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Family Law

Family Law

Family law

Family law

Family law generally covers disputes between married parties, cohabitees or civil partners and can raise issues such as money, property or children. For any individual caught up in a family law dispute, this can often become one of the most traumatic experiences of their life.


In cases in which a marriage has irretrievably broken down, the parties must be separated for 4 years out of a 5 year period before they can be divorced. In many situations, the parties will often enter into a legal separation that clearly defines their property rights, financial obligations and their custody/access arrangements with children. For a number of reasons, it is always desirable for the parties to reach an agreement in their separation. This is known as a ‘Separation Agreement’ or ‘Deed of Separation’. If this is properly drafted, it can have a binding effect in law for a legal separation. This has many advantages over going to court; it is far less expensive, it is quicker and it means that the parties will have a say in the actual terms of their separation. If this is not possible, the next usual step will be to commence judicial separation proceedings.

How we can help
At Philip Vint & Co. Solicitors, our initial objective in any first consultation for a family law client is to fully advise them of their rights, entitlements and precisely where they stand in the eyes of the law. This in itself can remove some of the ‘fear factor’ or worry involved.

Usually, a client will need some time to think about their options before to us for a second consultation and we will then map out a plan of action.


*In contentious business, a solicitor may not calculate fees or other charges as a percentage or proportion of any award or settlement


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