Family Law

There is no such thing as an 'average' family or 'normal' relationship. You may be married, living together, or separated. You may have children, step-children or grand children living with you or living elsewhere. Whatever your situation, relationships sometimes break down and that's when turning to a family solicitor can really help you to resolve difficulties quickly or prevent them arising in the first place.

We recognise that when there are conflicts within relationships, it can be a stressful and emotional time. We are here to help make things easier. We will work hard to get to know you and understand your own unique situation so that we can help you resolve whatever issues you are facing, and move forward with your life.

Our family law solicitors have in-depth knowledge of all aspects of family law and provide sympathetic legal advice to ensure that the practical implications of any relationship break-up are dealt with properly. We can advise on financial and property matters but we never lose sight of the fact that although practical issues need to be resolved, feelings and emotions are just as important. If you're looking for confidential and friendly family law advice, contact us and speak to an experienced family law solicitor today.

Divorce and Separation

If you're thinking about divorce, it's good to get legal advice as soon as possible so that you know what your options are. From there, if you go on to decide to file for a divorce, it's natural to have lots of questions about the process. You'll want to know what impact divorce will have on your home, possessions and finances. If you have children, you'll want to know how to make the right decisions for them too.

Separation and divorce is often described as a bereavement and people feel a sense of loss and worries about the future. We will do all we can to ensure that the process runs as quickly and simply as possible so that you can start planning for the future.

Please feel free to contact us to discuss any other services you may require such as:

a) Prenuptial and Cohabitation Agreements
b) Civil Partnerships
c) Marriage Abroad

Care Proceedings / Children Matters

Our family law solicitors are experienced in helping parents and families make arrangements for children following the breakdown of a relationship. We'll make sure that everyone involved understands their legal rights and responsibilities whilst ensuring that the views of you and your children are heard.

Of course, children have practical needs as well as emotional ones and it can sometimes be difficult to focus on the best practical solutions when a relationship has broken down. But our family solicitors will bring clarity to your situation. We'll clearly explain what arrangements for children need to be considered and help you put things in place to create a more stable and happy future for you and your children.

When the local Authority becomes involved in your family it can be a very daunting time. We can offer support at the early stages before things get out of control and end up in court. However, there are times for whatever reason the local Authority has no choice but to issue care proceedings. We have supported a great number of families through these times, and if you have the ability to change we will do all we can to help you demonstrate that to the court and reunite you with your children.

Change of Name

If you decide to change your name, Walker & Co can help you to do this legally and properly. People change their name for a variety of reasons; a deed poll or statutory declaration formalises any changes.

Walker & Co can help you change your name simply and easily. A change of name deed is drawn up by one of our expert lawyers and the proper procedure carried out to ensure its legal status. If there are any associated matters to the change of name deed, such as changing the names of your children, we can discuss this also.

Domestic Violence

If you're in a relationship that isn't working for you, either because you feel threatened or are with a violent or abusive partner, it can be difficult to know where to turn to for help - but it's important not to suffer in silence. Asking for help is the first step to resolving the situation.

At Walker & Co, we've got people you can talk to in complete confidence. We understand the feelings and concerns you have and make it our priority to support you.

Domestic abuse, whether physical, emotional or financial, is unacceptable in any relationship and no one should ever be made to feel scared or threatened especially in their own home. But we know that simply walking away from a violent partner isn't always an option - particularly if children are involved or you don't have access to your own finances. That's why it's vital to talk to someone you trust - a legal expert who can provide sympathetic but practical advice; explaining your options and helping you put an end to domestic abuse.

At Walker & Co we provide that support. We work quickly to understand your unique situation and make your safety our priority. If you are in immediate danger we can take swift action and, where necessary, we obtain court orders to protect you and your family from the abusive partner.

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