If you’ve a legal issue relating to family, children and personal circumstances, don’t hesitate to contact our team of family law solicitors in Manchester. We’ve extensive experience in all areas of family law, from divorce, marriage and cohabitation to financial settlements and children’s issues.

To find out how we can help you, simply call our specialists on freephone 0808 175 8000 or contact us online.

Our family law services in Manchester

Our experts in Manchester have vast experience in family law and offer a full range of services. Regardless of why you need our assistance, you can rest assured we’ll provide honest, straightforward advice and we’ll communicate with you in plain English rather than using technical legal jargon that could leave you feeling confused.

Our services cover the following areas of family law:

Children’s issues

Legal situations that involve children, such as separation and divorce, can be highly emotional and therefore difficult to deal with if you don’t have suitable legal advice. If you need help during this upsetting time, our solicitors at Slater and Gordon are here for you. Our highly skilled legal professionals will deal with your case with the utmost sensitivity and skill, working with you and your family to achieve a solution that’s in the best interests of everyone involved. Highlighting our commitment to a non-confrontational approach to family law, many of our team are members of Resolution, which is an organisation that exists to promote a constructive approach to this legal area. Where possible, we help our clients to avoid the expense and stress of litigation proceedings and instead to take a more collaborative approach, for example using mediation to reach a solution.

Divorce and civil partnership dissolution

If you want to end your marriage or civil partnership, our lawyers will make this process as quick and stress-free as possible for you. Whether you need to resolve issues around joint finances, child arrangements or maintenance, or anything else, our specialists are on hand to help. Knowing how to achieve the best outcome when a relationship comes to an end can be extremely difficult, which is why it’s vital that you’ve an experienced, capable family law solicitor on your side.

Marriage and prenuptial agreements

Pre-nuptial agreements are becoming increasingly popular as a way for people to protect themselves and achieve a fair outcome in the event that their marriages come to an end. If you think you could benefit from putting one of these arrangements in place before you marry your partner, speak to our team. We can help you to draw up an agreement that both you and your partner are happy with. Hopefully, you’ll never need this legal document, but having it in place can provide you with added peace of mind. Also, if the worst should happen and your relationship breaks down, a pre-nup could make your separation much easier.

Cohabitation agreements

Many people wrongly assume that when they live with their partner, they’ve the same legal rights as couples who are married. However, this isn’t the case. Fortunately, there’s something you can do to increase your rights as a cohabiting partner. You and your other half can enter into a cohabitation agreement. This arrangement sets out what you and your partner would like to happen to anything from shared assets and finances to children if your relationship comes to an end.

Separation agreements

Our Manchester family law solicitors can help you with separation agreements, which outline what you and your partner want to happen to your money, assets, property and children if you separate. This type of agreement can be useful to spouses who don’t want to or can’t get a divorce, for example couples who’ve been married for less than 12 months and who therefore don’t qualify for a divorce. They can also suit those who don’t want to petition their spouse for divorce for adultery, unreasonable behaviour or desertion and who therefore must wait two years to use their period of separation as a reason for divorce.

Wills and probate

Drawing up a will is vital if you want to ensure your money and assets are passed on according to your wishes when you die. If you plan to create one of these legal documents, it’s vital that you do it correctly. If you make a mistake, you could end up causing unnecessary confusion and disputes after you pass away, and your estate may not be distributed in the way you want. Our wills and probate solicitors in Manchester will help you to draw up your will and ensure it’s legally watertight. We can also help you if you wish to dispute a will.

Our other services

As well as the services mentioned above, we provide legal representation and advice on a range of other issues, from property rights to adoption. For full details on how we can help you, simply contact our team and we’ll be happy to guide you through your options.

Why you should choose Slater and Gordon in Manchester

When you come to us for legal assistance, you can be sure you’re speaking to the most skilled and experienced family law solicitors Manchester has to offer. We’ll always put your needs and the needs of your family first. We tailor our services to suit the specific needs of each client, and through constructive negotiation and mediation, we help people to prevent potentially emotional situations from escalating. Our highly skilled professionals will draw on their experience to help you achieve a positive outcome.

If you would like further information about our services, don’t hesitate to get in touch. Whether you want to draw up a will, you need assistance with a divorce or you’ve any other issue relating to family law, you can rely on us. Call us on freephone 0808 175 8000 or contact us online.