Our family solicitors in Liverpool can help you with any legal issue relating to children, family and personal circumstances. The Slater and Gordon team has extensive experience in everything from marriage and divorce to cohabitation, children’s issues and financial settlements.
Contact our Liverpool family law experts on Freephone 0808 175 8000 or fill in our quick online form and we’ll get in touch with you.
Our family law services in Liverpool
If you’re worried about a family issue and you need expert legal advice you can rely on, choose Slater and Gordon Lawyers. Our family solicitors in Liverpool offer a wide range of services and are renowned for providing straightforward, honest advice in plain language. We won’t use complicated legal jargon and we’ll always put yours and your family’s needs first.
We can help with family law issues including the following:
Divorce and civil partnership dissolution
Our solicitors can help you to navigate the tricky process of legal separation, making it as easy and stress-free as possible. Separating joint finances and making difficult decisions about child custody and maintenance can be really tough to handle alone, which is why it is essential to have a highly trained, experienced family lawyer on your side.
Marriage and prenuptial agreements
Many couples these days have pre-nuptial agreements in place to protect their finances and to ensure that if the worst should happen, they won’t be left out of pocket. Our family solicitors in Liverpool can draw up a prenuptial agreement that everyone’s happy with, taking into account all of your wishes and advising you on the best course of action. You may never need it, but if you do, you’ll be glad you took this very sensible step.
Any legal situation such as a divorce or separation involving children can be upsetting and difficult to handle without the right legal advice. Our sensitive, skilled family lawyers have extensive experience working with families and children to find the best solutions for everyone. Many of our solicitors are members of Resolution, an organisation which prioritises non-confrontational approaches to family law such as mediation to help families avoid the stress and expense of litigation proceedings.
A couple who live together but who aren’t married may assume that they’ve the same legal rights as married people, but this isn’t necessarily the case. If you’re worried that you aren’t protected by the law, there’s a step you can take. A Slater and Gordon family lawyer here in Liverpool can help you to draw up a cohabitation agreement, which basically lays out what you’d both like to happen to joint finances, shared assets and children if the relationship should end.
We can also help with cohabitation disputes, helping to resolve a difficult situation as quickly and effectively as possible. If you’d like legal advice on cohabitation, please call our Liverpool solicitors on Freephone 0808 175 8000 or contact us online.
What is a separation agreement? Essentially, this is a document that outlines a couple’s wishes with regards to what’ll happen to property, money, assets and children if they should separate. It’s suitable for married couples who don’t want to, or are unable to, get a divorce. This may be because they’ve been married for less than 12 months. It could also be that a couple doesn’t wish to petition the other in a divorce (for example on grounds of unreasonable behaviour or adultery if this isn’t accurate or fair) and wish to wait at least two years so they can use this separation period as grounds for divorce.
Wills and probate
Most of us know how important it is to draw up a will, but many people never seem to find the time. Without a legal document properly drawn up by a trained wills, tax, trust and probate solicitor, you could end up accidentally disinheriting your children or leaving your partner without any funds with which to support the family. You won’t have the opportunity to outline your wishes and have the peace of mind that they’ll be carried out when you’re gone.
Our family solicitors in Liverpool are on hand to help you draw up your will. We can answer any questions you may have about making a will, and use all of the information you give us to create a watertight legal document that makes your wishes plain and obvious. When making a will, it’s essential to follow the proper legal protocol with regards to the signature, witnesses and other details. This is why it’s wise to seek assistance from an experienced wills solicitor.
Contact Slater and Gordon Lawyers here in Liverpool to start the process of drawing up your will, or for expert advice on a probate issue.
We also offer legal advice and representation in everything from adoption to property rights and domestic violence. For full details of the services we offer, don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Our holistic approach to family law
Nationally, Slater and Gordon Lawyers is known for its successes in high-profile family law litigation cases. However, what we aim to do wherever possible is help our clients to avoid expensive court cases, for the benefit of everyone involved.
By using mediation, constructive negotiation and tailoring our services to suit the particular needs of your family, we can help to reduce your legal costs as well as preventing an already emotional situation from getting out of hand. Many of our solicitors are members of Resolution, an organisation which champions this same approach.
We aim to tread gently, drawing on the skill and experience of our highly trained family lawyers in Liverpool to reach a positive outcome. That doesn’t mean however that we won’t work hard to fight your corner and to defend your legal rights. You can rely on Slater and Gordon to achieve the best result for you and your family.