What services do Crisp and Co offer families?
We prefer to focus our efforts entirely on family law. This way, we can ensure the quality of advice we give you is to the highest standard. The areas of family law we cover are:
- 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 Richmond
We have compiled a list of family law related resources that may be of use to you during this time.
Resources for families undergoing divorce
We have a page of our site dedicated to divorce in Richmond.
For a brief introduction on such topics as children and housing, you might find it useful to visit the Richmond Council website.
Parent and Family Meetups in Richmond
As family law specialists, we know best of all that family troubles can cause stress and upset. During this time, a proactive idea might be to meet up with groups of likeminded people in your local area to take part in activities. Meetup.com allows you find and to get together with groups of people with similar interests, which may help to take your mind off the situation.
Resources for Victims of Domestic Violence
For domestic violence emergencies, please call 999 to reach the police immediately or contact the Community Safety Unit (CSU) of Richmond on 0208 721 5888.
Each year, domestic violence claims the lives of 106 women and 30 men on average in the UK. Furthermore, there will be around 35 incidents of abuse before the victim reports it to the police. These tragic statistics highlight the fear that many victims have in coming forward to speak out about the abuse. Many suffer in silence due to worry of their partner finding out; and this only aids in allowing the abuse to continue. While we understand fully how difficult it can be to report the crime, we do believe that opening up about your experience can be beneficial to you on a psychological level. This doesn’t have to be the police; in fact, there are a number of charities both national and local who provide confidential support and care to those in need.
Refuge—Richmond Advocacy and Community Outreach Service provides help and support to domestic violence victims who are living in the Richmond area. As well as guidance and advice, they also run a drop in for victims of domestic abuse every week at St John the Divine Church Hall, Kew Road between 10am and 1pm.
The National Domestic Violence Helpline is a 24-hour free-phone service which offers confidential listening and advice to victims of domestic abuse. Call handlers are trained support workers who offer a non-judgmental approach and will always be available to take your call. You can reach them on 0808 2000 247.
If you identify as part of the LGBT+ community and seek exclusive support, getting in touch with Broken Rainbow might be beneficial to you. Broken Rainbow are a national charity for victims of domestic abuse who provide a listening service, information and confidential advice. Contact Broken Rainbow on their free-phone at 0800 999 5428.
If temporarily relocating is not possible, Shelter will provide emergency refuge services and ensure that you have a place to live that is secure and protected. Call them on 0808 800 444.
Family Court near Richmond
While there is no family law court in Richmond, you can get in touch with the West London Family Court by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone on 0208 831 3500.