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.