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Family Law Solicitors in Loughborough
At Johnson Astills, we understand that involving the law in your family issues is often a necessary but distressing time for every member of the family. You probably have dozens of questions and concerns about the process. Our expert family solicitors can answer all your questions and provide you with sensitive guidance designed to get you through the challenges associated with family disputes as smoothly and painlessly as possible.
Whether you need help with divorce or separation, you are concerned about social services involvement in your family, or you want to enter into a co-habitation agreement with your partner, we have a wide range of in-depth experience covering all areas of family law.
In many cases, we believe that friendly, cooperative discussion is more beneficial to the resolution of family disputes than resorting to court, which often exacerbates disputes. We are experienced in methods of Alternative Dispute Resolution such as collaborative law; so, wherever possible, we can help you reach an amicable resolution to your matter, whilst avoiding lengthy and costly court proceedings.
Where it is necessary to go to court, we will vigorously fight to protect your rights and promote the welfare and happiness of any children involved, so you can achieve the best outcome possible in the circumstances.
Get in touch with our family law solicitors in Loughborough today by calling 01509 610 312, emailing email@example.com, or by filling in our simple enquiry form to the right of the page.
What our family lawyers in Loughborough can do for you
Our highly skilled family lawyers can advise and represent you across all areas of family law, including:
Divorce and civil partnership dissolution
Parting ways with your spouse or civil partner can be an emotionally painful time; and applying for a divorce or civil partnership dissolution whilst you are grieving the end of the relationship only adds to the stress.
Our divorce solicitors aim to make the divorce or dissolution process as smooth and painless as possible for you. In most situations, you won’t need to go to court but you will need to come to a settlement with your former partner arranging your finances and deciding what to do with your children.
We can provide supportive, specialist advice on methods of Alternative Dispute Resolution, such as mediation and collaborative law, so you can negotiate with your partner in a safe, neutral environment.
If it does become necessary to attend court, we will provide you with robust representation throughout the entire process.
It is becoming increasingly common for people to enter into marriage already owning significant money and assets. In these situations, they may wish to enter into a pre-nuptial or post-nuptial agreement to protect their financial interests in the event the relationship breaks down.
We can help you negotiate and create a pre-nuptial agreement or post-nuptial agreement which states how finances will be arranged should you choose to divorce or dissolve your civil partnership in the future.
No one wants to think about breaking up with their partner, but if you are unmarried, there are no laws associated with the fair division of money and property after separation. Therefore, it is important to consider what will happen if your separate in the future.
We can help you enter into a co-habitation agreement which outlines exactly how you and your partner will arrange matters such as your finances, assets, and childcare to protect your interests in the event of relationship breakdown.
Arrangements for children
Making decisions about children is often the most emotionally-charged aspect of arranging a divorce, dissolution, or separation.
Our family lawyers have extensive experience helping families come to decisions about issues such as where children are going to live, how much contact a non-resident parent should get, and whether child maintenance payments are necessary.
The majority of arrangements for children can be made without going to court, and our team includes members of Resolution, as well as a trained collaborative lawyer, to help you resolve your matter amicably through Alternative Dispute Resolution.
Our team includes a professional collaborative lawyer, Emma Mitchell, to discuss and resolve issues which you decide in a non-confrontational, civilised and dignified manner.
Collaborative law can assist you with a wide range of family issues, including financial settlements after divorce or dissolution, separation agreements, arrangements for children, and co-habitation agreements.
The process involves you and your collaborative lawyer attending a series of round table meetings with your spouse or partner and their collaborative lawyer to discuss and negotiate your issues.
Due to the cooperative and neutral environment the process fosters, collaborative law has an impressive success rate and many matters are amicably resolved without the need to resort to court.
We take domestic violence extremely seriously. If you are in a relationship where abuse is present, whether it be physical, emotional, psychological, financial, or sexual, we can provide support and effective advice to help you apply to court for orders such as Non-Molestation Orders, Occupation Orders, and Prohibited Steps Orders.
Social Services involvement
Our compassionate family solicitors have an in-depth understanding of the law and processes surrounding Social Services involvement in your family. We understand that your children’s happiness is your central concern, so we specialise in providing sensitive but practical and professional advice and representation to give you the best possible chance of achieving a positive outcome.
Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)
If you are at risk of FGM or you know someone at risk, we can help you apply to court for a Female Genital Mutilation Protection Order (FGMPO) to keep you or another person safe.
Why choose Johnson Astills’ family lawyers?
Our expert team of family solicitors specialise in providing bespoke legal services to local families throughout Loughborough and the East Midlands.
Whatever the specifics of your situation, we aim to provide you with the highest quality of advice possible. We promise to listen thoughtfully to your issues and concerns, and tailor our advice accordingly to ensure we achieve the best possible outcome for you. We are accredited by the Law Society in Lexcel for our dedication to our clients’ needs.
We are also accredited by the Law Society for our expertise in matters involving children, including child protection matters, children’s rights, coming to arrangements for children after relationship breakdown, and parental rights to see their children. This accreditation covers our ability to represent both children and adults whose children have been taken into care or are ‘at risk’.
Several of our team including Nanita Kanabar, and Emma Mitchell, are members of Resolution, demonstrating their dedication to Alternative Dispute Resolution over court proceedings in resolving family disputes.
Emma Mitchell is also a trained collaborative lawyer and can guide and represent you throughout the collaborative law process to help you reach a harmonious resolution to your family law issue.
Johnson Astills is independently regulated by the Solicitors Regulations Authority (SRA).