Family Law Solicitors in Eastbourne

Whether you’re breaking up with your partner, you need some advice about protecting your assets before you get married or any other family-related issue, our Eastbourne-based family law solicitors can help.

A problem at home can make life very stressful and uncertain. While involving lawyers may feel like a big step, having the support of a legal professional who specialises in family law can actually make the process much easier to deal with.

Our Family Law team are here to support people in Eastbourne during difficult times. We offer services to help you sort out a wide range of family problems, including:

  • Divorce, civil partnership dissolution and relationship breakdown advice
  • Children law advice
  • Prenuptial agreements and postnuptial agreements
  • Cohabitation agreements
  • Domestic abuse advice

We take a constructive approach with the goal of helping you reach a resolution as painlessly and cost-effectively as possible.

In most cases, our clients don’t need to go anywhere near a courtroom – we are able to sort things out using methods of alternative dispute resolution such as mediation wherever appropriate.

When you instruct our family lawyers, you can trust us to:

  • Explain all your options in plain, easy-to-understand English – so you can make the best decisions for you
  • Always be there for you when you need support – all you need to do is pick up the phone or drop a direct email to your personal family lawyer
  • Be upfront and honest about our costs – a detailed quote and certainty about our fees from start to finish. Contact us for advice about our family law fees

Get in touch with our friendly, experienced family law solicitors in Eastbourne

For advice about resolving your family law issues, contact our solicitors in Eastbourne.

Or fill in our online enquiry form, and we will be in touch shortly.

Our family law services in Eastbourne

Divorce, civil partnership dissolution and separation

Our Eastbourne solicitors can help you through divorce, civil partnership dissolution and relationship breakdown. We understand just how stressful this time can be, and there’s so much to sort out, from co-parenting arrangements to decisions about finances and property.

We’re here for you from start-to-finish. We can help you negotiate fair settlements with your ex-partner and make sure you can move on with your life feeling independent and financially secure.

Our service includes:

  • Advice about the legal processes of divorce, civil partnership dissolution, and judicial separation
  • Drafting and filing the divorce petition, dissolution application or responding to a petition/application filed by your ex-partner
  • Negotiating a separation agreement or drafting and filing a judicial separation petition
  • Negotiating financial matters, such as the division of money and property and sorting out spousal maintenance
  • Advice about children and co-parenting, including agreeing on residence and contact
  • Helping you, wherever appropriate, to access mediation

Find out more about our divorce, dissolution and separation services.

Children law

Supporting children through times of uncertainty is often the hardest part of relationship breakdown. Our children law solicitors are here to advise and guide parents in Eastbourne and the surrounding areas in all types of legal matters relating to children, including:

  • Negotiating and agreeing on arrangements for children after a relationship breakdown, such as:
    • Deciding who a child should live with most of the time (this used to be called custody, then residence)
    • Deciding how much time a child will spend with each parent (this used to be called access, then contact)
    • Making decisions about a child’s upbringing, such as what medical treatment they can receive and where they should go to school
  • Resolving parental responsibility disputes
  • Negotiating and agreeing on voluntary child maintenance agreements
  • Advising you on taking a child out of the country
  • Taking action to prevent someone else from taking a child out of the country
  • Advising on change of name
  • Advising grandparents on their rights to see their grandchildren

Find out more about our children law services.

Pre-nuptial agreements and post-nuptial agreements

A pre-nuptial agreement (also known as a pre-marital agreement) or post-nuptial agreement allows you to protect your financial interests when entering into a marriage or civil partnership.

Pre-nups and post-nups can carry significant weight in divorce and dissolution proceedings, so it is worth considering, even though it’s not the most romantic way to embark on your life together.

Our family law solicitors can provide advice about entering into a pre-nuptial agreement or post-nuptial agreement. We will make sure your agreement is fair and protects your interests fully. We’ll help you negotiate with your partner in a constructive way, so you don’t have to worry about the process causing your relationship any unnecessary stress.

Find out more about our pre-nup and post-nup services.

Cohabitation agreements and advice about living together

Most people move in together before they get married or enter into a civil partnership nowadays (or even instead of). But unmarried couples and cohabitees do not have as much legal protection as spouses and civil partners.

Our family lawyers provide advice to people in Eastbourne who are planning to move in together or who already live together about protecting their interests. Our service includes helping you negotiate and make a cohabitation agreement (or living together agreement) to set out how you want to sort out financial matters and arrangements for your children if you break up.

We can also help people resolve cohabitation disputes.

Find out more about our cohabitation services.

Domestic abuse advice

We can help you if you are experiencing or have experienced domestic abuse. Our Family Law team are all ambassadors for the Women’s Aid ‘Ask Me’ movement. We’re here to listen to you, make sure you are able to access the support you need, and provide a warm, welcoming and safe environment.

Our services include providing advice about seeking protective court orders. We can also help you with all other family law matters involving domestic abuse, including:

  • Divorce, civil partnership dissolution and separation
  • Protecting children and parental responsibility disputes
  • Cohabitation disputes, such as disputes over property

We often work closely with other teams, such as our Conveyancing team, who can help you buy or sell your home.

Please note, we cannot accept legal aid for providing our advice and support.

Find out more about our domestic abuse services.

Get in touch with our friendly, experienced family law solicitors in Eastbourne

For advice about resolving your family law issues, contact our solicitors in Eastbourne.

Or fill in our online enquiry form, and we will be in touch shortly.


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