Michelmores' award-winning family law solicitors have extensive and specialist knowledge and can advise you on all aspects of family law. We ensure that you receive a personalised, first-class service and are focused on obtaining the most advantageous outcome for you and your family.
How can we help?
We take the time required to understand you as an individual, and tailor our services accordingly to ensure we meet your needs, objectives and circumstances. We put ourselves in your shoes to proactively identify any potentially problematic issues and develop strategy at an early stage.
We work closely with other teams across the Firm to provide a comprehensive, seamless service. Our long-standing relationships with leading chambers and Counsel, financial advisors, mediators and other third party experts, serve to ensure that our clients' needs, whatever they may be, are met.
If you are looking to start divorce proceedings, it is important to seek legal advice at an early stage to guide you through the process and to protect your interests from the start. Our Family lawyers are experts at supporting you through the process of divorce, every step of the way.
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Family financial arrangements can be complex – our team is here to guide you through the process and to help you to achieve an outcome that is as advantageous as possible for you and your family.
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For couples who have children and are separating, reaching an agreement on the arrangements in place for the care of your family is often the most important consideration.
Our Family team has the expertise required to help you to navigate any challenges, and find the right solution for your family.
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It is increasingly common for couples to live together without getting married or entering into a civil partnership. Many people believe that living with a partner for a certain amount of time would give you the same rights as married couples when you separate, however this is not the case.
If a cohabiting couple separates, there can often be complex arrangements to consider and resolve.
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Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements
Nuptial agreements are often considered and put into place when one or both parties to the marriage already has a significant level of assets. Our team has extensive experience in advising individuals, couples and families on prenuptial and postnuptial agreements – often as part of wider wealth planning.
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International Family Law
The Family team is led by Daniel Eames, a recognised expert in international matrimonial matters. As chair of Resolution's International Committee, fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers, and member of Lord Justice Moylan's International Family Law Committee, Daniel is at the pinnacle of his profession. He regularly advises high net worth individuals in connection with complex financial disputes and issues relating to children, including those with international aspects.
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For preliminary advice or to arrange a meeting with one of our Family law solicitors, please contact us on 0800 923 0400.
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