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Family Law Solicitors in Wimbledon
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 interest 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 have worked across all areas of family legal matters. 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, meaning no matter who you are, we can provide an expert legal service for you and your family.
Our family law services in Wimbledon
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.
Our family law expertise includes:
- Civil partnership dissolution
- Relationship breakdown
- Financial settlements
- Pre-nuptial agreements
- Pre-civil partnership agreements
- Living together agreements
- Children law
- LGBTQI family law
- Family dispute resolution (including mediation & collaborative law)
- International divorce
- Domestic violence
Family dispute resolution in Wimbledon
Non-confrontational dispute resolution is at the heart of our 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.
Family mediation – Our trained, neutral 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.
Collaborative law – 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 can ensure your interests are not compromised, even when there are particularly complicated issues to unpick.
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. As team, we have 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. 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.
Get in touch with our family solicitors in Wimbledon
What services do Crisp and Co offer families?
Family is in the heart of our practice. We believe that having a strong team of family law experts allows us to provide the highest quality legal advice that you deserve. We cover 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 Wimbledon
When you come to Crisp and Co with your family issue, we will dedicate ourselves in resolving it with efficiency and ease. However, you may want to make use of the following resources if you are seeking support from the local community.
Resources for families undergoing divorce
We have a page dedicated to divorce in Wimbledon.
You may find the Merton council (incorporating Wimbledon) website useful in locating useful contact details, locating children’s centres, basic advice on relationship breakdown and support.
Parent and Family Meetups in Wimbledon
Reaching out to the local community for support will reassure you that you do not have to suffer alone. Websites such as meetup.com present you with the option of searching for support groups in Wimbledon and filter by group type. These groups are always looking for new members to take part in fun activities and will provide you with a safe space where you can talk openly about your experiences.
Resources for Victims of Domestic Violence
If you or someone you know is in danger, call 999 immediately to reach the police. Please refer to the Merton Council advice on domestic violence emergencies.
Domestic abuse will affect 1 in 4 women and 1 in 6 men in their lifetime. This figure is worryingly high; as it takes into account the fact that many victims of domestic violence will not speak out about their suffering. This tends to happen out of fear, and usually exacerbates the situation. Our team of family law solicitors in Wimbledon understand that voicing your pain can be difficult during this time, and that often speaking to family and friends about the abuse might not be helpful as they may be too close to the situation. However, under no circumstances should you keep quiet. There are many charities and organisations, national and local, which have been founded especially for victims of domestic abuse to confide in, be it over the phone or in the form of a support group. We have provided a list of these below.
For women who have suffered from domestic abuse, you can call 0808 2000 247, the free 24-hour National Domestic Violence Helpline run in partnership between Women's Aid and Refuge. On the other hand, men can call the Men's Advice Line free on 0808 801 0327 (Monday-Friday 9am-5pm) or ManKind on 01823 334 244.
Victim Support Wandsworth offers help to victims and witnesses of violent or emotional domestic abuse, independent of authorities. VSW provide practical and flexible advice to people of all age and gender, and can be contacted on 0845 450 3936 between 9am-5pm Monday to Friday.
Broken Rainbow is a charity set up to provide support and security to the LGBT community who have experienced domestic abuse. To get in touch with Broken Rainbow, call them on their free-phone at 0800 999 5428.
If your home is no longer a safe place and you are seeking a temporary location, Shelter will provide emergency refuge services to ensure you are away from the danger. Call them on 0808 800 444.
Family Court near Wimbledon
While the Wimbledon Magistrates Court only deals with criminal matters, you can use the Court and Tribunal Finder to locate the nearest family law court to Wimbledon. You will find contact details as well as directions to the location.