Family: Divorce and Childcare


With long experience in providing legal advice and assistance covering all aspects of relationship breakdown and marriage breakdown.

We advise and can represent spouses who separate or want to divorce and also co-habitees or civil partners whose relationship has broken down completely. Our work covers dissolution of marriages and civil partnerships and also financial settlements within the context of a divorce or dissolution of a civil partnership. A financial settlement covers possible claims on income and on other money and in relation to property and other assets including accrued pension benefits.  We advise and also represent clients on inheritance claims by former spouses or partners or by children.

See Our Guide to Divorce & Separation.

We advise and represent parents (and others such as grandparents) in relation to disputes over the day to day care and parenting generally of dependent children. Under English Law a number of orders relating to children are possible.

We also advise on pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements.

Our fees are very competitive and it may be possible to pay by installments.

We fully appreciate the distress and worry that can arise in Family Law matters. We aim to provide a most sympathetic and personal service coupled of course with the determination to seek fair and proper settlements and outcomes for our clients.

Please note that our services and advice are limited to the laws and courts in England and Wales.

Phone and ask for Lisa Ellis or her secretary, Sue Bates, to make an appointment or request a call back.

Read Lisa’s latest article Relationship broken down? A guide for unmarried couples


Our Family Law Team

Lisa Ellis

Head of Family Department/Solicitor

Family Law, Child Contact

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