Family and Divorce
The breakdown of a relationship raises complicated emotional, financial and practical issues. Early guidance is essential. Hine’s sensitive and highly experienced Family team offers you straightforward, clear, common sense advice. All of the Family team are members of Resolution (a national organisation of family lawyers committed to non-confrontational resolution of problems raised by family breakdown). Our senior Family Law solicitors have earned special recognition for their expertise in this area of law; Emma Crabbe is accredited by Resolution, Emma Roberts and Ian Davies are accredited by the Law Society.
We deal with:
- Divorce & Finances Read More
Financial settlement on divorce is often complex, particularly for individuals with significant assets, property, pensions and investments. The court looks at a number of discretionary factors when considering the division of the matrimonial assets and each case is decided on its own facts. Our Family team’s wealth of knowledge and experience and our meticulous approach will give you the best opportunity to achieve the right financial settlement. Whenever possible, Hine’s Family team seek to resolve matters by agreement and skilful negotiation. Where court proceedings are necessary, we provide a comprehensive service from First Appointment to Final Hearing.
- Children Read More
On family breakdown, if you have children, their future happiness and security will be your first concern. Our Family team’s expertise includes advising on contact and residence disputes and all related matters.
- Co-habitation Read More
It is estimated that one in six couples in the UK choose to co-habit rather than marry. Yet few co-habiting couples realise that the law does not currently afford them the same rights as married couples We regularly help co-habitees about to embark on a relationship in the preparation of co-habitation agreements which can avoid later disputes. Where there has been a breakdown of the relationship we can assist you in trying to resolve matters by agreement and where this is not possible, guide you through the various legal avenues available to former co-habitees.
- Pre-nuptial Agreements Read More
With many people choosing to marry or remarry later in life they often wish to protect the assets they have already acquired. As pre-nuptial agreements gain credibility we offer informed guidance on this developing area of law.
Collaborative Family Law
Collaborative Family Law is a new approach setup by family lawyers to manage the divorce process in a dignified manner for all concerned. In the collaborative process, there must be a commitment to avoid traditional court proceedings and instead seek an agreement through a series of face to face meetings between the parties and their lawyers.
If you would like to discuss whether Collaborative Family Law may be an option for you, please contact Emma Roberts at our Gerrards Cross office or please complete the form below.
We appreciate that legal costs are a concern for our clients. The Family team offer all new clients a fixed fee initial meeting of up to 1 hour for £100 plus VAT. At that meeting we will take your full instructions and discuss the options available to you. A letter confirming our advice will be provided at no additional charge.
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