FAMILY LAW

Family and Matrimonial Law encompasses Divorce, Separation, Financial Disputes, Residence for and Contact with children, Domestic violence, Children’s care proceedings, Wardship, Guardianship, Public law proceedings etc. From pre-nuptual agreements, to cohabitation arrangements or divorces, we can assist you with all legal issues relating to the beginning or the end of a relationship. Whether you need advice on the legal rights of cohabitants, representation on issues of private children’s law or help for domestic violence issues, we can help.

BWF Family Department provides confidential advice with effective representation and includes an accredited member of the Law Society Family Law Panel. This means we are specialists in Family Law and deal with all family related matters. The Family Department comprises a professional, efficient team with a wealth of experience in dealing with all aspects of Family and Matrimonial Law. Our overriding priority is to listen to all of the issues in your case and explore the best way of resolving your problems. This could be through negotiation, conciliation, or by application to the courts.

Whether it is divorce, financial provision, matters concerning children or any other Family Law related matter, we offer detailed, considerate and effective advice. We are expert at sorting out family disputes and, wherever possible encourage out of court resolutions rather than litigation. We are, however, fully equipped to advise on bringing court proceedings if they offer the most sensible method of achieving the desired outcome of your case.

As members of Resolution ( Membership of Resolution commits family lawyers to resolving disputes in a non-confrontational way), we believe that family law disputes should be dealt with in a constructive way designed to preserve people’s dignity and to encourage agreements.

Members of Resolution are required to:

  • Conduct matters in a constructive and non-confrontational way
  • Avoid use of inflammatory language both written and spoken
  • Retain professional objectivity and respect for everyone involved
  • Take into account the long term consequences of actions and communications as well as the short term implications
  • Encourage clients to put the best interests of the children first
  • Emphasise to clients the importance of being open and honest in all dealings
  • Make clients aware of the benefits of behaving in a civilised way
  • Keep financial and children issues separate
  • Ensure that consideration is given to balancing the benefits of any steps against the likely costs – financial or emotional
  • Inform clients of the options e.g. counselling, family therapy, round table negotiations, mediation, collaborative law and court proceedings
  • Abide by the Resolution Guides to Good Practice

This Code should be read in conjunction with the Law Society’s Family Law Protocol. All solicitors are subject to the Solicitors Practice Rules

BWF Solicitors can provide a helpful and realistic family law service dealing with all of the above. Whatever your needs, please call us to discuss in complete confidence how we can assist you on 02084937340 or email us on admin@bwfsolicitors.com

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