Divorce and Family Law
Our family lawyers are here to support you by taking a caring and pragmatic approach across a comprehensive range of family and child law matters.
Our family lawyers at Challenor Gardiner are members of Resolution, an organisation for family law professionals committed to working in a constructive way. Our family lawyers have many years of experience and are committed to resolving family disputes through negotiation and agreement.
We will only advise taking proceedings when necessary, for example, to protect from domestic abuse, to secure occupation of the family home, protect the home and family finances until there is a settlement or court order and to protect the welfare of any children of the family.
Divorce and Separation
Marriage and family breakdowns can be traumatic for all those concerned. We will help you gain a clear understanding of all the procedures involved for you to decide on the best course of action and way forward. Our legal team can help you with divorce and separation, financial claims arising from relationship breakdown, arrangements for children, pre-nuptial and separation agreements and representing you in the family court.
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We are here, and ready to listen, so, when you are ready, call us for an initial confidential conversation without cost or obligation.
You can be confident that Challenor Gardiner will help deal with every issue in a constructive and helpful way whilst offering you complete support during difficult times.
Our family lawyers priorities are both the immediate and long- term needs of your children. Their focus will be to minimise conflict and protect your parental rights. We can help with everything from parental responsibility agreements and other child care arrangements to child abduction cases and court representation.
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Property disputes between separating unmarried couples are far from uncommon. It is always best when deciding to co-habit to make sure you have agreed how you each hold an interest in your chosen home so if your relationship breaks down disputes over ownership are unlikely to happen. We can help you by setting up Co-habitation agreements before you commit yourself and Separation Agreements if it does not work out. Should things go wrong we can help with resolving property disputes and trust of land claims between the co-owners of the property.
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We will refer you to mediation to try and resolve any dispute or issues by agreement in appropriate cases. We believe that it is always best to try and reach an agreement, even if it is not a perfect solution, rather than have one imposed by the court, which no-one may be happy with and which can all too often lead to further problems. However, if the need is unavoidable, we can arrange for you to be represented in the Family Court and higher courts.
We understand how the costs of dealing with a relationship or family issue can be stressful and therefore we will be open about costs at all times. We have fixed fees for undefended divorce, consent orders and hearings and can agree bespoke fees to suit your budget so you will have peace of mind throughout the process. Our experienced legal team will always attempt to avoid long legal debate and focus on concluding your issue as quickly as possible.
Click here to view our fees. There are times in life when the backing of competent and efficient professionals will make an enormous difference. In my instance, a traumatic divorce and a move. The solicitors at Challenor Gardiner were there for me from the moment I went to see them. They were most helpful and supportive. They really worked hard, and they got the job done smoothly. I thoroughly recommend Challenor Gardiner. Mrs M
Thank you very, very much for your help with my case. Thanks to you I can start to re-build my life. I'm so very grateful. Mrs H Robertson Make a free enquiry All initial enquiries are without cost or obligation, so please call us now on or, email 01865 721451 or complete our Free Online Enquiry firstname.lastname@example.org . contact form
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