Family & Matrimonial

There has been a huge growth in the number of family cases which now end up in court and family law can be very difficult to deal with for those who are directly involved. At Babingtons, we understand how challenging it can be to find yourself at the centre of a family break-up or dispute and that you need someone to help you navigate your way through the legal complexities involved.

We have built up years of expertise, so that we can offer advice and representation to help you deal with issues such as:

  • Separation,
  • Divorce and Ancillary Relief,
  • Domestic Disputes,
  • Contact and Residence Orders,
  • Children’s Rights,
  • Care Proceedings.

We also deal with a wider range of family law issues, to include:

  • Cohabitation,
  • Pre-Nuptial Agreements,
  • Civil Partnerships.

Children & The Law

The best interests of the child is of paramount importance in family law issues such as separation and divorce. The law recognises that the needs of the child should sometimes come before the wishes of the parent and we can help you use this principle to protect your children and their rights.

We provide advice on issues affecting children during a family break-up, such as:

  • With whom should the children live
  • When and how often the children should see the parent who no longer resides with them
  • Contact with other relatives such as Grandparents

Seperation & Divorce

Babingtons Solicitors have an experienced team of family lawyers who are dedicated to dealing with issues like separation and divorce, in a confidential and sympathetic manner, which meets the needs of you and your family and which offers you support at a difficult time.

We offer advice and representation on:

  • Separation and Divorce
  • Custody, residence and contact arrangements for children
  • The role and responsibilities of unmarried fathers
  • Child support and maintenance for spouses
  • Financial settlements, including pension sharing arrangements, division of matrimonial assets and property adjustment orders.
  • Non-Molestation and Occupation Orders.

We recognise that these are emotive and often complex issues for those involved. This is why we are committed to ensuring that our clients are guided and protected during what can often be a traumatic time.

Please note that Legal Aid is available in suitable cases.

Care Proceedings

Babingtons Solicitors have extensive experience acting on behalf of all parties concerned in relation to care proceedings brought by the local Health & Social Services Trusts. We advise parents and Guardians Ad Litem in respect of the many legal complexities that this area of work involves. Changes in Family Law in recent years, now recognise that the needs and voice of the child should be heard in all proceedings touching upon their welfare.