Family Law Solicitors

Family dynamics are richly diverse, but complex too
Our team of family solicitors is carefully structured to ensure that you get the right level of legal and specialist support for the wide variety of legal issues that face modern families.

With our adaptable and creative approach, we ensure your family’s interests are always protected in troubled times. We know that no two families are the same and we take the time to understand the intricacies and sensitivities of the situations that you face. We tactfully attune our legal advice to your family’s needs, delivering proactive solutions that are personal, yet commercial. Our family law specialists pride themselves on approaching each case with empathy, understanding, and minimal stress to you throughout the process.

We know that family law issues are often intertwined with other business and financial concerns. By looking beyond the immediate, we ensure that your personal and professional interests are protected both now, and long into the future.

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Our Autmn Edition of Life Times is Out Now

We bring you the autumn edition of Life Times magazine - a round-up of insightful and informative content.

From looking at how to access the First Homes scheme, to resolving relationship disputes out of court, and Inheritance – A gift or a curse? The autmn issue is packed full of useful tips and information.

Why choose Shakespeare Martineau?

There are plenty of reasons to choose Shakespeare Martineau as your family solicitors:

We have been recognised as the Family Law Firm of the Year – Midlands & Wales in the LexisNexis Family Law Awards 2020, recognising our excellent client services and the results we have achieved on complex national and international family cases.

With expertise in all aspects of family law as well as related business and financial concerns, we can assemble a bespoke team that’s perfectly positioned to support your family with its unique requirements.

Our family law experts offer a personal service, taking the time to get to know you and understand all of the issues that your family faces.

How the family law legal process works

Not everyone is aware of how the process of engaging family law solicitors works, so we’ve provided an overview below to give you some peace of mind:

To request a free no-obligation consultation fill out our contact us form by using the 'Get Started' button below or alternatively you can call us on 0330 024 0333. Once you’ve submitted the contact form, a member of our family law team will call you back to discuss your enquiry.

You’ll then receive a free 15-minute no-obligation consultation within 24 hours via Zoom or telephone to discuss your family matter and find out more about how we can help you and your family.

Should you then decide that you wish to use our services, you’ll receive a breakdown of all our costs and a pack of on-boarding documents. We will work closely alongside you and ensure that we are here to support you, whichever family law service you need.

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How to get a divorce | a step by step guide

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How to get a divorce | a step by step guide

In this guide, we break down the process of getting a divorce into seven easy steps and how we can help.

Making child arrangements during a divorce or separation

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Making child arrangements during a divorce or separation

In this guide we explain the process and the approaches available when making child arrangements if you're going through a divorce or separation.

What rights do grandparents have?

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What rights do grandparents have?

In this guide, we explore what your options are and how you can maintain access and keep the relationship with your grandchildren going.

Arbitration | Resolving relationship disputes out of court

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Arbitration | Resolving relationship disputes out of court

Our guide tells you everything you need to know on Arbitration from costs to advantages to the process of when and how

How can we help?

Our expert family lawyers are ready to help you and your family, contact us online below or speak to someone by calling us.

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When two families become one – practical guidance on estate protection, wills and guardianship appointments

11 Oct

Katherine Marshall, Partner | Matt Parr, Legal Director | Debra Burton, Partner
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Exploring Surrogacy – the essential legal advice you need when having a child using a surrogate

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Wills, protecting your wealth and family matters

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Our family team can help you with a variety of services

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Children - Parenting through a separation is never easy. Our team of experts are on hand to guide you through the process of making child arrangement orders, always ensuring the long-term interests of your children remain at the heart of every child custody decision.

Fertility & Surrogacy - We are one of only a handful of law firms with specialist skills and experience to support you in growing your family. From the legal advice when using a surrogate to obtaining a parental order, we’re on hand to support at every stage of your journey.

Wills & Succession - It can be difficult to envisage a time when you’re not there to provide for your family. However, we are here to guide and support you with preparing a will so your wealth is protected for your loved ones into the future.

Mediation, Arbitration & Collaborative Law - When a relationship ends, it doesn’t mean financial issues or child arrangements have to be settled in court. Our mediation lawyers can help you reach a solution that works for you and your ex-partner, offering you more control and flexibility over the decisions being made

Pre & Post Nuptial Agreements - When you’re about to tie the knot, or happily living with your spouse, it’s difficult to imagine what would happen if you separate. We can give you piece of mind by preparing a robust pre/post nuptial agreement to protect your assets.

Residential Conveyancing - Buying a house and moving home can be a stressful process. Our specialist team will make your journey as straightforward as possible and guide you through one of the most important moments in your life.

International Families - Our international family law solicitors are experienced in dealing with cross-border relationships. We will work alongside lawyers in other countries to secure the best outcome for you and your family if a relationship breaks down.

LGBTQ+ Solicitors - As part of our ongoing commitment to increasing access to legal services for all, we have developed a focus in answer to requests from the LGBT community for advice to be provided in an approachable, empathetic and non-judgemental way by lawyers that truly understand the issues they may face particularly concerning their personal matters.

How can we help?

Our expert lawyers are ready to help you with a wide range of legal services, use the search below or call us on: 0330 024 0333