Family, Matrimonial & Relationship
The breakdown of family relationships often causes a great deal of stress for all involved. This could be reduced by legal advisers who take a sympathetic and practical approach to the situation. Steed & Steed LLP can provide the right kind of support and experience in all areas of family law. We can assist you on a private basis or through Public Funding (formerly called Legal Aid) subject to your financial means.
We offer an initial 30 minute interview free of charge.
We have members of Resolution (formerly the Solicitors Family Law Association) and members of The Law Society’s Advanced Family Law Panel on our matrimonial team who are available to give experienced sympathetic and professional advice on the following:
Divorce and Separation We can advise you on the implications of dealing with matters by way of divorce or deed of separation. We will discuss the options with you in order to conclude matters as quickly and as amicably as possible.
Financial Settlements We will attempt to resolve financial disputes amicably. However, if you feel that court proceedings will be necessary in order to achieve the best outcome for you, we will discuss the options with you. Sometimes it is necessary to use the Court’s procedure if the other party is not co-operating or it is not possible to reach an amicable agreement.
Children Matters We always encourage parents to reach an agreement as to the arrangement for their children themselves. However, where this is not possible we can advise on the best options available to you. Sometimes it is necessary to apply for a Residence Order (formerly called custody) to confirm where a child will live. Sometimes it is necessary to apply for a Contact Order (formerly called access) to determine how much contact the child has with the other parent.
Domestic Violence Where you are having difficulties with a violent or abusive partner or you are being harassed by them, we are available to make emergency applications to the Court on order to protect you from further incidents of violence or harassment.
Contact one of our Matrimonial team to make an appointment to discuss your situation.