Family Services

Unfortunately, there are times when certain aspects of family life may require legal advice or even the intervention of the courts. Being involved in any form of family breakdown can be complicated and indeed emotionally demanding. 

Deo Volente Solicitors have a fully trained team of multilingual staff who can cater for all of your Family Law needs. We encourage our staff to become members of Resolution and are committed following the Code of Practice that promotes a non-confrontational approach. We have many years of experience in dealing with family disputes professionally, competently and cost effectively by offering fixed fees wherever possible and cost estimates at the outset to make sure that you are fully informed of the likely costs involved.


We are committed to providing an outstanding service in all of the following areas:

  • Children Matters

  • Injunctions

  • Forced Marriage Protection Matters

  • Cohabitation and Pre and Post-nuptial Agreements

  • Divorce and Separation

  • Financial Matters
     

Whatever your query, we will guide and support you through the legal processes involved, so contact us and book a free face to face consultation today.

Deo Volente Solicitors has an experienced team available to assist in relation to child law issues. When a marriage or relationship breaks down, it is always important to consider the arrangements for the children.

We only suggest that court proceedings are necessary in emergencies or once other avenues have been explored such as mediation or negotiation. If court action is required, we will be able to represent you throughout your matter at court and will provide fixed fees for court hearings, dependent on the type of case and complexity.

contact us now for advice on the next steps.

Children Matters

Divorce and Separation

If you believe it is now time to formalise your separation, contact us for advice surrounding our Fixed Fee Divorces. We can offer you a package to include legal fees and disbursements as well as a sensible payment plan to ensure that you are able to afford the rising cost of a divorce. We can take the stress away from you by preparing all of the necessary paperwork and guiding you through to a swift conclusion.
 

We also provide advice and assistance in relation to Judicial Separation, Annulment and breakdown of Civil Partnerships.

Injunctions 

If you are suffering from abuse from an associated person, we may be able to assist you with an order to protect you. We at Deo Volente will always consider your safety as our priority and understand that more often than not, these types of applications may be urgent. If this is the case we can often meet with you on the same day and issue an application without delay. We can assist with injunctions known as Non-Molestation Orders or Occupation Orders which prohibit the other party from assaulting, threatening, harassing or intimidating and/or prohibiting the other party from approaching or entering the home which you live in.

Forced Marriage Protection Orders

Not to be confused with an arranged marriage, a forced marriage arises where at least one party to a marriage does not consent and as a result a level of emotional and/or physical duress is involved.
 

If there is evidence of a forced marriage, the Court has a range of powers including numerous prohibitions, restrictions and requirements to ensure adequate protection. Since June 2014, forcing someone to marry against their will is a Criminal Offence.

We can represent clients who have orders against them. If you have been served with a Forced Marriage Protection Order, you should seek legal advice immediately by contacting us.

Cohabitation Agreements

Whilst many people believe that there is such thing as a “common law husband and wife”, this is a total myth. A cohabitation agreement can formalise the arrangements between partners, giving them security in the event that the relationship breaks down.

With cohabiting couples on the rise, this document can provide you both with peace of mind and clarity. The agreement can deal with numerous arrangements from the family home to joint bank accounts and certain possessions and/or valuables purchased during the relationship. contact us today for advice.

Pre and Post-Nuptial Agreements

A pre-nuptial agreement is a contract entered into before a marriage and a post-nuptial agreement is the same during a marriage.

If entered into correctly, these types of agreements can potentially save a very costly battle at the end of a relationship. Our specialist family solicitors at Deo Volente Solicitors are up to date with case law and are aware of the procedural requirements that the courts will look for when analysing these types of agreements. It is always advisable to have a family law solicitor at hand throughout the process. contact us today for more assistance.

Financial Matters

During separation, it is always advisable to consider your financial matters. It is sometimes possible to negotiate and mediate towards an amicable financial settlement. If a settlement can be reached between parties, we can assist by recording this into a Consent Order. If parties do not formally divorce however still wish to separate and deal with their financial position, matters can be recorded into a Deed of Separation.

If this is not possible and if court proceedings are likely, we are able to guide you through the court process and assist in every step of the way. contact us today to discuss your options.

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