Family, Relationship and Divorce Law

Do you need advice on the breakdown of a relationship?  Are you entering into a relationship and would like advice on a pre-nuptial agreement or cohabitation agreement?  We can help.

The Evolving Family Law Environment

Family relationships are complex, emotive and central to our day to day life.  The legal framework is also constantly evolving with civil partnerships and same sex marriage joining traditional marriage.  In marriages and civil partnerships, pre-nuptial agreements are becoming more common and as greater numbers of people choose to live together without getting married, cohabitation agreements can provide a way of protecting and preserving family assets.

Our Areas of Expertise

At the beginning of a relationship:

  • Pre-nuptial agreements
  • Cohabitation agreements

At the end of a relationship:

  • Divorce and marital breakdown
  • Cohabitation breakdown
  • Civil Partnership breakdown and dissolution
  • Financial and property arrangements on separation
  • Disputes between parents relating to the children

At Backhouse Solicitors, we are experts in family law and we are here to help you resolve your legal problems.  Our Head of Family Law, Stephen Chesney is a member of Resolution, an organisation of lawyers who believe in a constructive, non-confrontational approach to family law matters.  Resolution believes that family law disputes should be dealt with in a way designed to preserve people’s dignity and to encourage agreements.

We aim to put you at ease and make the process as painless as possible under difficult circumstances.  We will give you the right legal advice and guidance and help you choose the right way to resolve a conflict.  This might be helping you reach a negotiated settlement, arranging formal mediation or if all else fails by taking your case to Court.  Even if Court proceedings are commenced it is often possible to resolve matters at a preliminary hearing or without even attending Court at all.  We also firmly believe that where children are involved, their welfare should always come first.

For expert help and advice on your family law issues, contact Backhouse Solicitors today and book a free initial consultation:

Tel:         01245 893400
Email:     [email protected]
Visit:       71 Duke Street, Chelmsford, CM1 1JU
Or send us a message through the Contact Us page on this website.