Family Law Solicitors in Clifton
At Crisp & Co, we know how difficult family issues such as relationship breakdown can be.
You might be feeling confused, angry, or anxious about the future. Whatever your personal situation, we can provide you with sensitive and pragmatic advice to help you and your family come to an arrangement works for everyone.
With over two decades of experience, our expert family solicitors in Clifton advise and guide people from all backgrounds, across all areas of family law, including divorce, civil partnership dissolution, financial settlements and arrangements for children.
We value a cooperative and realistic approach to your case. Where possible, we encourage non-combative methods of Alternative Dispute Resolution such as mediation or collaborative family law.
If you do need to attend court, we can assist you every step of the way. We aim to achieve the best possible outcome cost-effectively and in a reasonable timeframe, so you don’t have to put your life on hold for your case.
What our Clifton family lawyers can do for you
Our family lawyers in Clifton can provide you with practical, personalised advice which is sensitive to the issues of your situation. We have expertise in all matters of relationship breakdown, including divorce, annulment, and civil partnership dissolution.
Here are some of the things our family lawyers can help you with:
- Tailored divorce advice
- Preparing and filing divorce petitions
- Dividing assets and financial agreements
- Decisions about children
We can assist you with all matters and legal issues involving children. We understand that the welfare of your children is central to your family decisions and arrangements. Therefore, our approach is child-centred and devoted to protecting your parental rights.
We aim to resolve matters involving children out of court wherever possible. However, if it becomes necessary to attend court, we are dedicated to ensuring your children’s best interests are fully represented.
Here are some of the children law matters we can help with:
- Childcare arrangements and contact
- Parental responsibility
- Court orders regarding upbringing decisions
- Child maintenance
Pre-nups are becoming increasingly popular with people looking to safeguard their interests prior to marriage or civil partnership. Whether you are looking to protect assets, inheritance, or childcare arrangements from a previous marriage, our family solicitors can help you come to an arrangement which works for you.
Here are some of the things our family lawyers can help with:
- Pre-nuptial agreements
- Post nuptial agreements
- Civil partnership agreements
Having worked with LGBTQI families for years, our Clifton family solicitors have particular expertise in LGBTQI family law and all issues affecting same-sex couples and other members of the LGBTQI community.
Here are some of the LGBTQI family law matters we can help with:
- Same-sex marriage
- Civil partnerships
- Cohabitation/Living Together Agreements
- Egg and sperm donation
We take issues of domestic violence extremely seriously. Our family lawyers have years of experience assisting victims of abuse and ensuring they and their children are protected from further harm.
So, if you or your children are experiencing controlling or abusive behaviour at the hands of a partner or relative, contact our family solicitors for compassionate, practical advice and support.
Here are some of the ways we can help you take action against an abusive partner, former partner, or relative:
- Restraining Orders
- Occupation Orders
- Non-Molestation Orders
- Prohibited Steps Orders
Alternative Dispute Resolution in Clifton
We understand that resolving family law issues can be an emotional and uncertain time for everyone involved. Whether you are seeking a divorce, negotiating a financial settlement, or making childcare arrangements, disagreements are common and can lead to costly and lengthy court proceedings if not dealt with quickly.
Our family solicitors are experienced in mediation and collaborative family law, forms of alternative dispute resolution designed to help you resolve your case without resorting to court.
Collaborative law and mediation can save you considerable time and money and keep the potential for conflict low, helping you avoid unnecessary stress.
Mediation is a fast and cost-effective way to deal with many family law matters. It involves attending a series of meetings with your ex-partner and a trained mediator to try to come to agreement regarding issues such as financial settlements and childcare arrangements.
The mediator does not advise the parties but guides and enables discussion between you and your ex-partner in a calm environment. Ultimately, the aim of mediation is to promote cooperation and compromise.
Our skilled mediators can provide you with a professional family mediation service in Clifton.
Collaborative family law
Collaborative law is a method by which couples choosing to end their marriage or civil partnership can reach an agreement outside of court. It involves attending round-table meetings with your collaborative lawyer, your former partner, and their collaborative lawyer.
Like mediation, the purpose of collaborative law is to help separating couples come to voluntary agreements on contentious issues such as childcare and financial settlements. The main difference is your collaborative lawyer will be present to provide you with advice and there will be no mediator.
Our experienced collaborative lawyers are on hand to support you during discussions with your ex-partner and to do everything possible to come to an agreement which best represents your interests.
Why Crisp & Co’s family lawyers in Clifton are right for you
Our lawyers have over twenty years’ experience working with families to resolve issues across all areas of family law.
We pride ourselves on our expertise and our ability to provide you with the top-quality advice and support you need to achieve the best outcome possible for you and your family.
Our lawyers are recognised as leaders in family law and we are Law Society accredited for Family Law Advanced.
As experts in client care, we are also Law Society accredited in Lexcel, and many of our team are members of Resolution, a network of family lawyers and other professionals dedicated to promoting non-confrontational approaches to family law issues.
We are independently regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA).
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