When relationships break down or divorce seems the only option, it’s easy to see how disagreements arise: our Family Law solicitors in Leicester are here to help.
Our Family Law Team in Leicester has over 20 years experience of helping people by offering robust but empathetic advice on divorce proceedings and the financial aspects of marriage breakdown.
Regrettably, there is no Legal Aid for divorce cases but we do offer a range of fixed fees.
Our Family Team always aims to resolve matters as amicably and as quickly as possible with experience representing clients in court, especially at Financial Dispute Resolution appointments. They are an Accredited Specialised team in the areas of Finances on divorce and Children Act matters.
Conveniently based in Peacock Lane, the team are there to help you with all your Family Law needs in a friendly, compassionate way.
Ideally located opposite the cathedral and just down the road from the Richard III visitor centre, it couldn’t be easier for you to get the expert face-to-face advice you’re looking for.
When we meet, we’ll help you identify the way forward. You’ll be glad to know that all of our Family Law team are members of Resolution and are extremely experienced: each has different strengths and specialisms.
For a married couple (including same-sex couples) or those in a civil partnership, divorce or dissolution is the legal process of ending a marriage/civil partnership through a Court procedure and rarely involves the necessity to attend Court.
Divorce usually takes between four and six months if not defended and proceedings can be issued after 1 year of marriage/forming of a civil partnership.
During a divorce or relationship breakdown the family home is often central to the break-up given that it’s likely to be the single biggest asset. Whether married or not, our experts can help you reach the best possible settlement which could be a lump sum payment, transfer of the legal title or sale. If it comes to it, we can issue Court proceedings on your behalf for determination by the Court as to what your respective interests are and/or a sale of the property. This means that you can use the money to get on with your life. Also, when people separate there will be considerations about:
- how savings and other capital assets will be divided,
- who is to be responsible for any debts,
- what (if any) on-going maintenance is payable,
- issues such as pension sharing and,
- the division of business assets.
Even if you choose not to get divorced or obtain a dissolution, some couples decide not to issue proceedings immediately (following separation) but may still wish to formalise any agreement in relation to children and property. If an agreement can be reached, this can be incorporated into a Deed of Separation to give both parties certainty in separation until such time as divorce/dissolution proceedings follow at a later stage.
People often worry that using a solicitor means uncertainty about cost. Not with the Family Law team at Wilson Browne. We promise to inform you before we begin and to keep you informed throughout.
If you instruct a member of our Family Law team, you will always be kept informed of costs in a clear and easily understandable way: it is as simple and as important as that. You will:
- be given an estimate of fees in advance
- we will not begin any work until you are happy with our estimated costs
- we will be clear on our charges, including VAT
- we will be transparent on any fees that any third parties may need to charge you in relation to the matter.
- if you ask us to carry out additional work, we will tell you what this may cost.
When you contact our Family Law solicitors, you’ll be drawing on experience and expertise with the backing of one of the most established teams in the region.
There will be certainty and no hidden costs. And that’s a promise. Call 0800 088 6004 today for a free, friendly, initial chat.