Family, Matrimonial and Mediation
Dealing with the breakdown of a relationship and the issues that arise from separation can be an extremely stressful time. Our specialist family law solicitors understand that the decisions made during this time may have significant implications.
We handle matters in a sensitive and approachable manner, providing clear advice which will enable you to make informed decisions as to the options available.
At Surrey Hills Solicitors, we are committed to resolving family law matters in a constructive and conciliatory way. We are members of ‘Resolution’ the organisation of family lawyers and adopt the Code of Practice that promotes a non-confrontational approach. Wherever possible, we aim to resolve matters through negotiation, mediation or collaborative practice.
However, it is sometimes necessary to ask the court to resolve matters and we can provide you with clear advice as to the process and likely costs.
We understand that our clients wish to resolve matters in a cost-effective manner. We therefore provide clear information regarding likely costs and have various payment plans and options available.
Family mediation is an alternative way to deal with the issues that arise from separation and can cover such matters as arrangements for children or agreeing a financial settlement. It is often cheaper, quicker and less adversarial. At Surrey Hills Solicitors, we have an experienced family mediator who is also a family law solicitor and can assist you with reaching an agreement that you and your ex-partner find fair and that can be endorsed by the Court, if required.
We can advise on the following areas of family law:
divorce process (fixed fee package available for uncontested divorces)
financial claims and settlements whether you are married or unmarried
arrangements for children
application to remove a child from the Jurisdiction
domestic abuse issues
pre-nuptial and post nuptial agreements
family mediation including direct consultation with children
Surrey Hills Solicitors can provide a free initial family law consultation over the phone.