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Divorce & Family Law Solicitors in Wimbledon
Family Law Specialist Solicitors
Our family lawyers in Wimbledon provide a full range of legal services for individuals and families, helping you to plan for the future and find fast solutions to family disputes. We work with people anywhere in West London, central London and the surrounding area.
We understand the stresses family disputes can cause, especially those around the end of a relationship or parenting with an ex-partner. Our family law solicitors in Wimbledon aim to make it as fast, simple and harmonious as possible to resolve disagreements and conflicts between family members while ensuring your best interests stay protected.
Whether you are dealing with divorce, a financial dispute or disagreement over childcare arrangements, we can use our expertise in non-confrontational dispute resolution to help you find a positive outcome. This is usually quicker and less costly than taking a dispute to court and can allow you to preserve or repair family relationships.
With over two decades of experience in family law, our team can assist you no matter how difficult the situation. Our expertise in mediation and collaborative law make us a top choice for anyone wanting to minimise conflict while resolving a dispute. We also have particular expertise in the area of LGBTQI family law.
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Our family law services in Wimbledon
Our family law expertise includes:
- Civil partnership dissolution
- Relationship breakdown and separation
- Financial settlements
- Pre-nuptial agreements
- Pre-civil partnership agreements
- Cohabitation agreements (also known as living together agreements)
- Children law
- LGBTQI family law
- Adoption, surrogacy and artificial insemination
- International divorce
- Domestic violence
- Family dispute resolution (including mediation & collaborative law)
- Family court proceedings
Our Wimbledon divorce solicitors and civil partnership dissolution solicitors can provide a supportive, practical approach to separation, helping you navigate this difficult time of your life as smoothly as possible.
We can assist with all aspects of divorce and dissolution, including:
- Filing the divorce or dissolution application
- Helping you work out a divorce financial settlement to divide your money and property fairly
- Working out arrangements for children, including residence and contact
- Agreeing spousal maintenance
- Working out child maintenance
Our team are experienced at helping families find positive resolutions to even the most combative of divorces. We are pioneers in ‘no-fault divorce’ which is a new constructive approach to divorce and civil partnership dissolution. No-fault divorce focuses on helping spouses part ways amicably rather than relying on blame.
Divorce or civil partnership dissolution is a huge step and for some people it is not even an option. Separation is the process of ending your relationship and untangling your lives without officially ending the marriage or civil partnership.
Our Wimbledon separation solicitors can provide practical advice about entering into a separation agreement or getting a legal separation to:
- Separate your finances
- Make arrangements for childcare and co-parenting
Separation can be a great way to live apart for a while and work out whether you and your partner officially want to get divorced or dissolve your civil partnership. It is also a popular option for couples who cannot get divorced for cultural, religious, personal or legal reasons.
More couples than ever before now live together before (or instead of) getting married or entering into a civil partnership. But if the relationship breaks down, cohabiting couples do not have as many legal protections.
It is essential to take steps to protect your financial rights and your parental rights, just in case things do not work out.
Our specialist cohabitation solicitors can enter into a cohabitation agreement that sets out who owns what and how your finances should be divided if you and your partner break up in the future.
We can also help separating couples resolve cohabitation disputes relating to money, property and arrangements for children.
Our specialist dissolution and divorce solicitors in Wimbledon are here to make your separation simple and straightforward. We can assist with the financial aspects of your divorce or dissolution, including negotiating a fair financial settlement so you can move forwards in financial security.
Our expertise includes:
- Helping you agree a bespoke financial settlement that suits your individual needs
- Advice about pensions upon divorce and dissolution
- Advice about trusts upon divorce and dissolution
- Advice about companies upon divorce and dissolution
- Obtaining Freezing Orders and Injunctions where there is a risk that your partner is hiding or will hide assets
- Working with forensic accountants
It is common for couples to come to marriage or civil partnership with assets they want to keep separate, such as inheritance, businesses, and maintenance arrangements from previous relationships.
A prenuptial agreement, pre-civil partnership agreement (or postnuptial agreement or post-civil partnership agreement) can protect your financial interests should you and your partner ever break up.
Our family law experts can help you create a robust pre-nup or pre-civil partnership agreement with your partner, helping you work through difficult issues without causing conflict or tension within your relationship
Family law issues involving children can be incredibly stressful. Our child law solicitors in Wimbledon specialise in helping families find positive, constructive resolutions which put the needs of your children first.
Our expertise includes:
- Making parenting plans after divorce, civil partnership dissolution or separation
- Agreeing child maintenance
- Applying for children-related court orders, such as:
- Taking children out of the jurisdiction and international child law issues
- Advice about parental responsibility
- Advice about adoption, surrogacy and egg/sperm/embryo donation
- Grandparents’ rights
- Protecting children from domestic violence
LGBTQIA couples and individuals can sometimes encounter unique legal issues that require a special touch. Our friendly Wimbledon LGBTQIA law experts specialise in this area and can provide advice to help you and your family thrive, including:
- Same sex parenting
- LGBTQIA divorce and civil partnership dissolution
- Adoption, surrogacy and egg/sperm/embryo donation
- Same sex pre-nuptial agreements
Our friendly, practical family law solicitors in Wimbledon can provide all the advice you need about expanding your family using adoption, surrogacy, sperm, egg or embryo donation and other kinds of artificial insemination.
We can handle all the legal matters on your behalf, including ensuring you have the parental rights and responsibilities you need, so you can focus on welcoming your new addition to the family.
Divorces and dissolutions involving international aspects can be complicated. You need the right advice to ensure that you get the best possible outcome from the process. Our Wimbledon international divorce solicitors have experience handling a wide range of issues, such as:
- You live abroad but want UK law to apply to your divorce
- You and/or your partner are not UK nationals and/or you got married overseas
- There is international property involved
- International co-parenting issues, for example, if you or your partner want to take your child out of the country
- Child maintenance and spousal maintenance where one party lives overseas
No one is entitled to scare or hurt you or your children, including your partner and family. Domestic violence comes in all forms and affects all people, regardless of age, sex or background. Our friendly Wimbledon domestic violence solicitors can help you seek legal protection from your abuser. Our expertise includes:
- All types of domestic abuse, such as emotional abuse, physical abuse, sexual abuse, financial abuse and tech abuse
- Obtaining Injunctions/Non-Molestation Orders
- Obtaining Occupation Orders
- Seeking protection from coercive control
- Protecting children from domestic violence
Family dispute resolution
Non-confrontational dispute resolution is at the heart of our Wimbledon family law service, meaning we help you sort out your disputes in a harmonious way wherever possible. Our goal is to avoid the need for court action if we can, as agreeing a solution privately is almost always faster, less expensive and less stressful for everyone involved. We use two main methods for doing this – family mediation and collaborative law.
Our trained, neutral Wimbledon mediators can meet with you and the person you are in a dispute with and help you work towards agreeing a solution that works for everyone.
The mediator facilitates the process, keeping the discussion constructive and diffusing any potential conflict, but you are in control. This means you are not putting the final outcome in the hands of a judge and can make sure your personal priorities are protected.
If you want the reassurance of having your own lawyer there with you during negotiations, collaborative law can give you this. Both parties meet accompanied by their own lawyer, who must have specific training in collaborative law.
The aim is to agree a solution that suits both parties’ interests while keeping the process free from conflict. Our trained collaborative lawyers in Wimbledon can ensure your interests are not compromised, even when there are particularly complicated issues to unpick.
Family court proceedings
It is not always possible to reach an out-of-court resolution. Our Wimbledon family solicitors can provide practical advice about when it might be right for you to make an application to family court. For example, if you and your ex-partner cannot agree on your finances after divorce or dissolution.
We can also help you make urgent applications and represent people who are facing legal action for family law issues. For example, if your ex-partner has applied to court for a Child Arrangements Order.
Why choose Crisp & Co’s family lawyers in Wimbledon?
Crisp & Co’s family lawyers in Wimbledon work with individuals and families across West London, central London and the surrounding area. Our team has been supporting families in Wimbledon and beyond since 1996. Each of our solicitors is an expert in family law with specific training on non-confrontational dispute resolution.
Many of our family law solicitors are also members of Resolution, a network of family legal professionals committed to non-confrontational dispute resolution. We are Law Society accredited in Family Law Advanced, which is a quality marker for firms that specialise in complex, disputed and high value family law issues. Additionally, Crisp & Co is Lexcel-accredited by the Law Society, showing that we provide the highest quality of legal practice management and customer care.
We are particularly well known for our expertise in LGBTQI family law, having supported individuals and families from this community for many years with everything from divorce and civil partnership dissolution to adoption, surrogacy and parental responsibility issues.
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