Family Law

Our professional team of family law solicitors are here to offer you advice and support on all aspects of family law, including divorce settlements, arrangements for your children, alternative dispute resolution and all other cases involving couples, dependants and family members.

At PDA Law Solicitors we always work to keep you informed throughout the legal process, discussing your case in a jargon-free manner that is easy to understand, and making sure that we take into account all of the legal implications concerning dependants and vulnerable family members.

To contact one of our expert private client solicitors, call PDA Law Solicitors today on 01244 373 373. Alternatively, head over to our online contact form and we will be in touch.

Our Family Law Services

Our team of specialist family law solicitors can help you in the following areas:

If you require our services in any other area of family law, please still feel free to contact our team about your case as it is very likely that we will be able to help. All enquiries are welcome – you do not have to be sure of whether you want to take firm legal action, or even whether you are legally in the right to do so. We can help you to decide.

Why PDA Law Solicitors?

Headed by respected solicitor Simon Higgs, you can be sure you are receiving the best possible help and advice from our family law team, who share a wealth of experience across one of the largest areas of legal practice.

We strive to make your case as stress-free as possible by keeping you well informed and minimising any unnecessary problems that may arise. Most importantly, we are dedicated to ensuring we get the best results for you as our client, while giving the appropriate legal consideration to the needs of any dependants, vulnerable individuals and third parties whose welfare you are keen to protect.

Where possible, we offer cases on a no-win, no-fee basis, and we will always tell you if we think it is not worth pursuing a particular claim or case for any reason. To find out if you are eligible, contact an expert solicitor at PDA Law Solicitors today.

Divorce and Same-Sex Separation

While mixed-gender marriage and divorce has been around for much longer than civil partnerships, same-sex marriages and separations, the circumstances surrounding the various different processes change over time, and it is important to understand the current regulations and how to apply for a separation agreement, dissolution of a civil partnership, or divorce from a mixed-sex or same-sex marriage.

No matter what your circumstances, we can advise you on your rights and your responsibilities, for example if you have biological or adopted children with your spouse, or children born through surrogacy, which may mean only one of you is a biological parent.

Much of family law is about dealing with disputes over children, parental rights and future residential and visitation arrangements, and it is important for things to remain as amicable as possible to protect both spouses and also the children themselves.

As such, we will always listen to your side of the story and advise as sensitively as possible on anything we think might undermine your claim, as well as on how to proceed in a way that gets you the outcome you want, while also protecting the welfare of your children.

Ancillary Financial Proceedings

Financial disputes are another major aspect of many divorces and separations, and again it is important to keep proceedings as amicable as possible – this time because lengthy legal proceedings can run up considerable court costs and eat into the very finances you are trying to protect.

We can advise on the legality of prenuptial and premarital agreements, both when they are drawn up and when you wish to invoke their terms during a separation.

During divorce and civil partnership dissolution, we can help in terms of valuing assets and calculating the family finances, putting in applications for financial orders, and financial dispute resolution.

Contact Our Family Law Team

At PDA Law, we aim to offer a friendly ear to all enquiries, but especially in family law cases where you may be dealing with the breakdown of a relationship, facing a custody battle, or looking at moving out of the family home.

We have worked with many, many clients going through these kinds of experiences, and we appreciate how challenging a time it can be – which is why we are here to listen first, and then to advise you in the most constructive and progressive way possible.

To speak to a member of our helpful family law team, simply call 01244 373 373, or complete our online contact form and we will be in touch.

Our Family Law Experts

Simon Higgs

Family Law Solicitor

E: enquiries@pdalaw.co.uk