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.
Covering Birmingham, Coventry, Redditch, Solihull, Worcester and throughout the West Midlands
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 of family law we specialise in are:
Annette was brilliant, she talked through everything. She said that obviously divorces are very daunting and scary but Annette always talks things through and makes sure that I understood what was happening and has always been amazing throughout the process. I always felt fully updated and loved the fact that anything which didn’t make sense to me or which I didn’t understand was explained.
I was recommended to Annette at Brendan Fleming by a colleague as I was seeking an expert in legal divorce proceedings. Annette and her team provided an excellent service throughout the process. They were always responsive and pro-active but most importantly sensitive to my requirements and very practical and objective in their guidance and support. I would certainly recommend Annette and her firm to anybody seeking a professional and yet personal service.
I would like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you Salvia, for all of your efforts. You were very understanding, empathetic and non-judgmental regarding my situation and handled the case very well. I would definitely recommend Brendan Fleming Solicitors to anyone looking to be represented by a high-quality professional service.
Your company has helped me out so much and I’d come back again again and again. I am so grateful to everyone who has helped me out with my case…and I am so glad that Charley Kelly ain`t leaving cuz she is really good at her job
Without your support and fantastic knowledge into the care system etc and doing all the ‘behind the scenes’ work to fight for me and my children I wouldn’t be here in a better place. I’ll always be grateful to you and Mr Pearce.
Dawn, I can’t find the words to express how I feel about what you have done for my family. I can’t thank you enough. If only I knew than what I know now: that the most important thing is to have a good solicitor. And you are the best: I never would have got my boys back if it weren’t for you. I have learned so much in the short space of time in which you represented me. Thank you till the end of the numbers.
You have done so much for me and been there whenever I needed to speak. I have included a picture of my daughter which you can keep if you like as reminder of how happy you have made her mummy and how happy I am that I decided to go with your firm. Thank you so much, Dawn. There will never be enough I can do to repay you.
I get on really well with Dawn; she will help me whatever the problem. We meet up every week. Her work is brilliant: I feel so much more support than I did from my previous solicitors. I’d definitely recommend her for employee of the week; she is a great solicitor.
Dawn is absolutely fantastic. I would never have got so far without her and now I am really close to getting my daughter back. I would not be where I am now without Dawn and Brendan. Dawn works every hour God sends to help your case. I keep recommending them to other people in my situation. Keep up the good work!
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 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.
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.
Head of Divorce & Family Department
Annette has considerable experience in all matters relating to family breakdown particularly in respect of financial matters when she deals with high net financial claims often involving substantial assets, businesses and pension issues. She is committed to achieving the best for her Client as recently outlined “she epitomises the Company’s values and I found her to be both rigorous and hardworking in helping achieve a workable and realistic outcome……”
Annette is a full Member of Resolution (formerly Solicitors Family Law Association) and she has a firm and practical approach achieving high levels of settlement and client satisfaction “…… her no nonsense, matter of fact and down to earth approach was refreshing as was her wealth of experience”.
Annette has specialised in Family Law for many years having joined Brendan Fleming Solicitors originally in 1984 progressing to head a large family department until leaving to join as Department Head a large firm in Solihull for some years. Annette returned to Brendan Fleming’s successful and prominent Child Care firm in 2008 to establish a divorce and family law department and which is now an ever expanding highly experienced and successful but friendly and approachable team.
Family Law Accredited Associate Solicitor
Salvia has spent many years working in different areas of law ranging from conveyancing and civil disputes to dealing with wills and probate. In recent times, Salvia has returned to Family Law which has always been her passion since qualifying in 2000.
Salvia is a keen and well established member of the Divorce and Family Law Team covering all areas in relation to divorce, financial matters and children. She also has a wealth of experience in dealing with cohabitees and property issues relating to a breakdown of relationship between cohabiting parties.
Salvia also deals with injunctions and domestic violence applications and has a wealth of experience in all matters related to the breakdown of your relationship.
Salvia is also a Member of the Family Law Panel and is also the firm’s Money Laundering Officer
Family Law Caseworker
Julie joined Brendan Fleming Solicitors in January 2014 and is a valued member of the Divorce and Family Law Department. Julie quickly established a client base and a valid role in the department.
Julie previously worked, for many years, for a large practice in Solihull in their Family Law Department.
Julie has wide experience in matters relating to all areas of family law, with a particular interest in divorce and financial disputes. Whether dealing with a matrimonial home or other financial issues such as a business, investments or pension issue, Julie’s aim is to achieve high level settlements together with providing the utmost support to her clients during a difficult time. She is a popular member of the team and always deals with her clients in an approachable, sympathetic and friendly manner without losing sight of the issues to be resolved.