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Family Law & Divorce

Family Law

Divorce and separation are stressful and upsetting even under the most amicable conditions. You need impartial, informed advice on the options open to you. Our family law team has decades of experience successfully guiding people through the most difficult situations.

Where substantial property and assets are involved, we are experienced at unravelling the legal and financial ties between the parties, including dealing with complex financial arrangements such as trusts and corporate structures. In cases that do not settle, we have extensive Court experience and will seek to ensure swift progress through the Court process.

Our Matrimonial and Family Law services are not just for the times when relationships break down – we can help to keep you legally protected when relationships are just starting out, too.

Initial Consultation
Come and talk to us. You'll find us empathetic, keen to help and with a wealth of experience. We offer a fixed fee consultation of £50 for the first appointment. You will be advised on the options open to you and the possible outcomes. Our priority is to ensure that you have a clear understanding of the path ahead and the challenges involved in achieving your goals.

“The Family Law Team provided a very professional and swift service in my matrimonial matter.” Miss N Woodhouse of Burwell

Members of:
• Resolution (previously Solicitors’ Family Law Association)
• Law Society Family Law Panel
• Cambridge Collaborative Family Law Group

We offer a fixed fee consultation of £50 for the first appointment. Call 01223 417200 and ask for the Family Law Team

Divorce

Divorce is one of the most stressful events in anyone’s life. Our Family Law Team at Barr Ellison are here to make sure you do not have to face this alone. You will find with us a tailored and personal service to meet all your needs.

Our areas of expertise are:

• Divorce
• Financial settlements including businesses and trusts
• Tax implications of separation/divorce
• Separation Agreements
• Pre nuptial Agreements
• Post nuptial Agreements
• Extensive court experience
• Collaborative law

Whatever the question the Team at Barr Ellison will have the answer.

Call 01223 417200 and ask for the Family Law Team

Cohabitation

Cohabitation means living with a partner not as a married couple or in a civil partnership. There are approximately 6 million people cohabiting in the UK. Cohabitation is the fastest growing family unit in the UK.

It is therefore surprising that despite the introduction of the Civil Partnership Act for same sex couples giving them legal rights akin to a married couple no such legal remedies are available to cohabiting couples in the event of a separation.

There is no such thing as a ‘common law marriage’. The law in this area can be complex. With a wealth of expertise between them our Family Law experts at Barr Ellison can offer advice in the following areas:

• Cohabitation Agreements
• Legal issues relating to the family home and claims under trust law
• Financial claims for dependent children
• Legal remedies in cases of domestic violence and harassment

If what you want is peace of mind and security for your future now’s the time to act.

We offer a fixed fee consultation of £50 for the first appointment. Call 01223 417200 and ask for the Family Law Team.

Children

When parents divorce or separate children are often caught in the cross fire. The Family Law Team at Barr Ellison have a wealth of experience in dealing with children issues.

We appreciate that it is often hard for clients to see things objectively whilst in the midst of a family breakdown. We are here to ensure that you get objective and expert advice to help you move on.

Our areas of expertise include:
• Residence/Contact applications
• Parental Responsibility
• Leave to permanently remove from the jurisdiction
• Financial applications under Schedule 1 The Children Act

The children are your future - make sure you get the best advice you can for them.

We offer a fixed fee consultation of £50 for the first appointment. Call 01223 417200 and ask for the Family Law Team.

What to expect from...

Collaborative Law

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Solicitors' Negotiations

First Directions Appointment

Financial Dispute Resolution Appointment

First Children Appointment

We offer a fixed fee consultation of £50 for the first appointment. Call 01223 417200 and ask for the Family Law Team.