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Family & Matrimonial

We understand that family matters require more than just negotiating skills and technical excellence. We never lose sight of the real issues that are important to you, and work closely with you to achieve swift, practical and, wherever possible, amicable solutions.

 
  • very open in terms of communications"
    — Chambers & Partners, 2017
  • Laytons advises on all areas of family law including divorce, children issues and pre-marital agreements. Head of department Christine Barker is ‘highly experienced, well prepared and adopts a no-nonsense approach to provide sensible solutions'."
    — Legal 500, 2016

Our aim is to resolve your dispute with minimal disruption and upset to those involved. We appreciate that it is an extremely difficult time if you are experiencing family problems. We always seek to avoid long-drawn-out disputes – our philosophy is to find a way of protecting your best interests, obtaining all you are entitled to, and keeping your costs to a minimum. Our motto is to do it once and do it right.

 

We have specialist knowledge of business, trust and pension issues related to division of assets following divorce or dissolution of civil partnerships or the separation of cohabiting couples.
 

Areas of Expertise

Types of work we typically conduct for clients include:

  • divorce and dissolution of civil partnerships
  • financial proceedings relating to divorce and dissolution of civil partnerships
  • all private children issues, including financial applications (Schedule 1)
  • prenuptial agreements and pre-civil-partner agreements
  • advice for unmarried families
  • international aspects of separation and divorce
  • domestic violence and protection from abuse
  • injunctions

 

 

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