Family Law

With family being the most important part of life for many of us, it follows that whenever your family dynamics change this can cause considerable upset. The family law solicitors at Labrums are here to support you through any legal matters that occur in your family including: divorce and separation, dissolution of civil partnerships, pre and post-nuptial agreements, cohabitation, children’s issues and family law injunctions. We are a client-focused firm, committed to understanding your specific challenges and objectives and delivering the outcome you want. 

Our family lawyers are highly respected by families living in St Albans and the local area, and we have a high rate of return and referred clients for our family law service. For caring and understanding family law advice, contact our team today.

Family Law Advice

Our family law team is led by experienced senior family solicitor Reshma Sunnassee, who is a member of Resolution and the Law Society’s Family Law Panel. Our services include:

Divorce, separation and dissolution of civil partnerships

When your relationship has come to an end, our divorce lawyers can provide expert legal advice and services whatever your situation. We aim to conclude your divorce or dissolution quickly and smoothly, keeping your case out of court where possible, so that you and your family can move on with your lives in the most positive way. We advise on all aspects of the UK divorce, separation and dissolution processes, including:

  • Grounds for divorce or dissolution
  • Separation agreements
  • Child arrangements
  • Finance and property issues

Children’s issues

During the breakdown of a relationship, the paramount concern is always the best interests of any children involved. Children’s issues that will need to be considered carefully during the divorce and separation processes include where the children should live, the arrangements for contact between the children and the non-resident parent and the amount of child maintenance required. Often these matters can be dealt with amicably through negotiation, mediation or arbitration. However, where relationships are particularly strained, our divorce solicitors will robustly protect your and your children’s interests in court proceedings. For support with any of the following child law matters, contact us today.

  • Child contact arrangements and consent orders
  • Child maintenance
  • Children’s disputes – residence (custody)
  • Injunctions and harassment orders

Financial matters

Financial issues are important in many areas of family law, from agreements drafted before or during a relationship – including post and pre-nuptial agreements and cohabitation agreements ­– to decisions made about the division of money and property when a relationship comes to an end. Regardless of your circumstances, the financial issues involved are usually complex, requiring careful analysis and planning.

Our family lawyers understand your specific challenges and objectives, allowing us to deliver the outcome you want in relation to the financial matters that arise in often emotionally difficult situations. We will apply our knowledge and problem-solving approach to your circumstances to ensure your assets are adequately protected.

Injunctions

Family law injunctions are court orders that exist to protect you and your children against harm from your partner or ex-partner. There are two main types of injunction:

  • Non-molestation orders, which prevent a named person from using or threatening violence against you, or pestering, intimidating or harassing you
  • Occupation orders, which restrict a named person from entering your home or the surrounding area

The rules and process involved in applying to the court for family law injunctions are complex and, therefore, it is highly beneficial to seek specialist legal advice and support. Our family law solicitors are aware of how upsetting and worrying these situations are; we will act quickly and sensitively to ensure your and your family’s safety and wellbeing are safeguarded.

Free Family Law Surgery

We understand that the breakdown of your relationship will be a very difficult and emotional time. At the outset you will need advice about what your options are or to simply talk to someone about the process. You may not have decided on any particular course of action or want to commit to the financial and emotional cost of a divorce.

We offer a free 30-minute family law appointment, where you can speak to our family law experts for advice on any family-related issues. The sessions are informal and there is no financial obligation. Spaces are by appointment only and run on Tuesday mornings between 11am and 1pm. Contact us to find out more about our family law surgery and to book an appointment.

Contact our Expert Family & Divorce Lawyers, St Albans 

Our family law solicitors have been helping families from St Albans and the surrounding areas deal with personal and sensitive legal issues for over 25 years. Our clients trust us to achieve the best possible results in matters that are most important to them. If you are looking for understanding and trustworthy legal advice for your family law matter, call our team on 01727 858807 or use our online enquiry form and we will be in touch.

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