What services do Crisp and Co offer families?
At Crisp and Co, family is the beating heart of our practice. By specializing in family law, we can ensure that our clients are in the safe hands of experts who can advise them on any issues they have in the following areas:
- Domestic Violence
- Children - E.g Custody and Child Support
- Cohabitation Agreements
- Prenuptial Agreements (Pre-nups)
- Financial Issues Related to Family Breakdown
- International Family Law
- Same Sex Relationships
Resources for Families in Hammersmith
While our team of family solicitors in Hammersmith will help in every way we can, we have also provided a list of resources both national and local that may be of use to you during this time.
Resources for families undergoing divorce
We have a page dedicated to divorce in Hammersmith.
Guildford Borough Council
For any initial queries you may have regarding housing, child-care or education, we have found the Hammersmith and Fulham Council website to be of use, and can also provide links and contact details.
Parent and Family Meetups in Hammersmith
During what can be an emotional and stressful time, you may find that meeting with groups in your local area to take part in activities will help in taking your mind off things or provide you with a comfortable environment to open up about the issues you’re experiencing. Websites such as meetup.com allow likeminded people to connect online and organise events and get-togethers; from dinner and drinks to hillwalking and creative endeavors.
Resources for Victims of Domestic Violence
If you or someone you know is being attacked, call 999 immediately to alert the police. Please refer to the Hammersmith Council information on domestic violence emergencies for victims.
We know that opening up about your domestic abuse can be difficult, and that in some cases, talking about such a traumatic affair with your loved ones might seem dangerous. All too often, victims of domestic violence fear that speaking up about their suffering might make the situation worse. Rather than suffering alone, we strongly encourage that you report any incident of domestic violence to the police as soon as you can. If this is not possible or you do not feel comfortable doing so, there are many local charities and organisations in Hammersmith who dedicate themselves to providing support and protection for victims of domestic violence.
Victim Support is a national charity dedicated in helping victims of violent crime as well as their families and friends. As an independent charity, they will provide unbiased, non-judgemental advice, regardless of whether or not you have reported the crime. Victim Support understands that domestic abuse may not be purely physical, and victims of emotional abuse are also encouraged to reach out to them for confidential support. Call the Hammersmith branch on 0845 450 3936.
The National Domestic Violence helpline is open all hours and can be reached on 0808 2000 247 for information and advice over the telephone as well as helping to organise emergency housing services.
Members of the LGBT+ community who have or are currently suffering through domestic violence can contact the above charities or contact Broken Rainbow. Broken Rainbow deal exclusively with domestic violence cases amongst the LGBT+ community and provide on-going care and support for victims of abuse. Their free-phone is 0800 999 5428.
If continuing to live in your home puts your safety at risk, you should consider temporarily relocating until the situation has been dealt with. Shelter can provide emergency housing to ensure your security. You can contact Shelter on 0808 800 444.
Central Family Court
While the County Court at Hammersmith does not deal with family law, the Central Family Court in High Holborn can be reached by telephone on 020 7421 8594 for enquiries.