Divorce / Family Law

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Divorce and Relationship Breakdown

If you feel that the relationship has broken down/is breaking down and you would like advice on your options including divorce, our divorce solicitors have the expertise to assist you and finalise matters as quickly as possible. Guiding our clients through the upset, distress and acceptance of divorce is what we do.

We are able to offer a fixed fee for this service of £500.00 including VAT *


Islamic Marriage

In a recent judgment (July 2018), Mr Justice Williams, who sits at the High Court in London, concluded that an Islamic Marriage (Nikah) fell within the scope of the 1973 Matrimonial Causes Act. This means that Nikah marriages that were previously considered legally non-existent, may allow spouses to seek redress to the courts for a division of matrimonial assets such as the family home and spouse’s pension if a marriage breaks down.

Please feel free to email us or request a callback with a view to discussing your needs.


Financial matters arising out of relationship breakdown

Going through a divorce or separation is an extremely difficult time. However, it is vitally important that consideration is given to the division of your financial assets. Specialist advice may be required on matters such as sale of the family home or entitlement to pensions. We can support and assist you with this process and can often reach an amicable solution without having to attend court on your behalf. We can provide advice for married, unmarried couples and civil partnerships. Our divorce solicitor will advise you on the most effective and cost efficient process for you.


Legal Aid may be available for this work and we would be happy to conduct a free legal aid assessment. For further guidance on funding options for your case please feel free to email us or request a call back.


Children

Disagreements over which parent a child should live with or what level of contact should take place between one or more children and their parent and similar matters can often be the most stressful issue arising on relationship breakdown. However, our solicitors at Atkinson Firth are trained to deal with such sensitive cases and guide you through them. We are also able to provide advice in urgent situations, for example where your child may have been abducted. Our solicitors have highly specialised skills in dealing with these matters and take a sensitive and human approach.


Legal Aid may be available for this work and we would be happy to conduct a free legal aid assessment. For further guidance on funding options for your case please feel free to email us or request a call back.


If Social Services are involved with the children in your family, please click below for more information.


Domestic Violence/Abuse

If you are a victim of domestic violence/abuse we can ensure that you receive the emergency advice and representation you require. We have an experienced team of solicitors who are available at short notice to make an application for an injunction to protect your personal safety or that of your children. We can also obtain Court orders to allow you to remain in your home. We understand the complexities surrounding domestic violence and take a sensitive approach. We have extensive links with local domestic violence agencies that are able to offer long term and practical support.


Legal Aid is available for this work and we would be happy to conduct a free legal aid assessment.

For urgent matters please reach out to us on 01274 584 305

* For undefended divorces only. Includes VAT, court fees and other disbursements are additional.

Please feel free to email us or request a callback with a view to discussing your needs.