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Divorce & Family Law Solicitors in Clapham
Going through a divorce or separation is always difficult. Our experienced divorce and family law solicitors in Clapham offer clear, practical legal advice to help you achieve the best possible outcome.
We deal exclusively with family law, meaning we have genuine expertise across the sector.
We are particularly well-known for our expertise in complex and high value financial matters, as well as international divorce and LGBT+ family law.
We understand how hard a break-up can be and our friendly and approachable team will offer guidance and advice throughout to ensure that you are properly supported during the difficult process of legally separating your lives.
We offer a free one-hour initial consultation to discuss your needs and how we can help.
Our Clapham family lawyers can help with matters including:
- Divorce and separation
- Children law
- Co-habitation legal advice
- Pre-nuptial agreements and post-nuptial agreements
- Adoption and fertility law
- LGBT+ family law
- Domestic abuse
Avoid unnecessary conflict in divorce and family law
In our experience, it is beneficial to avoid conflict. Our team are experts in resolving issues without recourse to the courts, which is generally faster and more cost-effective than litigation.
We are experts in alternative dispute resolution, including mediation, constructive negotiation and collaborative law. Resolving issues in this way can help couples deal with matters together without undue animosity which can be particularly beneficial when there are children involved.
It will also mean that you do not have an outcome that you did not want imposed upon you by a court. In mediation, any solution reached will be one that has been agreed upon by you.
Find out more about how we remove conflict from divorce and family law for people in Clapham.
Flexible funding options to suit your circumstances
We understand that cost can be a concern during the disruption and uncertainty of a separation. It is our belief that good quality legal advice should be accessible, so we offer a range of flexible funding options.
Find out more about our family law fees.
Book a free one-hour consultation with our family lawyers in Clapham
Separation and divorce can be challenging, with practical and emotional considerations as well as a legal procedure that you will need to go through. We aim to make the process as smooth and stress-free as possible while ensuring that your legal rights and interests are protected.
Our divorce solicitors in Clapham are experts across the full range of divorce issues, including:
- Divorce petitions
- Divorce finances
- Arrangements for children in divorce
- Separation & separation agreements
We have particular experience with:
- LGBT+ divorce & civil partnership dissolution
- International divorce
- High Net Worth divorce
- Military & army divorce
Find out more about our expertise with divorce law.
For parents, their priority will be ensuring that their children’s best interests are protected. Our expert family lawyers can work with you to make sure that the outcome achieved is the right one for both you and your children.
Our child law solicitors in Clapham are experts in matters including:
- Child residence & contact (formerly referred to as ‘child custody’)
- Child Arrangements Orders
- Child support & maintenance
- Parental responsibility
- Prohibited Steps Orders
Find out more about our expertise with child law.
With many couples now cohabiting instead of marrying, it is important to understand your legal position. If you are not married, you do not have automatic rights to income, property or other assets so it is important to protect your interests by putting the right documentation in place. This should include ensuring your interest in any shared property is secure.
Our family lawyers in Clapham can advise cohabiting couples on issues including:
- Making a cohabitation agreement
- Buying property as an unmarried couple
- Separation for unmarried couples
Find out more about our expertise with cohabitation law.
Making a pre-nuptial agreement (‘pre-nup’) or post-nuptial agreement (‘post-nup’) can protect your future financial security and that of any children you have from a previous relationship. While this type of agreement is not legally binding, if it has been drafted by a solicitor and both parties have received independent legal advice before signing, the courts will give careful consideration to its terms when making an order.
Our Clapham family lawyers can advise on:
Find out more about our expertise with pre-nups and post-nups.
With several different ways to start a family, it is important to ensure that you have a solid legal basis to ensure that you do not encounter difficulties in the future. We can advise you on how to put the right framework in place to safeguard your relationship with your children.
Our Clapham family lawyers are experts in matters including:
An LGBT+ individual or couple can come up against all of the standard family law issues plus some more specialist issues that tend to affect their communities. With a strong history of supporting equal rights, we believe in providing tailored legal support for LGBT+ people.
Our family law solicitors in Clapham are experts in LGBT+ legal issues including:
Find out more about our expertise with LGBT+ family law.
Dealing with domestic abuse is very difficult and it is important to know that there is help and support available. Our solicitors can step in quickly to provide fast, effective legal options to protect you and your children.
Our Clapham family law solicitors can help with matters including:
Find out more about our expertise in supporting victims of domestic abuse.
How we remove conflict from divorce and family law for people in Clapham
As experienced family law solicitors, we believe that removing as much conflict as possible from a divorce or separation situation is normally highly beneficial. We are skilled negotiators and work hard to achieve the right results for our clients without the need to go to court.
Our family lawyers in Clapham are experts in alternative dispute resolution, including constructive negotiation, mediation and collaborative law. We understand which process is right for each individual situation and we will guide and support you throughout.
Resolving matters without litigation can avoid relationships deteriorating and it is also generally quicker and more cost-effective. You can also be sure that you will not have an unwelcome result imposed upon you, which could be the outcome if you go to court.
If litigation is unavoidable, you can be sure that we will prepare a strong case on your behalf and provide robust representation.
Free first appointment
Our family lawyers in Clapham offer a free first appointment which can be over the phone, via video link or in person. This is your opportunity to tell us what you need help with, ask any key questions you have and request an estimate of our fees.
Pay as you go
We charge an hourly rate dependent on the level of expertise required to represent and advise you. We will be happy to explain these rates and any other applicable costs, such as court fees, at your initial consultation.
Flexible payment options
We understand that during the disruption of separation and divorce, finances can be uncertain. We offer flexible payment options, including deferred fee agreements, where appropriate to ensure that our services are accessible.
Find out more about our fees and paying for our service.
Book an appointment with our divorce and family law solicitors in Clapham, London Borough of Lambeth
You can arrange an appointment to discuss your requirements or request a quote by calling us on 020 8017 8962 or using the enquiry form below to request a call back.