Divorce and Separation
Our divorce and separation solicitors in Brighton understand that going through a separation can be one of the most difficult times in your life and can emotionally and psychological impact the whole family. This is why our specialist Family Solicitors try and keep you out of court as much as possible by offering a variety of dispute resolution options, which help to reduce conflict and resolve issues quickly and cost-effectively – causing less stress during an already difficult time. Our specialist family law team includes Family Mediators, Collaborative Lawyers, an Arbitrator and are recognised by Chambers & Partners and The Legal 500.
Financial issues during a divorce, separation or dissolution can be difficult to navigate through. Our specialist team of divorce solicitors in Brighton will guide you through the financial issues that will impact you in a sensitive and cost-effective way. We recommend the use of Mediation and/or the Collaborative process to resolve your financial matter to ensure you and your ex-partner/spouse remain in control of your situation and reduce any conflict occurring. We can also sign post to experts, including independent financial advisors, pension, tax, investment and retirement planning experts.
Ensuring your children are happy throughout a divorce or separation is more often than not the primary concern for parents. Our specialists in Brighton work with you on a solution-focused approach to arrangements for your children, including who they live with and who they see. We can help you with a Child Arrangement Order, Specific Issue Order, Prohibited Steps Order, Parental Responsibility, Special Guardianship Orders, Financial Orders for the benefit of children.
We also advise on child relocation whether this is within the UK or abroad and child abduction issues.
When a couple chose to cohabit or live together and not marry this changes how separation is dealt with as ‘common law marriage’ doesn’t exist. Our specialist team can guide you through the separation process and recommend the use of Alternative Dispute Resolution methods like Mediation and the Collaborative process. These methods are designed to reduce conflict and keep everyone in control of their individual situation.
A couple doesn’t need to be at the end of their relationship to seek advice from a specialist family lawyer. If they decide to live together and not get married we can help with cohabitation arrangements or ‘living together’ agreements which will cover what would happen in the event the couple were to separate. For example, what would happen to the individual interests in a property, other financial support, and arrangements for children.