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Has your marriage broken down and you’re not sure what to do?

Are you experiencing problems in maintaining a relationship with your children?

Are you a victim of domestic abuse or have you been accused of domestic abuse?

Do you need advice on the breakdown of a relationship?

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. The law surrounding Domestic Abuse is currently being discussed in Parliament and is likely to be changed shortly.

No-Fault Divorce

The Divorce, dissolution and Separation Act brings in various changes surrounding the alteration in UK law that came into effect on 6th April 2022 with the No-Fault Divorce. Divorce can be an upsetting and stressful process. The new law is expected to help reduce animosity amongst separating couples during this difficult time. Providing you have been married for over one year, proceedings can now commence at any time and the application needs only to state that the marriage has irretrievably broken down.

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

  • Civil Partnership breakdown and dissolution

  • Financial and property arrangements on separation

  • Disputes between parents relating to the children

  • Domestic abuse – both applying for an Order and defending an Order

What we offer:

  • Fixed fee divorce packages

  • Fixed fee advocacy packages

  • Hourly rates

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, Karen Farrow is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives and has been qualified for over 15 years.

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:       17 Duke Street, Chelmsford, CM1 1JU
Or send us a message through the Contact Us page on this website.