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Matrimonial & Family

Dealing with the breakdown of a relationship is hard. Many clients are at their most vulnerable at such a time and it can be overwhelming trying to understand all the legal issues that arise.

Decisions you make now including on issues relating to your children and how to divide the matrimonial assets will affect you and your family for many years. Don’t risk your family’s future by cutting corners on legal advice. Derrick Bridges & Co offer expert advice on a wide range of family law matters as below at all levels of value and complexity.

We offer good value for money. We pride ourselves on treating people as individuals and providing constructive, practical advice targeted to your personal and specific requirements. We aim to be proactive and to resolve issues in a supportive and non-confrontational manner. We are used to advising clients in emotional, stressful situations and we treat all clients with sympathy and the greatest consideration and care.

We are members of Resolution and family law solicitors subscribe to their code of conduct which is recommended by the Law Society as the guide to best practice for family lawyers. Miss Fuller is also an advanced accredited member of the Solicitors Regulation Authority Family Law Panel.

In relation to all family matters we offer a “fixed fee” initial appointment for up to one hour with a solicitor for £95.00 plus VAT. We also offer fixed fee divorce for straightforward undefended divorces. Miss Fuller is also a qualified family law mediator and is able to assist parties looking to engage in mediation.
 

Our Matrimonial & Family services include:

Separation and Divorce

  • Divorce            
  • Judicial separation  
  • Nullity
  • Family businesses         
  • Enforcement of court orders           
  • Financial settlements:-  
  1. income/maintenance   
  2. property         
  3. other capital               
  4. pensions           

Unmarried Couples

  • Cohabitation agreements    
  • Pre/post marital agreements
  • Separation agreements
  • Financial/property settlements 
  • Civil partnership issues        

Children

  • Residence      
  • Contact
  • Parental Responsibility      
  • Specific issues
  1. health
  2. education
  • Removal from country
  • Financial support via the  CSA and the court – for both married and unmarried couples
  • Paternity disputes/DNA
  • Grandparents’ rights
  • Adoption

   

Domestic Violence

  • Emergency and standard applications for personal physical protection and regulation of the occupation of the home

 

For further information, help or advice, please fill in our contact form or call us on 0208 449 7326.