Family Law & Divorce
We understand and empathise with the difficulties that you face when family relationships break down and will handle your case with sensitivity and care.
The aim of our Family Department is to provide you with information and services to help you at a difficult and emotional time. Our family law team is available to assist you with any legal aspect of your relationship difficulties and we will guide you to achieve the best outcome for you and your family.
We are able to offer specialist advice in relation to all financial matters arising from divorce, including applications relating to capital and maintenance, property and pensions. At Southerns, we have extensive experience in dealing with high value and complex proceedings.
We are able to advise you in relation to a wide range of family law issues including:-
- Divorce and dissolution of civil partnerships
- Financial matters following the breakdown of a relationship, marriage or civil partnership
- Disputes about the care and parenting of children including residence and contact disputes
- Child abduction
- Care proceedings and adoption
- Domestic abuse and injunctions
- Prenuptial Agreements and Post Nuptial Agreements.
Our team are members of Resolution (formerly the Solicitors Family Law Association) and are committed to following a Code of Practice that promotes a non-confrontational approach to resolving family disputes. We aim to achieve a resolution of your issues in the most constructive, conciliatory and cost effective manner.
There are some family related issues which will require the expertise and input of our colleagues from other departments. We will ensure that you access the specialist advice that you require in relation to all aspects of your matter. Further information about the other services we offer is available on our home page.
We are pleased to offer a fixed fee service in certain circumstances:
Up to one hour consultation, advice and advice confirmation letter: £150 plus VAT
Petitioner: £495 plus VAT
Fixed Fee for your divorce from beginning to end including:
- Preparation and completion of forms
- Issuing the Petition at court
- Obtaining Decree Nisi
- Obtaining Decree absolute
We would ask you to note that the fixed fee is based upon consent to the application from your spouse. The fixed fee will not include court fee, finances, children and additional costs for lost marriage certificates, translation of marriage certificates, service of papers on a spouse etc.
Respondent: £150 plus VAT
Fixed Fee to include helping you complete the acknowledgement of service and provide and other advise needed in connection with the divorce. The fixed fee will not include advice on finances or children matters.
For an initial consultation with a member of our team, please contact us on Burnley: 01282 422711, Blackpool: 01253 922123 or Manchester / Cheshire: 0161 3595730. Alternatively email a member of the team directly.