Whether you are married, in a civil partnership or cohabiting, separation can be a frightening and emotional time – for some it may signal a relief.
At such a time it is vital that you obtain advice and assistance from a solicitor who is an expert in Family Law and a solicitor that you can trust. Having mutual openness and confidence in your solicitor will make all the difference in what will follow.
This is why Attwaters Jameson Hill’s Family Law team is here.
We pledge to provide every client with outstanding personal service and communication, unrivalled industry knowledge and a proven track record of successfully resolving divorce and separation matters. Attwaters Jameson Hill’s friendly team of family lawyers adopt a proactive, constructive and conciliatory approach which helps to reduce much of the stress that can arise when a relationship breaks down.
How do we achieve this?
Firstly, you will need to know all options available to you when you decide to part. We will advise you on the grounds for divorce, explain the procedure and assist you in all steps to decree absolute. For some people (perhaps for moral or religious reasons) divorce may not be the best option, in which case a Separation Agreement (Deed of Separation) or a Judicial Separation might be advised and obtained. If you have grounds to annul your marriage, Attwaters Jameson Hill’s Family Team will advise you on this. If you are not married or in a civil partnership, you will still need legal advice on your position, especially if you own property together. As there is no such thing in English Law as common law marriage, you should understand your entitlement at an early stage. Obtaining clear, high quality legal advice as soon as possible will ensure the correct issues can be identified and appropriate representations made.
For more information, please read our divorce and separation leaflet.