We are an award-winning Family Law team, ranked in national legal directories.
Our family law solicitors have extensive, specialist expertise − meaning we can advise you on all aspects of Family Law.
Our clients are based both in the UK and overseas and are as diverse as our areas of expertise, ranging from landowners, business owners, entrepreneurs, civil servants, service personnel, self-employed individuals and stay at home parents.
We take the time to understand our clients as individuals, tailoring our services completely to match our clients' individual needs, objectives and circumstances. We put ourselves in our clients' shoes proactively to identify any potentially problematic issues at an early stage.
We spend the time to get to the heart of the issue at the outset of a matter − to ensure that our clients get a first-class service that is both good value and of a high quality. We aim to tailor costs at the outset of a matter, to suit the client's individual financial circumstances and encourage clients to be as personally involved in their case as they wish to be, to help alleviate the pressure of legal costs.
We carefully consider the emotional and financial implications of each step taken or decision made and always focus on obtaining the most advantageous outcome possible for our clients.
The Family team works closely in connection with other specialist teams at Michelmores, to provide a comprehensive, seamless service in Private Wealth, Corporate and Commercial, Tax Trusts and Succession, Reputation Management and Employment matters. We also have long-standing and well-established relationships both nationally and internationally with leading chambers and Counsel, financial advisors, mediators and other third party experts −ensuring that our clients' needs, whatever they may be, are fully covered.
With offices in London, Bristol and Exeter, we are able to offer a national service at competitive prices. We also conduct meetings and correspond via mediums such as Skype, enabling us to reach clients all over the country.
Please do get in touch – we may be able to offer you an initial legal consultation free of charge.
- Reform of divorce law comes closer
- Simon Thomas and Jennifer Ridgway recognised in the 2019 Spear's 500
- Emma Rudge is awarded the Advanced Certificate in Family Business Advising
- “Secret” communications in family proceedings
- Separated parents: coping at Christmas
- Tips for choosing a divorce solicitor
- Can I live with a new partner before a divorce is completed?
- Maintenance Payments - How long and how much?
- Different sex couple should be permitted to enter a civil partnership rather than marriage
- Surrogacy Part 3 - Making an application for a parental order
- Surrogacy Part 2 - After the birth
- The Bank of Mum and Dad
- Surrogacy Part 1 - Preparation, conception and pregnancy
- Grandparents involvement in a divorce
- Divorce from the keyboard
- Property rights of cohabitants
- Simon Thomas mentioned in the Spears' Leading Family Lawyers of 2018 list
- Family Law Glossary
- Adoption by step-parents
- Protecting family wealth
- Transgender parenting between separating couples
- Disclosure of Ownership of Unusual Assets in Divorce Financial Proceedings
- Brexit: where are we now for family law?
- Co-Parenting after Divorce or Separation Part 2
- Co-Parenting after Divorce or Separation Part 1
- Secret recordings in family proceedings – a help or a hindrance?
- The importance of pensions in divorce settlements
- How to deal with assets acquired after separation
- Divorce and money: disposal of assets before settlement
- Digital Revolution now extends to Family Proceedings
- Arrangements for children where there has been domestic abuse
- Pensions on Divorce - Part 2
- Robot lawyers are still a long way away
- Cohabitation – myths, merits and miseries
- What is a ‘short’ marriage?
- Appropriate provision on divorce: needs must
- What are Special Guardianship Orders?
- Preparing for the 'Reji Robo' divorce
- The antediluvian state of divorce law
- Do I have to go to court?
- How the Court decides who gets what in a divorce
- Delay in making a financial claim in divorce proceedings
- What is the future of civil partnerships?
- The Resolution Code of Practice – what can it mean for you?
- For better: for worse
- Pension rights of cohabitants
- Cohabitation and the law – Part 2
- Pippa Allsop appointed judge of the Solicitors Journal Awards 2017
- Cohabitation and the law – Part 1
- A better way to divorce – the Resolution approach
- Divorces involving Farmers
- Pragmatic prenups
- Make it a happy Christmas for the children
- Bankruptcy and the matrimonial home
- Irreconcilably different?
- Assessing financial needs in the majority of cases
- The happy divorce: A possibility or a pipedream?
- Getting onto the housing ladder
- Launch of a Children’s Arbitration Scheme
- Making headlines from matrimonial disputes
- Child arrangements post divorce
- Open Family Courts
- Family home after divorce proceedings
- The impact of Brexit on family law
- Let’s change everything
- Wife receives £300K 30 years after separation
- Hung out to dry
- Reducing acrimony in later-life break ups
- Bad behavior and the impact upon the finances in divorce
- Treatment of investments during divorce
- Dead-end divorce fees
- The Scourge of Domestic Violence
- International divorce – expat child custody issues
- Grounds for divorce in 2016
- Tick-box marriage
- Civil partnerships
- Divorce over 60 - Part Two
- Divorce over 60 - an increasing trend
- Choose your battles
- Support for children of unmarried parents
- A New Year: A New Start
- Family team ranked Tier 1 in 2015 Legal 500 – what does this mean for our clients?
- Removal of children from the country
- Privacy in family proceedings
- Eyes wide open
- Is either legal aid or the NHS less important?
- The costs of divorce
- A strict regard for the truth
- The process of divorce
- Maintenance as part of a financial settlement
- Cyber divorce
- iRights is too powerful a tool for fickle youth
- Trusts in divorce settlements
- Importance of Grandparents in the adoption process
- Oil tycoon risks jail by failing to comply with court order
- Till death do us part…or till I move out – exploring the need for cohabitation law
- Adoption leave and pay
- Local Authority ordered to pay £14k adoption support
- Should nuptial agreements be made available to all?
- Will the Government's Myth Buster document resolve the decline in adoption?
- The Government £19m Adoption Support Fund - what does it really mean for adopters?
- Dividing the matrimonial pot – into three?
- The Michelmores Debate
- Michelmores builds top Fertility and Parenting Law Team
- Re B-S Adoption Application Guidance
- Michelmores Charity of the Year in New Years Honours OBE accolade
- Prenuptial Agreements - Frequently Asked Questions
- Michelmores Family Team achieves National recognition