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Family Law Solicitors in Richmond

Expert Family Law Solicitors in Richmond

With vast experience that encompasses cohabitation, separation and collaboration, Crisp & Co Solicitors is an established divorce and family law firm which was founded in 1996.

You can arrange an appointment to discuss your legal requirements with one of our specialist solicitors or request a quote by calling us on 0203 857 9889 emailing richmond@crispandco.com or using the enquiry form below to request a call back.

How to find our solicitors in Richmond

We pride ourselves on achieving the most effective and painless resolution for clients through the provision of sympathetic and expert advice. In addition, we offer a mediation service which allows parties to settle issues in a safe environment.

Enabling us to serve an even greater range of clients, our expansion takes us into the bustling riverside town of Richmond, to the South West of London.

Our divorce and family law services in Richmond

Divorce law

Divorcing from your spouse can be one of life’s most challenging circumstances, especially after building a solid life together with children, pets, property and many shared memories. The divorce process can often be complex, with considerable considerations, from the family home to children’s living arrangements.

Acquiring the valuable advice and guidance of a solicitor can allow for a smooth transition for all involved.

Our divorce solicitors in Richmond will handle all matters, including

  • Making the divorce application
  • Helping you negotiate a financial settlement with your former partner
  • Helping you agree arrangements for children with your former partner

Our solicitors for divorce have skilled expertise in international divorce and high net worth divorce.

We aim to resolve disputes with a collaborative approach, which is often less contentious and most cost-effective for families. Many members of the Crisp & Co Family Law Team are trained in strategic Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) approaches, including mediation and collaborative law. But should court litigation be more appropriate for your divorce matter, we have considerable skill and a strong record of success assisting clients.

Child law

Children are often our most precious aspect of life, and we want the absolute best for them. So it can be difficult for all involved during a family dispute, such as divorce or separation, as well as other family law matters which can arise, where stress and emotion can arise.

It’s understandable to be worried about your children and the impact a dispute can have on them. When you instruct the Crisp & Co family law solicitors, we will provide empathetic advice and close personal support to ensure that both your and your children’s best interests are met.

To provide our clients with the best possible chance and to avoid court litigation where possible, our team is built up of experts, including solicitors trained in collaborative law and mediation approaches.

Our child law solicitors in Richmond can assist with a wide range of child law matters, including those arising from divorce, separation and dissolution. Our expertise includes the following:

Cohabitation agreements

It can be exciting moving in with your partner and starting to share your life together, but unmarried couples residing together don’t share the same rights as married couples or civil partners. This puts each party at financial risk should the couple, unfortunately, end their relationship in the future. Neither will have access to the other’s money or property, even if one partner’s role is to take care of the family home and any children shared.

If you have made the big decision to live with your partner when unmarried, a cohabitation agreement can put financial protection in place should the relationship break down in the unforeseeable future.

A cohabitation agreement, sometimes known as a living together agreement, is there as a financial protective barrier. It will set out each party’s finances, such as the assets they own, as well as how bills will be split and how these finances will be divided in the event of a breakup.

Our expert cohabitation solicitors in Richmond can guide you through the process of drafting a robust cohabitation agreement which clearly sets out your financial position and helps to protect your hard earned assets.

Pre-nuptial agreements

When you marry or enter into a civil partnership, this links you financially with your spouse or civil partner, sometimes referred to as the matrimonial ‘pot’. What this means is that in the event of divorce, all of your finances will be taken into consideration during the divorce financial settlement, even assets acquired prior to the marriage and in your own name.

It’s understandable that there are certain things which individuals might want to protect should the unfortunate occur, especially if they have children from a previous marriage, are a business owner or they have a higher net worth and have more at stake should divorce or dissolution occur.

It is, however, possible to protect your finances through a pre-nuptial agreement, which is created at least 28 days prior to the ceremony. In a pre-nuptial agreement, each party will make known their financial position and how these assets would be split in the event of divorce or dissolution.

It is unknown whether you might divorce in the future. If this concerns you, our pre-nuptial solicitors in Richmond can navigate you through drafting a pre-nuptial agreement to declare your assets and the outcome you would desire during divorce. We believe that it’s important to make amicable arrangements that suit both parties. Our approach helps to sidestep conflict and prevent unnecessary strain on your relationship.

Should you already be married but wish to protect your assets in the event of divorce, our family law solicitors in Richmond can guide you through the process of drafting a post-nuptial agreement.

Family dispute resolution

Disputes in relation to family matters can become emotional pressing and contentious and cause complete disruption to the lives of those involved, especially when concerning children and financial issues.

Our family dispute resolution solicitors in Richmond have substantial expertise in navigating families through some of life’s most pressing matters. We guide clients away from conflict and expensive court proceedings and towards amicable and tactical approaches, such as alternative family dispute resolution methods.

The Crisp & Co family law team includes several trained collaborative lawyers and mediation specialists, all of whom have outstanding expertise and skill in helping families through challenging situations in an amicable and cost and time-effective manner.

Domestic violence

Domestic violence can account for many matters, including abuse that is physical, verbal, emotional, financial or sexual. Every person has legal rights and protection should they be a victim of domestic violence. Sadly domestic violence isn’t always recognisable.

At Crisp & Co, our solicitors have in-depth knowledge and strive to support you through your personal situation, ensuring you have close personal support from a team who are devoted to providing outstanding care alongside advice and assistance.

Our domestic violence solicitors in Richmond can help with court order applications, such as removing your abuser from your home (even if they live there) and keeping them far away from you and your loved ones.

Our team have connections with domestic violence support services and can direct you to the resources you need.

Local resources for divorce and family law in Richmond

Wandsworth County Court and Family Court

76-78 Upper Richmond Road
Putney
SW15 2SU

Family cases handled at this venue include:

  • Childcare arrangements
  • Domestic violence

Citizens Advice Richmond

Located in Richmond, citizens advice provides free, independent, confidential and impartial advice on all types of family matters, including helpful information and guidance.

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

You can arrange an appointment to discuss your requirements or request a quote by calling us on 0203 857 9889, emailing richmond@crispandco.com or by using the enquiry form below to request a call back.

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