It is an unfortunate fact of life that not all relationships are successful or lasting. The prospect of resolving family and relationship issues can be daunting. We sympathise and understand the emotional and financial impacts of family break- ups. It is our aim to resolve problems by providing sound and constructive expert advice to achieve practical solutions for you and your families.
It is important for you to know your legal position at an early stage, otherwise you may be disadvantaged. Often children are involved in these matters. It is helpful to have parents’ respective rights and duties in relation to those children explained clearly to all parties. This can help parents to agree on arrangements that benefit the children, as it is ultimately their interests that are paramount.
If children are involved, we will seek to ensure that each party understands their respective rights and duties. We will always encourage the relevant parties to agree on arrangements that will benefit and protect the children. If negotiating a settlement proves problematic – we will refer you to mediation.