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Family Law

Our people have the skills and sensitivity to navigate you through the tough times of family breakdown. All of our family lawyers are members of Resolution We will encourage mediation and promote a negotiated settlement, where possible. With our advice, you can be confident of making the right decisions for your future, avoiding lengthy conflict and swiftly resolving disputes. We can also help when your relationship is just starting out.

Jackamans’ experts will give you a strong voice in negotiations and in Court, ensuring you remain in control. Together we will achieve the best possible outcome for you and your family.

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Our lawyers take a constructive, non-confrontational approach to family law, seeking the best possible outcomes for our clients as efficiently as possible. Whilst appreciating that each case is different; we have the knowledge, experience and understanding to assist you.



  • Agreements
  • Change of name deeds
  • Co-habitation advice and disputes
  • Court applications
  • Deeds of Separation
  • Divorce and separation 
  • Divorce settlements
  • Domestic violence
  • Enforcement of Court Orders
  • Financial applications to the court
  • Financial provision
  • Legal Aid (Public Funding for Court Proceedings)
  • Negotiations for a financial settlement
  • Petitioning or responding to divorce proceedings
  • Post-nuptial agreements
  • Pre-nuptial agreements
  • Residence and contact
  • Separation agreements



What is Family law?

Family law covers a wide range of legal issues that arise in all sorts of circumstances involving different family members such as husbands and wives, cohabitees and parents and children.  Many matters can be resolved by agreement but when this is not possible applications may be made to the Family Court for a Judge or magistrates to decide the best outcome. Examples include:- divorce, applications to resolve financial issues and proceedings to decide the best arrangements for children.  Children cases include both private proceedings between parents and public proceedings when it is necessary for a Local Authority to go to court for care and supervision orders to protect children from risk of harm.

Can I get legal aid for Family law in the UK?

Where eligible, according to certain rules, Legal Aid is available for financial claims, care proceedings and other private children cases; and also for domestic abuse cases.  Contact us and we will explain the rules.  If we see that you are eligible, we can guide you quickly through the application process.

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