We are pleased to announce that we are now able to provide a first-class family law service.
Frodshams know that dealing with issues following the breakdown of a relationship can be difficult and emotional and we are here to help you through these difficult times. We can offer our clients advice and guidance to find the best solutions that meet their individual needs.
When your marriage or relationship breaks down you need to make sure that your best interests are taken into account, whether that is ensuring that you spend time with your children or how the matrimonial assets are divided.
Weare able tooffer a wide range of services covering all aspects of family law and below are some of the services we provide: –
Divorce and SeparationIf you are thinking about divorce or separation it is important that you obtain the right legal advice as soon as possible to ensure the best possible outcome for you.We understand the emotional impact that divorce and separation can bring, whether it is a straightforward non-contested divorce or involving more complex issues, and we offer a sensitive and practical approach to guide you through the process. We understand that most couples would prefer to avoid the Court process and we are able to make referrals to mediation if this is appropriate in your circumstances.
Financial settlementMost divorces involve dealing with the division of the matrimonial assets. This often involves negotiations between the parties or if agreement cannot be reached, court proceedings. This can be a complex process, but it is important that you seek legal advice before agreeing any financial settlement with your spouse. We are able to explain and guide you through the process to ensure that you achieve the best possible outcome to secure your current and future financial interests.
ChildrenSadly, relationship breakdowns can often lead to conflict over the care and contact arrangements of the Children of the relationship. If you are not able to agree arrangements between you we are here to offer you advice, assistance and support to try and resolve these conflicts either by way of mediation, negotiation or an application to the Court for a child arrangement order. Your children are your main priority and these proceedings can have a huge emotional impact on both you and your children so it is essential that you receive expert legal advice to guide you through the process and offer you the support you need.
Pre-Nuptial AgreementsA Pre-Nuptial Agreement is a written marriage contract entered into by couples before a marriage. The Agreement sets out to the Court how money and assets will be divided if the marriage ends. There are many reasons why couples enter into these agreements including protecting assets accumulated before the marriage. Before entering into a Pre-Nuptial Agreement, it is important that you take legal advice to ensure that the agreement is drawn up correctly. We are able to guide you through this process and draw up your Agreement at a competitive price.
Grandparents RightsIf a family relationship breaks down and grandparents are denied contact with their grandchildren, they do not have an automatic legal right to enforce contact. Securing grandparents rights will often mean having to make an application to the Court for a Child Arrangement Order but before this can be done grandparents will have to ask the Court for permission to make the application. This process requires expert legal advice to ensure the correct procedure is followed and we can advise, assist, and support you through this process.
Co-habitation and Separation AgreementsThe legal rights of couples living together as cohabitees are completely different to those of married couples when it comes to separation and dividing the assets. The rules for married couples are clearly defined whereas cohabiting couples who separate could find themselves becoming involved in costly litigation to deal with the division of the assets, particularly if those assets are in the name of one party, for example the family home. It is vital that you take expert legal advice if you are considering moving in with your partner or if the relationship has broken down.
If your partner dies, then there are major differences in how the inheritance rules are applied to unmarried couples so we cannot stress enough the importance of putting Wills in place in these circumstances. Our expert Private Client team is on hand to advise you on the preparation of your Wills to secure your financial position.
We are also able to advise on and draw up separation agreements if you have separated but are not ready to move forward with divorce but want to secure your financial future as much as possible.
In some cases, we may be able to offer a fixed fee agreement so please contact us so we can discuss your own individual requirements.