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Divorce & Family Law Solicitors in Bristol

Family Law Specialist Solicitors

Our specialist divorce and family law solicitors in Bristol offer empathetic, practical support for all of the legal issues affecting your family and relationship with a strong focus on non-confrontational dispute resolution.

We have more than 20 years’ experience specialising in all areas of family law and divorce law, with particular expertise in complex and high value financial settlements, as well as all aspects of international divorce and LGBT+ family law.

Our Bristol lawyers can help you with all types of family law matters, such as making a pre-nuptial agreement or co-habitation agreement. We can also assist with the practical issues surrounding a divorce, such as financial settlements and arrangements for children.

Our lawyers are experts in alternative family dispute resolution, including mediation and collaborative law, so can usually resolve even the most challenging divorce and family law matters without the need for court proceedings.

To book an appointment, simply call us on 0117 2810515, send us an email at or use the enquiry form on the right to request a call back.

Our divorce and family law services in Bristol

Divorce law

At Crisp & Co, we appreciate that going through a divorce can be an incredibly confusing and stressful period. When you’re facing this challenge, what you need are experienced legal professionals, guiding you smoothly through the practical tasks.

Our divorce lawyers in Bristol can help you with every part of the divorce process, whether that’s completing a divorce application, or responding to a divorce application.

We can help you with all of the related legal matters, including reaching a financial settlement, or obtaining a child arrangement order.

At Crisp & Co, our expert family law team are trained in both collaborative law and mediation, providing you the opportunity to arrange the legalities of your divorce out of court, and as amicably as possible.

Our expertise also covers specialist divorce arrangements, including:

LGBT+ divorceinternational divorce and high net worth divorce.

Divorce and finances

Our divorce solicitors in Bristol can provide specialist support with divorce and finances, helping you to protect your financial situation, and achieve a best case scenario outcome.

Our divorce lawyers can assist you with all matters related to divorce and finances, including:

  • Reaching a voluntary financial settlement out of Court where possible
  • Obtaining a Financial Order if necessary
  • Obtaining a Clean Break Order, to protect one’s finances now and in the future
  • Specialist advice related to divorce and pensions
  • Support through Court proceedings where the situation requires this

To discuss your financial options with a family solicitor, please contact our experts at Crisp and Co.

Children law

We understand that the legal issues concerning your children can be extremely emotional, and challenging to negotiate. Our family law solicitors in Bristol can provide the sensitive guidance that you need, always putting the best interests of your children first.

Our experts can provide assistance with making child arrangements in the aftermath of a divorce or separation, including obtaining a child arrangement order. We can also assist with disagreements between parents related to a child’s upbringing, or matters related to parental responsibility.

If you would like to discuss your needs with an expert family solicitor, please don’t hesitate to get in touch today.

Co-habitation agreements

It is increasingly commonplace for couples to live together without getting married. Many mistakenly believe that cohabitating will afford them some type of legal protection if their relationship ends, however, this is not the case.

If you are living with an unmarried partner, our expert family lawyers in Bristol can help you to draft a cohabitation agreement. These agreements are used to establish arrangements for property, finances and any children, both while living together, and in the event that your relationship ends.

A cohabitation agreement helps you to clarify you and your partners rights to assets and property, affording you peace of mind and protection. Our cohabitation lawyers will ensure that all of your concerns are addressed, and that your agreement meets your needs and preferences.

Pre-nuptial agreements

Prenuptial agreements are used to outline the financial assets and responsibilities of both parties before entering into a marriage, as well as whom these assets and responsibilities will belong to in the event of a divorce.

Our pre-nuptial agreements solicitors can help you create a legally robust pre-nup that can give you peace of mind for the future.

We understand that these matters can sometimes be sensitive, which is why we take a friendly and cautious approach. Our goal is always to help you to obtain the protection you  need while avoiding any negative impact on your relationship.

Our family law solicitors in Bristol can also help with similar provisions, including post-nuptial agreements and pre-registration agreements for civil partnerships.

Family dispute resolution

Family disputes can be highly complex and stressful, and unless the right approach is taken from the outset, these situations can quickly become even more tense.

Our expertise in alternative family dispute resolution means we can usually find a way forward without the need for court action. Keeping matters out of court means we can save you both time and money.

Our expert team have specialist training in family mediation and collaborative law. Both of these methods can be highly effective for resolving family conflicts amicably, allowing you to minimise the emotional fallout while getting the right result for you and your loved ones.

Fertility law

At Crisp and Co, our specialist family law solicitors can support clients with a range of fertility law based matters. Areas that we can help with include:

  • Legal guidance on surrogacy law and support to create surrogacy agreements
  • Assistance to access a Parental Order, (for surrogate parents)
  • Legal advice concerning assisted reproduction and artificial insemination, including IVF, IUI and donor insemination

Our family solicitors can provide all the information that you will need regarding fertility law, aligning our advice with your unique situation.

LGBT+ family law

Our family law solicitors in Bristol have much experience in LGBT+ family law, putting us in the perfect position to support you and your family.

We can provide bespoke assistance across a wide range of matters, including:

  • Divorce and civil partnership dissolution
  • Prenuptial agreements and pre-registration agreements
  • Living together agreements
  • Adoption for same sex couples
  • Parenting arrangements
  • Surrogacy and sperm donation

To discuss how we could help you today, please get in touch with our specialists at Crisp & Co. Our friendly team will be more than happy to answer any questions that you may have.

Domestic violence

We appreciate that suffering domestic violence is a frightening and traumatic experience, and that initially asking for help can be a real challenge. If you are in this situation, it is important that you receive the support you need to keep you safe, as soon as possible.

There are various legal protections that we can put in place to safeguard those experiencing domestic abuse, these include:

  • Non Molestation Orders
  • Occupation Orders
  • Prohibited Steps Orders

If these are your circumstances and you need help, please get in touch with our specialist solicitors in Bristol today.

Local resources for divorce and family law in Bristol

Bristol Civil and Family Justice Centre

Located close to the city centre and a short distance from Bristol Temple Meads station, this court handles cases related to divorce, children, adoption, and domestic violence.

Bath County Court and Family Court

Based in central Bath, around 10 minutes’ walk from Bath Spa train station, this court hears cases related to divorce and domestic violence.

Weston-Super-Mare County Court and Family Court

This court hears cases related to divorce and is based a short way outside the centre of Weston-Super-Mare, around 5 minutes’ walk from Worle train station.

How to find our family law solicitors in Bristol

Our family solicitors are conveniently located in the city centre of Bristol, easily accessible by car or public transport.

Reach us by car

The closest car park to our Bristol office is the NCP Car Park, located on Nelson Street, a short 4 minute walk to our office.

Reach us by train

The closest train station is Temple Meads, just a ten minute walk away from our office.

Reach us by bus

The closest bus stop to our Bristol Office is located on Baldwin Street, a short 3 minute walk from our office, served buses 24, 48, and 49.

Plan your journey

You can plan your journey to our Bristol Office here.


At Crisp & Co, we are dedicated to ensuring that our legal services are as accessible as possible. Please let us know if you have any specific disability requirements, and we will do our very best to accommodate your needs.

Book an appointment with our divorce and family law solicitors in Bristol

You can arrange an appointment to discuss your requirements or request a quote by calling us on 0117 2810515, emailing or using the enquiry form below to request a call back.