Family lawyers

A family lawyer is a lawyer or solicitor that specialises in the area of family law. A family lawyer can offer expert services in all family law matters. The breakdown of any relationship is stressful for all concerned, and we can put you in touch with family lawyers who can offer a sympathetic and constructive approach to help you achieve fair and agreeable solutions to your problems.

Resolving family disputes

Family disputes hurt not only the parties directly involved, but other members of the family, for instance, any children. However, there are steps you could take in order to work constructively to end a family feud which will ensure all sides are happy.

Family solicitors can provide you with the legal information you need so that you can make the right decisions affecting your family. We have a large network of family solicitors and can put you through to a solicitor who best suits your needs, whether this is:

  • Expertise
  • Cost
  • Location

Mediation is a common way of resolving family issues in private and without going to court. Both parties can explain their problems and concerns to each other in an open and honest forum. A neutral third party (the mediator) will guide the discussion and promote resolution.

As a mediator will only offer suggestions to provide solutions and will never tell either party what to do, it is the parties themselves who are in control of the process. Mediation can be a quicker and therefore less costly way of resolving a family issue than going to court. In the best-case scenario mediation can last a matter of hours and can promote better communication between parties for the future.

What can a family lawyer help with?

Our family lawyers can offer a wide range of skills and experience to suit your needs. For example, if you are worried you might be forced into a marriage, or worried for someone else, we can direct you to a lawyer who can help you.

If you have been emotionally blackmailed or physically threatened by someone, a family lawyer can apply on your behalf for court protective orders. These orders related to England or abroad and can include setting aside a forced married and have powers of arrest attached.

A forced marriage should not be confused with an arranged marriage, when you have a choice whether or not to accept the arrangement.

Other services that our family lawyers can provide specialist advice on are:

  • Divorce and annulments
  • Pre-nuptial agreements
  • Civil partnership
  • Cohabitation agreements and disputes
  • Child care and support/maintenance
  • Wills and family trusts
  • Family businesses
  • Adoption
  • Domestic violence and harassment
  • Collaborative law
  • Mediation

Family disputes can often be highly emotional and distressing, so the benefit of having a lawyer that you can trust to give you advice is invaluable. At Contact Law, we have a range of quality lawyers who are highly experienced in all areas of family law and we will put you through to a family law lawyer that is best suited to your needs.

For more advice on issues relating to children and relationships, see our page on family law.

Call us for free on 0800 533 5787 or use the web-form to the right to speak to an advisor who can put you in touch with the right solicitor for your needs.