Family Law Specialist Solicitors
Whether you are dealing with the breakdown of a relationship or want to protect yourself against the possibility of future family disputes, having the right legal advice and support can make all the difference.
Our specialist family law solicitors in Bath offer empathetic, practical advice backed by more than two decades of experience. No matter how complicated or emotionally charged your situation, we can help you find a positive way forward that protects your interests and those of your loved ones.
We work with all types of families from a variety of backgrounds, with particular expertise in international divorce, family law for High Net Worth individuals and LGBTQI family law.
We recognise that most people want to avoid conflict wherever possible, especially in matters involving their family. To keep conflict to a minimum, we aim to resolve all family law issues through negotiation and non-confrontational dispute resolution, although we can also assist you with court proceedings where required.
With our focus on minimising conflict while achieving the best possible outcome for you and your loved ones, we can typically resolve family law matters faster and at lower cost, making things simpler and less stressful for you.
How our family lawyers in Bath can help you
Divorce & relationship breakdown
Our Bath divorce lawyers can offer compassionate support and clear, pragmatic legal advice for aspects of divorce, civil partnership dissolution and relationship breakdown.
Our expertise includes:
- Preparing and submitting divorce petitions
- Responding to divorce proceedings
- Divorce financial settlements
- Arrangements for children
Pre-nuptial agreements & financial protection
It’s now very common for people from all walks of life to want to protect their future interests when moving in with their partner, getting married, re-marrying or entering a civil partnership.
Our family lawyers in Bath can help with issues including:
- Pre-nuptial agreements
- Civil partnership agreements
- Pre-registration agreements for civil partnerships
Our children law solicitors in Bath have extensive experience dealing with all types of legal issues involving children, so can offer the expertise needed to protect your rights as a parent and ensure your children’s future wellbeing.
Our children law expertise includes:
- Living arrangements
- Child maintenance
- Parental responsibility
- Childcare issues
LGBTQI family law
With many years’ experience in LGBTQI family law, we can offer tailored advice for same-sex couples and others in the LGBTQI community.
Our LGBTQI family law expertise includes:
- Civil partnerships
- Same-sex marriage
- Egg and sperm donation
If you or your children have experienced domestic abuse, we can offer immediate and effective action to protect you. Whether the abuse is physical, verbal or emotional, we can act fast to support you.
We can help you with options including:
- Non-Molestation Orders (NMO)
- Occupancy Orders
- Restraining Orders
Family dispute resolution in Bath
We offer two main approaches to resolving the practice issues surrounding divorce and relationship breakdown without the need for court action – family mediation and collaborative law. Both options can save you a considerable amount of time and money, while keeping conflict to a minimum, making things easier on you and your loved ones.
Family mediation in Bath
Mediation is the most commonly used method for making financial settlements and arrangements for children during a divorce or separation. The process involves a series of meetings between you and your ex-partner in the presence of a trained mediator.
The mediator’s role is to facilitate the discussion, keeping things on track and helping to defuse any potential conflict. Any agreement you make through mediation will be voluntary, but can be made legally binding with a Consent Order if required.
Mediation is generally the fastest and least expensive way to deal with divorce and we have a number of trained mediators in house who can provide an expert family mediation service in Bath.
Collaborative law in Bath
Often used where there are more complicated or contentious issues to resolve, this approach involves a series of 4-way ‘round the table’ meetings between you, your ex-partner and your respective lawyers.
As with mediation, the goal is to negotiate a voluntary agreement about how to deal with issues such as making a financial settlement and arrangements for children. They key difference is that you have your own lawyer by your side to advise and represent you.
Our team includes trained collaborative lawyers who can support you during negotiations with your ex-partner, helping to give you confidence that your legal position and interests are protected at all times.
Why choose Crisp & Co’s family lawyers in Bath?
Crisp & Co’s family lawyers in Bath have more than two decades of experience supporting people across all areas of family law. Every member of our team is a specialist in family law, giving us the exceptional knowledge and skills you need, as well as reflecting our commitment to achieving the best outcomes for families.
We are accredited by the Law Society for Family Law Advanced, demonstrating that our solicitors have been independently recognised as leaders in family law.
Many of our team are members of Resolution, a network of family legal professionals that promotes a non-confrontational approach to family law.
Crisp & Co is Lexcel-accredited by the Law Society and we are independently regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA).