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We offer a 15 minute FREE appointment at our Family Advice Clinic    OR

We offer a 15 minute assessment appointment on a day and time of your choice at £40 plus VAT.

TO DISCUSS THE BEST OPTION FOR YOU PLEASE CONTACT US.

 

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FAMILY BREAK-UP

The break-up of a relationship, separation and divorce can be one of the most stressful times in your life.  How this is handled could set the stage for the future, especially if there are children of the family and financial matters to deal with.  Our Family team are all experienced and qualified lawyers who can help you find a solution to suit you.   If mediation is right for you, we can refer you to the mediator of your choice.  We can help you to get the right advice at the right time and at the right price.
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DIVORCE SOLUTIONS

We know that some of the divorce forms are straight-forward but others are not. Make sure you get it right from the start. We appreciate that it is not always easy to find time to visit us and so we offer a range of FIXED FEES – TO SUIT ALL NEEDS with our Divorce Solutions.

Grade A – All inclusive divorce fee - £375 plus VAT
Grade B – Bonus divorce forms pack - £250 plus VAT
Grade C – Commencement of divorce pack - £99 plus VAT
Grade D – DIY divorce pack £60 plus VAT

If we represent you in the divorce, (Grade A, B and C) we offer a range of other discounted services
  • A free referral to a mediation service of your choice
  • A Settlement Service – for a concluded financial agreement - £399 plus VAT
  • A simple Will at £50 plus VAT (divorce affects inheritance under a Will)
  • We can also prepare a Change of Name Deed (adult) - £50 plus VAT.
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FINANCIAL ARRANGEMENTS

When a relationship breaks down, you are likely to need to settle the financial arrangements , no matter what the assets and liabilities are. You should consider a financial CLEAN BREAK ORDER to ensure neither party can make any financial claims against each other in the future. If you need help, our team can advise you of all the options available. Is Mediation the way forward for you? If so, we can make a referral to the mediation service of your choice. Legal Aid may be available to you. If not and if we have dealt with your divorce, we offer a Settlement Service for a concluded Financial agreement, eg an agreement reached in Mediation, to achieve a clean break order By Consent. Without a Court Order your spouse can make a claim, even after divorce. Carol Caswell and Frances Edwards are members of Resolution which means that they will try to resolve any issues in a non-confrontational and constructive way. We refer you to the Resolution Code of Conduct in our Client Care section of this website.

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CHILD ARRANGEMENTS (Private law)

When a relationship breaks down, it is so important to consider what is in the children’s best interests. We understand the importance of both parents continuing to play an active role in their up-bringing. You may be able to sort out the arrangements between you but if not, we can help. Is Mediation the way forward for you? Our specialist team can advise you of all the options available. Carol Caswell and Rhiannon Street are accredited members of the Solicitors Regulation Authority Children Law Panel. Carol Caswell and Frances Edwards are members of Resolution which means that they will try to resolve any issues in a non-confrontational and constructive way. We refer you to the Resolution Code of Conduct in our Client Care section of this website
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ISSUES RELATING TO CHILDREN (Public law) 

 Some parents are sadly thrust into situations where social services become involved with the family and in the arrangements for their children.  The safety and welfare of the children is paramount but parents’  interests need to be looked after too.  We have a highly experienced team who can deal with such matters and represent  your interests with the aim of achieving the best outcome possible.  Our children panel specialists will be able to help and advise you.  Carol Caswell and Rhiannon Street are accredited  members of the Solicitors Regulation Authority Children Law Panel.
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Mediation can often be a quick and cost-effective  way to settle any issues in dispute, whether it relates to children or financial matters.   Legal Aid is available in mediation if you are financially eligible.  You may the qualify for Legal Aid for us to advise you during the mediation process and to draft the Final Order By Consent.   We can refer you to an independent mediation service who will try to help you resolve matters.  The mediation service will advise you of their fees if you are not eligible for Legal Aid.  
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DOMESTIC ABUSE

Not all abuse in a relationship is physical – it can be emotional,  psychological, financial or sexual.  If you have been the victim of domestic abuse, your safety and the safety of any children, need to be protected as quickly as possible.  There are ways to ensure your protection.  We can apply for a Non-Molestation Order, to prevent further abuse -  or an Occupation Order, to prevent the abuser from returning to the home or near to the home.  As you would expect, we always deal with such cases with the urgency it requires. Legal Aid is available for domestic abuse cases.
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LEGAL AID – DID YOU KNOW

That Legal Aid is still available in certain circumstances, eg to protect those who have been subjected to domestic abuse. It is also available for Public Law Children matters where there is involvement of Social Services, care proceedings or child protection issues. We hold a Legal Aid Contract and we can conduct certain matters on a legal aid basis, maintaining the standard of our Specialist Quality Mark. Legal Aid is subject to meeting the requirements of the Legal Aid Agency. You will need to provide evidence of your income and assets. You will need to provide evidence of domestic abuse within the last 5 years. We can help and advise you on this. If you have been subjected to domestic abuse, you may still get Legal Aid for divorce, financial and child arrangements. We can help you get the evidence you need.

Legal Aid is available for Mediation, WITHOUT evidence of domestic abuse and if you have Legal Aid in mediation, you are likely to qualify for Legal Aid for us to advise you on the terms of settlement reached in Mediation.
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​DISCLAIMER 

The work that we will undertake in our fixed fees packages is as detailed on our leaflet.  Please note what is and is not included.  We will be pleased to discuss any additional services you require. Please see our Private Legal Fees Schedule.  In any divorce, you should consider the financial issues.  A divorce does not guarantee a clean break.  A Court order is the only way to achieve a financial clean break. Any agreement reached should be with the benefit of full financial disclosure and independent legal advice or there is a risk that the order could be set aside in future.  In order for the Court to approve a clean break order, the Court will consider if it is fair and reasonable to both parties.

 
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