Issues within the family and or relationship breakdown is for the majority a challenging time particularly for children. Our aim is to provide clear and sympathetic advice taking note of your specific concerns to achieve a just and fair resolution. A first priority is to bring about a solution speedily and when possible settle matters by consent through negotiation adopting mediation and or a collaborative legal process when appropriate.
How can we help?
We provide confidential, specialist advice about:
- Children – arrangements for residence, contact and financial support
- Divorce and Separation
- Family assets and finances – the family home and assets, child support and maintenance, dealing with the Child Support Agency
- Pensions and business assets
- Issues affecting unmarried couples and Cohabitation Agreements
- Injunctions – sorting things out where there has been molestation or violence
- Financial maintenance for a dependant when someone dies
- Pre nuptial and post nuptial agreements
- Civil Partnerships
Austins are members of Resolution; a national organisation of family lawyers committed to the constructive settlement of family disputes. Members adopt a conciliatory approach and regard Court proceedings as an option of last resort. At Austins we are committed to not only finding solutions, but also to pre-empting future difficulties to provide quick outcomes cost effectively.
Receiving prompt advice will clarify relevant concerns and identify the support needed to take significant decisions to plan forward for the future. Embarking on a new relationship, marriage or living together may require a review of arrangements to ensure existing assets and or the interests and welfare of loved ones are safeguarded. We can discuss whether you need to consider pre/post nuptial, cohabitation agreements, trusts and wills .
Both our Luton and Berkhamsted offices offer an initial no obligation fixed fee consultation service providing face to face advice to consider your position and needs and outline options and costs. Meetings with our family law solicitor Rachel Roberts are usually between 45 minutes to 1 hour.
Rachel is a trained family mediator and insight into this process is often a crucial factor settling matters by agreement. With a decade of experience practising family law over a broad range of issues, Rachel is also a collaborative lawyer.
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