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Divorce Solicitors and Family Law

The services of divorce Solicitors are essential when a couple separates during divorce or a civil partnership dissolution, but they are not just for the bad times; increasingly a family lawyer can be of assistance during happy events, such as when you are moving in with a partner or planning to get married or enter into a civil partnership including offering advice and services in pre-nuptial agreements.

Coles is delighted to offer the services of a team of family law and divorce Solicitors who have a wealth of experience to their names. They will be happy to give you advice on the full range of family law services including divorce, civil partnership dissolution and conflict resolution. Our team includes members of Resolution, an organisation made up of specialist family Solicitors committed to the constructive resolution of family disputes. All members of Resolution sign up to a Code of Practice that promotes a non-confrontational approach to family problems.

The family law team at Coles are Resolution members and would like to share with you this short film for separating parents, which provides top tips to help minimise the impact of conflict on children. Please click here.

Our divorce Solicitors and family lawyers offer a complimentary initial meeting to discuss your options. Late or early appointments are available by prior arrangement and we have a range of payment options to suit you.

Divorce (or civil partnerships dissolution)

A good divorce Solicitor will always talk to you about whether divorce is the right course of action for you. Is the timing right? Has the relationship irretrievably broken down, or are there other options you could explore? If you have exhausted all other avenues and want to end your marriage with divorce of a civil partnership dissolution, our family law Solicitors will discuss your options including your primary concerns; children, finances and costs.

Divorce Finances

Sorting out the finances after separation can be one of the greatest sources of concern. You may not have any idea what your entitlements are and how you can protect the assets you do have. There are many options which you may not have thought of as well and it is essential that you obtain advice as early as possible.

Pragmatic, sensible negotiations will lead to a swifter, simpler outcome when it comes to the division of assets and we have a range of options to suit you including Collaborative Family Law experts.

Pre-nuptial Agreements

A pre-nuptial agreement is a contract entered into before marriage outlining how a couple may wish to split their assets, including money and property. With divorce being commonplace in today’s society a pre-nuptial agreement can be a sensible option for couples to help avoid costly, lengthy or hostile battles in court should the marriage come to an end. Our dedicated family law experts can advise you on whether a pre-nuptial agreement is right for you, leaving you to concentrate on being in love and getting married.

Case Study

Jenny was married to Martin for 28 years. Her role was homemaker and her home and children were her life. Her husband worked his way through the Bank and became a Senior Manager. 

When the children left home the cracks in the marriage appeared and Martin met someone else. The house was in Martin’s name and he was in charge of the finances.

Jenny thought on divorce she would receive nothing. She contacted Coles Solicitors and we managed her case. She ended up with a comfortable home, a car, some savings, approximately half of Martin’s Pension and maintenance until Martin’s retirement.