Divorce & Family Law Department
How Our Divorce and Family Law Specialists Can Help and Support You, Following Your Relationship Breakdown
The Divorce and Family Law team at Brendan Fleming Solicitors have had a long established presence within the legal profession and our niche team has a wealth of experience dealing with all aspects of family law. We pride ourselves in being able to offer a friendly and professional service throughout. We always aim to provide an understanding of the difficult situation you find yourself in and to deal with your issues in a manner that is sympathetic and understanding whilst still focusing on achieving the best results possible for each individual client focusing on balancing the benefits of any course of action needed against the likely costs both financial and emotional.
We provide an initial fixed fee appointment system which will allow you to meet with one of the team to discuss the difficulties that you have and to be guided as to the best possible course of action for you to take or just to advise you generally about your situation so that you can be supported in decisions that you may need to make regarding your marriage, relationship, your property/finances, or your children. We will advise you the best way to resolve your difficulties whether this is through negotiation or mediation or through the court process if an amicable agreement cannot be reached.
We are used to dealing with family issues sometimes complex and delicate and specialist team will guide and support you through probably the most difficult and stressful time that you will possibly have to face.
The areas we specialise in are:
- Judicial Separation
- Cohabitation & living together agreements
- Financial provision arising from divorce/relationship breakdown including property issues, pensions, income and businesses
- Civil Partnership breakdown
- Child Arrangements including residence and contact disputes and all related matters including child abduction or other emergency remedies
- Financial provision for children – Schedule 1 Children Act 1989
- Domestic abuse and emergency protection issues
- Enforcement of Orders
- Variation applications and setting aside orders
We will be able to advise you as to the action you need to take to formalise the breakdown of your marriage and how to deal with this in a straightforward and cost effective way. Every client’s circumstances and concerns are different but we will guide you to achieve the result in a practical and non-confrontational manner.
The Arrangements For Children
The breakdown of your relationship can be sometimes for the children as well as the adults involved. At Brendan Fleming Solicitors we have a firm reputation for our knowledge and proactive approach in the area of matters relating to the resolution of child arrangements.
Your family is the most important and precious part of your life and separating from the other parent of your children can be a very upsetting experience. In this regard we will always work with you to explore all possible avenues so that you can continue effective co-parenting if this is possible, with the welfare of the children being the paramount consideration. With good advice and in many cases parents are able to reach an amicable arrangement so that the children have an ongoing relationship with both parents and if those arrangements are agreed between you the Court will not interfere or make any Orders.
If you cannot reach an agreement about how your children will be cared for even with our assistance and advice, then mediation may resolve matters but if this also breaks down then court proceedings can be issued.
We are experts in negotiating arrangements for children where parents have been unable to formalise their own agreement. and in making any relevant applications to the Court in order to determine the arrangements for the children. We will provide sound advice on potential arrangements that may best suit your family. If there are any urgent concerns as to the arrangements for the children, we are experts in seeking emergency orders or dealing with applications to resolve specific issues that may arise from time to time regarding your child.
Finance, Your Property, Businesses’ Income & Pensions
This is likely to be the most complex part of your relationship breakdown and is an area that can concern or distress many clients who suddenly find themselves in a situation where a combined income and asset pot is needed now to support two homes and related expenses. The Court will try and find an outcome that is fair to both parties and to consider whether a clean break is possible. The needs of the children are a priority and we are here to advise you as to a realistic way forward in your particular circumstance. Our aim being to achieve a settlement whether by agreement or through court proceedings that will take into account your individual circumstances and the assets that are available to you and your partner.
The team at Brendan Fleming Solicitors have a wealth of experience in dealing with all forms of financial provision whether by negotiation or through court proceedings. You can be assured that whilst we have support staff & assistants in the department you will always be offered a personal service so that the specialist you meet at the start will personally guide you through the process and conduct your case until it is resolved.
We are fortunate at Brendan Fleming Solicitors to have various professional experts to hand if your case requires experienced professionals to arrange valuations in respect of residential or commercial properties, accountants for company or business valuations and Actuaries if Pension reports are required.
We pride ourselves in being transparent with our fees structure and we will discuss with you at the initial meeting a way forward to meet the legal fees that you will invariably have during your case. We do offer an initial fixed fee appointment when the overall likely cost of your case will be discussed before you instruct Brendan Fleming Solicitors.
Contact our experts and tell us about your case
0121 683 5000