Brighton Family Law
Brighton Family Law
Based in Brighton, our family law solicitors have been advising clients from Brighton, Hove and around the world on all aspects of family law and practice, for over a century. We are a client focussed firm, always putting your needs first and ensuring your matter is dealt with swiftly, efficiently and as cost-effectively as possible. Our Brighton family law solicitors go above and beyond to provide not only first-class legal advice, but to do so with empathy and understanding. We are proud to be praised by clients for our ‘human touch’ and will guide and support you until your matter is concluded.
What Issues Do Our Solicitors For Family Law In Brighton Deal With?
Our solicitors have a wealth of experience in all aspects of family law, including:
Divorce and Separation
Our solicitors for family law in Brighton understand that clients requiring assistance with matters of divorce and separation are often going through an emotionally difficult time in their lives. We have extensive knowledge of divorce and practice, the dissolution of civil partnerships and other forms of separation and will expertly guide you through the processes with sensitivity and consideration.
There are many methods of resolution available which do not necessitate the Court’s involvement, such as Mediation, and we will always seek to identify the quickest, least adversarial and most cost-effective route to settle your matter. Where children are involved, our Brighton family law solicitors understand that their well-being will be at the forefront of both partners’ minds, and our advice will always be given with their best interests in mind.
We provide specialist advice to clients involved in divorce or separation proceedings with an international element, having acted in many cross-border disputes.
Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements
Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements, or ‘Prenups’ and ‘Postnups’ as they are more commonly known, are becoming increasingly popular in the UK. The traditional view that they are the preserve of the rich and famous or in some way unromantic is being replaced with an appreciation of their usefulness as a mechanism for couples to avoid acrimonious disputes in the unhappy event that their relationship breaks down.
Prenups and Postnups enable couples to decide together how their assets should be divided and allow them to strike a balance between protecting any existing wealth and ensuring both partners are provided for. Our solicitors for family law in Brighton will prepare a comprehensive Prenuptial or Postnuptial Agreement based on your instructions and our suggestions, and ensure your position is fully protected.
Unmarried couples do not enjoy the same rights as married ones or civil partners. Regardless of the length of time for which they have been together, the notion of a common law wife is not recognised under English law and contrary to popular belief, couples do not gain additional rights as a result of living together. As such, unless a couple take steps to document their intentions for the relationship, a subsequent break up may have consequences which neither party expected nor intended.
Cohabitation Agreements are a convenient, cost-effective way through which unmarried couples can control pertinent aspects of their relationship, including how their assets should be divided in the event of a split. They provide the couple with a degree of certainty and can circumvent a lengthy, expensive legal dispute. Our family law solicitors in Brighton have assisted a considerable number of couples in preparing legally watertight Cohabitation Agreements that accurately reflect their joint wishes.
We are a multi-disciplinary practice with expertise across a range of legal practice areas. Many of these areas, such as wills, probate and property law, perfectly complement our family law practice and enable us to consider the wider implications of any course of action and advise accordingly.
How Much Do Family Law Solicitors In Brighton Charge?
Our Brighton family law solicitors appreciate that many clients have concerns about solicitors’ fees. While the costs of your matter will depend entirely on the issues involved, the time required to address them and the parties’ outlook, we strive to provide some degree of certainty wherever possible. If the nature of your matter allows us to fix a price from the outset, we will do so. If your case is such that the costs cannot be readily quantified at the start, we can limit the level of fees incurred to an agreed amount and only incur further costs with your express approval. Our family law solicitors in Brighton will always aim to identify the method of billing which works best for you and will provide regular fee updates and breakdowns as the matter progresses.