Chiltern Family Law Solicitors
Splitting up is never easy. You have to come to terms with the breakdown of your relationship, your home and (often) your family. A person's reaction to this is not a predictable process. It can include shock and denial, disappointment, anger, depression, hurt, sadness, self-doubt, guilt and feelings of loss. You may also need to come to terms with the unpalatable consequences of your relationship breakdown and consider compromises you would have preferred not to make.
We pride ourselves in providing prompt, discreet, understanding and sympathetic family law advice to achieve the best possible outcomes. That means the whole outcome including child support, financial matters, fair legal costs, family mediation, workable contact and, where there are children, the ability to continue functioning as joint parents.
Nobody wins in the breakdown of a relationship. Fair solutions are rarely achieved without compromise by both parties. The people most likely to come through the breakdown of a relationship successfully are those who have been involved in reaching agreement together on the important issues. These agreements are also more likely to be adhered to than any Court Order. However, where compromise is not possible, solutions need to be found. Where Orders are not being followed, appropriate steps need to be taken to enforce them.
A large proportion of family cases resolve without Court proceedings. However, every year around 500,000 vulnerable children and adults need to use the family justice system following family breakdown.
Within family disputes it is important for financial issues and children issues to be kept separate. Children are not tools to be bargained with and anyone attempting to use them this way is likely to receive short shrift from the Courts. It is often the case that the interests of the children may blur with those of their parents.
Correspondence should be designed to identify and resolve issues between the parties. Despite this parties can find it difficulty to be critical of each other in their letters. They rarely remember that these are likely to be produced to the Court.
We are committed to developing and promoting best standards in the field of family law, as part of membership of Resolution. All Resolution members abide by a Code of Practice, which emphasises a constructive attitude to family problems and encourages constructive and cost-effective solutions that take into account the needs of the whole family and the best interests of any children. We are unable, however, to deal with cases requiring legal aid.
Whether you have a domestic violence issue, are looking to resolve the issues arising from the breakdown of a relationship or seeking to address issues with regard to children, we can help. We are a firm of solicitors dealing with family matters in Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Dorset, Devon, Somerset and Wiltshire. Chiltern Family Law is a trading style of Routh Clarke Solicitors.
We are a law firm with unusually strong experience in high value and complicated Court cases and negotiate with a tough but fair style. We also have a considerable breadth of experience in other areas of law, which means that we can bring a lot more knowledge to any case and makes us more effective as a result.
Our domestic violence injunction service is fast and effective. We aim to get every injunction case before a Judge on the same day where possible.
We offer a fixed-fee divorce service and are able to assist with resolving financial disputes or preparing pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements.
We are experienced at resolving property disputes for co-habitees when their relationship breaks down, to try and preserve as much as possible for you and have as little as possible paid to lawyers.
Our children, contact and residence service seeks to assist the parties to resolve the issues between them in an amicable way, in the interests of the children, but provides strong court representation in circumstances where this is not possible.
If you would like to talk to someone who understands what you're going through and can provide advice on where you go from here, then please call us on 01404 861868 or e-mail us.
If you need our help, either e-mail us anytime, or call 01404 861868.