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Family Law Leicester

Family Solicitors in Leicester offering compassionate, cost-effective advice.

We’re here to help you with all your family law needs. The Wilson Browne team in Leicester offers compassionate, cost-effective, advice.

Regrettably, there is no Legal Aid for divorce cases but we do offer a range of fixed fees.

When you choose to talk to us about your relationship, (whether planning a new one or looking to divorce or separate ) you’ll find our Leicester Family Law team ready to listen and support you alongside the practical legal advice you’re seeking. Our Family law team is ideally located in Leicester City Centre, with friendly, welcoming offices.

Wilson Browne’s Family Law team in Leicester is one of the most established teams in the area. We are members of Resolution: family lawyers and other professionals committed to the constructive resolution of family disputes. Members follow a Code of Practice that promotes a non-confrontational approach to family problems and encourages solutions that consider the needs of the whole family – and in particular the best interests of children.


We cover the whole spectrum of Family Law including:

  • Divorce, giving you clear advice if your relationship breaks down.
  • Finances on separation – helping you ensure that your finances are protected as far as reasonably possible, including decisions regarding property and assets.
  • Disputes regarding the family home and assets
  • Prenuptial agreements (prenups) perhaps to help you plan to protect your assets at the start of a relationship
  • Post-nuptial agreements (postnups)
  • Matters arising from Children  (issues around residency/custody)
  • Mediation – the voluntary and confidential way to resolve family disputes.

Mediation is an ideal solution where there are disputes are concerning children, housing and/or finances and comes without the worry, expense and adversarial nature of litigation and Court appearances.

Leicester Family Law Services


Terminating a marriage or civil partnership can be tough. Our Divorce Solicitors in Leicester can talk you through the legal process and any steps needed to be taken in the unlikely circumstance that it leads to a court procedure. If undisputed divorce can typically take four to six months but can only formally be issued after one formal year of a marriage or civil partnership.

There are a number of things to consider when dealing with a divorce or separation including debt responsibility, division and distribution of assets or wealth, payments towards maintenance and issues related to pensions.

Divorce is often an expensive process. Our Family Law team based in Leicester can guide you through the whole process and aim to be as transparent as possible in terms of costs.

Domestic Violence

Domestic violence includes, but is not limited to, physical injury, verbal abuse, harassment, bullying or threats from someone close to you. At Wilson Browne, our domestic violence solicitors in Leicester can offer advice when dealing with Domestic Violence. This can include police involvement, application for an injunction order, defending an application or considering the use of undertakings.

Prenuptial & Postnuptial agreements

Prenuptial agreements made by a couple before marriage. These arrangements commonly deal with financial matters including property ownership and financial contributions. These arrangements provide a measure of certainty for both parties and a means of protecting assets. A postnuptial agreement is done after a couple’s marriage.

In the event that a couple’s relationship breaks down these agreements can be used in court as a basis for financial settlement if they are deemed fair. However, the arrangements aren’t necessarily legally binding.

Children & Residency Issues

Following any kind of relationship breakdown we all want what’s best for our children. Our Leicester based Family law team can offer their experience by giving advice on divorce proceedings where children are involved. We can advise on a full range of issues including help with any available finance and property assistance for both you and your children.

In the event that an agreement cannot be reached there are a number of court orders that can be used. Our team will be on hand to guide you every step of the way.

Cohabitation Agreements

The law treats those who are unmarried very differently to married couples. We can help to set our clear arrangements dealing with household contents, financial contributions and property ownership. Our expert team can help to outline and tailor your agreement to your personal circumstances and deal with any issues if the relationship breaks down.


Resolving disputes in a confidential and voluntary manner. Mediation is ideal when dealing with disputes involving children, finance or housing. The main objective is to find a resolution or settlement that all parties can agree to without the expense, stress and time needed for court appearances and litigation. This is achieved through an impartial mediator.

Mediation can be used before or during an ongoing dispute. A typical session can last over an hour and will be as flexible as possible to account for all parties involved. All attending members are permitted to seek their own legal advice at any time.

We know how important it is to make the right decisions about your future and we are here to help you from the start.

Needless to say, we can meet you at any of our offices where you’ll be drawing on the experience and expertise of one of the most established teams in the area:

We are delighted that our Family Law team has been recognised by the Legal 500 a Who’s Who of the legal profession.

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Wilson Browne Solicitors Leicester
6 Peacock Lane