Matrimonial & Family services at
Cooper sons Hartley & Williams Solicitors
The breakdown of any family relationship causes problems for all involved, the parties and particularly for children if there are any.
Whether or not married, there are frequently difficulties which arise relating to who has the children (Residence) and how the other parent gets to see them (Contact) with children, maintenance and the family home.
To guide you through these problems and to achieve a fair and reasonable settlement our experienced team of family lawyers is committed to providing a sympathetic and personal service.
Our family team bases their approach to family problems on the assumption that it is in the interests of all involved to try to achieve a settlement by negotiation. This is, of course, not always possible but experience suggests that in the long run Court proceedings and a "fight" over the children or money leads to greater problems, not to mention greater costs!
If everyone is arguing about the money and children then it makes any long term possibility of achieving a working relationship more difficult.
This can of course cause problems between the parties particularly where there is going to be future contact, because of the involvement with children.
Then there is the question of cost, the longer the case, the more the costs and therefore the less there is available at the end of the day to you.
For all clients the same financial consequences follow if the proceedings before the Courts are lengthy and protracted.
The Family Team do recognise, that in some circumstances a settlement may not be achieved by negotiation. As soon as this is apparent they will advise on all the avenues available through mediation and the Courts. They will then advise on how the case can be handled as quickly and effectively as possible.
For further information contact Family Law specialists, Stephen Shuff, Stephen Shuff, Andrea Woodhead or Debbie Hall on email@example.com