resolutions. If this is not possible, our family solicitors can bring litigation through the family court. Visit our blogs and videos on family law created by our family solicitors.

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    A divorce has the effect of legally bringing a marriage to an end. Divorce can only be granted if the marriage has irretrievably broken down and the couple must have been married for at least one year prior to the commencement of divorce proceedings. Our experienced divorce lawyers have extensive and specialised divorce law knowledge. Arlingsworth boasts top family lawyers with divorce solicitors that fight hard when necessary to get the best results possible.

    Legal issues pertaining to children are some of the most emotionally-charged and sensitive cases which we deal with. Because of the sensitive nature, our custody lawyers handle each case with a high degree of professionalism and care. The decisions which are made by a Family Law Court in relation to children can have profound and life-changing consequences. As such decisions affect parental responsibility and childcare, determining when and with whom a child is to live, spend time or otherwise have contact. Because of the life-changing consequences, we recommend talking to Arlingsworths family court lawyers, our custody solicitors aim to reach an agreement as quickly as possible.

    This is the legal process by which individuals become a child’s parents, assuming full legal and parental responsibility for the child, despite not being his natural parents. Once the court has made an adoption order the child becomes a full member of the adoptive family. In a child adoption, they take the surname of their adoptive parents and have the same rights and privileges as if they had been born to them. The procedure can be long and complex and as such, we recommend talking to our expert adoption lawyers. Arlingsworth has specialist adoption solicitors help to find the best solution concerning child adoption.

    Legal Separation is a legal process by which a married couple may undergo a de facto separation while remaining legally married. A legal separation is granted in the form of a court order, which if properly obtained forms a legally-binding consent. The most common reason for filing legal separation is to make interim financial arrangements, such as deciding who will pay bills, possess property, and whether maintenance is appropriate. Find out more from our legal separation lawyers who can give you legal advice. Our legal separation solicitors are well versed in all matters such as marital separation.

    A dissolution is the term given to the termination of a civil partnership. The procedure is broadly the same as for divorce. To achieve termination, a civil partnership dissolution must be obtained, which would lead to the ending of a civil partnership. Both divorce and civil partnership dissolution are very similar, leading both to the separation of partners.

    A Prenuptial Agreement (prenup) is an agreement made by a couple before they marry, setting out how they would like their assets divided in the event they divorce. A postnuptial agreement is one entered by a couple during their marriage that seeks to determine how their assets should be divided in the event of divorce or separation and/or regulate their financial affairs during the marriage. Arlingsworth has both pre-nuptial agreement solicitors and post-nuptial agreement solicitors that can help you protect yourself. Because of the seriousness of such, we recommend you talk to our prenuptial agreement lawyers or post nuptial agreement lawyers who can help you tackle and find the best agreement possible.

    Domestic abuse is not always physical or violent. It can also take more nuanced and subtle forms such as emotional abuse and coercive control. If you are a victim of domestic abuse, such as domestic violence or partner abuse our domestic abuse solicitors can get you the help you need.

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