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Divorce & Family Law Solicitors in Bristol
Family Law Specialist Solicitors
Our specialist family and divorce law solicitors in central 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 LGBTQIA family law.
Our Bristol lawyers can help you with everything from making a pre-nuptial agreement or co-habitation agreement to the practical issues surrounding relationship breakdown, 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.
How to find our solicitors in Bristol
Our Bristol family and divorce law solicitors are conveniently located in central Bristol on High Street, opposite Castle Park. We are around 10 minutes’ walk from Bristol Temple Meads station and around the same distance from the central bus station. There are several options nearby for parking, including the NCP car park on Queen Charlotte Street and the Cabot Circus shopping centre.
Our divorce and family law services in Bristol
We know how confusing and stressful divorce and relationship breakdown can be, but we also know how much simpler and easier it can be to deal with if you have the right legal advice and support from the outset.
Our Bristol divorce lawyers can help you with every part of divorce and separation, including petitioning for divorce, responding to a divorce petition, making a financial settlement and sorting out arrangements for children. We have particular expertise in LGBTQI divorce, international divorce and high net worth divorce.
Our team is trained in mediation and collaborative law, meaning we can help you keep the conflict out of the process of ending your relationship wherever possible. This not only help to make getting divorce less stressful, it is also usually faster and less expensive than taking things through the courts.
Legal issues involving your children are typically some of the most emotive and the most critical to get right. Our team can offer the sensitive, friendly guidance you need to find the right solution for you and your children, helping to make sure you provide the best possible environment for your family.
Our children law solicitors in Bristol have experience with all areas of children law, including arrangements for children during divorce and separation, as well as adoption, surrogacy and everything related to parental responsibility.
With an increasing number of couples settling down together without getting married, many do not realise that they have no automatic legal protections if their relationship ends.
This means you could find you have no right to stay in your shared home if it belongs to your partner or that any property you own together will be split 50:50, no matter how much each of your contributed towards it.
If you need help with a co-habitation agreement in Bristol, our family lawyers can provide the clear, confident legal advice required to make sure every detail is taken care of, giving you complete peace of mind for the future. This can include everything from how the mortgage and bills will be split to what share of the property each of you owns and what will happen if you separate.
As more and more people are getting married and remarried later in life, it is common for one or both parties to already own property and have significant savings or other assets that they wish to protect in case the relationship doesn’t work out.
Our pre-nuptial agreements solicitors in Bristol 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, so take a friendly, practical approach that means you can get the right protections in place while avoiding any negative impact on your relationship.
We also specialise in other similar provisions, including post-nuptial agreements and pre-registration agreements for civil partnerships.
Family dispute resolution
Family disputes can be highly complex with the potential to become drawn out, bitter and expensive if the right approach is not taken from the outset. Our expertise in alternative family dispute resolution means we can usually find a way forward without the need for court action, saving you time and money while making your life much easier.
Our family dispute resolution solicitors in Bristol have specialist training in family mediation and collaborative law. Both of these methods can be highly effectively for resolving family conflicts amicably, allowing you to minimise the emotional fallout while getting the right result for you and your loved ones.
LGBTQI family law
Our family lawyers have worked with LGBTQI individuals and couples for many years, giving us exceptional experience in this specialist area. We can help with all of the standard issues any couple may find themselves facing, including divorce and separation, as well as civil partnerships and LGBTQI parenting issues.
If you or your children have experienced domestic abuse, whether physical or verbal, our lawyers can take immediate practical steps to keep you safe. This includes applying for court orders to prevent your abuser contacting you or your children and to force them to leave your shared home.
Local resources for divorce and family law in Bristol
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.
Based in central Bath, around 10 minutes’ walk from Bath Spa train station, this court hears cases related to divorce and domestic violence.
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.
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