Family Law Solicitors
A deteriorating relationship can cause anxiety and stress, especially when thinking about the effects it may have on children, or a person’s financial status.
Our dedicated solicitors specialise in family law and strive to assist clients regarding a range of family matters. Whether you need advice on disputes, divorce, children or international matters, our trusted solicitors are on hand every step of the way.
At Lovell Chohan we understand the difficulties of family-related issues and offer tailored advice whilst being sensitive and sympathetic at all times. We understand each family matter is different and use a personable approach to suit your needs.
We don’t just believe in helping you through a problem, we believe in solving the problem as well. Our family law team is able to draw on the expertise of our other legal departments within the firm, allowing us to offer practical advice on a wide range of topics, from company law to tax and trust matters.
Our team of family solicitors are able to adapt and advise on all aspects of family law. We deal with a range of problems from helping high net worth clients to smaller issues; this variation means we have decades of experience across all fields.
We have strong expertise in non-confrontational dispute resolution, including mediation and collaborative law, so can usually help you through even the most complex family disputes without the need for court proceedings.
However, where court action is required, we can offer the strong advocacy and sensitive personal support you need to achieve the best possible outcome.
For friendly, expert advice on any area of family law, please get in touch with our family lawyers in London now by contacting your local Lovell Chohan office in Hounslow, Slough, Twickenham, Mayfair or Chancery Lane.
Our family law expertise
Our family law solicitors can advise you on all aspects of divorce, including initiating and responding to divorce proceedings, making financial settlements and dealing with arrangements for children.
Our divorce law expertise includes:
- Divorce and money
- Foreign nationality and divorce
- Divorce in England
- Divorce in foreign nationalities
- Specialist Indian/Arabic/Pakistani divorces with dowry claims
- Business assets involved in divorces
- Inheritance involved in divorces
- Children residence/ custody/ shared residence
- Child maintenance
- Applications for a Financial Order
We can advise on every stage of civil partnership, including helping you to make a pre-registration agreement to protect your future financial security and dealing with civil partnership dissolution where your relationship has come to an end.
Our family lawyers are highly experienced in advising unmarried couples on a range of issues. We can help you create a cohabitation agreement to provide certainty over issues such as what would happen to your home and any children you have together if you later separate.
We can also guide you through separation for unmarried couples, helping you to make a clean break while ensuring your future needs are met.
We can advise you on creating a prenuptial agreement or review a prenuptial agreement you have been asked to sign by your partner. We can also assist you with creating a post-nuptial agreement if you are already married.
We regularly advise clients on all stages of the adoptions process, so if you are thinking of adopting we can give you all the support you need to increase your chances of a successful adoption.
Our family lawyers can provide immediate, empathetic support for victims of domestic violence. We can help you to take swift action to protect yourself and your loved ones, including having your abuser removed from your shared home and preventing them approaching or contacting you.
Our team offer specialist advice and support for families facing care proceedings, including dealing with emergency protection orders.
We have strong specialist expertise in dealing with instances of child abduction or where you fear your child may be at risk of abduction. Where appropriate, our family lawyers can help you apply for a prohibited steps order, preventing your child from being taken out of the country.
How we help you avoid unnecessary conflict in family disputes
Nobody wants to deal with conflict if they can avoid it while still getting the outcome they need. When it comes to family disputes, such as over your finances or children during divorce, our team will always prioritise finding a non-confrontational way forward wherever possible.
We tailor our approach to your circumstances and priorities and can offer several different strategies to help you achieve the right result for you and your loved ones while keeping conflict to a minimum.
Mediation is the most common option for resolving family disputes, especially those around divorce and separation. When getting divorced, you will need to show that you have at least considered mediation before being allowed to take your divorce through the courts.
The process takes place over a number of sessions where you and your ex-partner (or whoever else you are in a dispute with) will meet with a trained mediator to discuss the issues you disagree over and try to agree solutions.
This approach lets you keep control of the process, rather than putting it in the hands of a judge, and can allow you to achieve a solution much faster and at lower cost than is usually the case with court proceedings.
Find out more about our family mediation services.
Where there are more challenging issues to deal with, such as complex financial matters, collaborative law can be a more appropriate option than mediation. This process involves you, your ex-partner and your respective lawyers sitting down for a series of four-way ‘round the table’ meetings to discuss the issues you need to resolve.
Like mediation, this allows you to stay in control of how your dispute is resolved, but you have the advantage of your own specialist legal adviser on hand (who must be trained in collaborative law). You can also have other professional experts, such as accountants and financial advisers, attend, where their guidance would be helpful.
Family court proceedings
Where you cannot agree a solution voluntarily, we can initiate court proceedings where necessary. Our family lawyers are highly experienced with pursuing various types of legal matters through the courts, so can give you the best chance of a positive outcome while keeping the process as straightforward and stress-free as possible for you.
Our family law fees
Fixed fee family law services
We offer fixed fee deals for many of our family law services, where we agree the total cost of dealing with a specific matter at the outset. This gives you complete certainty over the costs involved.
Fixed fees can be agreed for a single part of the process, e.g. a fixed price for each session of mediation required, or for dealing with your whole case, depending on the circumstances.
Hourly rates for family law advice
We can also offer our services on the basis of a fixed hourly rate, meaning you pay for the exact amount of time we spend dealing with your legal matter.
This allows us to give you the exact amount of support you need, while all billable work will be agreed in advance, so you always stay in control of the overall cost.
Find out more about our legal fee options.
Why Lovell Chohan’s family lawyers are the best choice for you and your family
Our family lawyers have many years of experience, having earned a reputation for offering clear, practical legal advice delivered with sensitivity and compassion.
Our team speak a number of different languages, including English, French, Hindi, Mandarin, Punjabi, Swahili, Spanish, Urdu and Welsh. We are also able to arrange interpreters at short notice for any other languages and have an induction T-Loop system built into our offices for the hard of hearing.
We are accredited by the Law Society in the following key areas:
Family Law – For our expertise in all of the general issues connected with family law, including divorce and separation.
Family Law Advanced – For our skills in dealing with more challenging areas of family law, including complex financial settlements, cohabitation, domestic abuse and international family law.
Children Law – For our expertise in legal issues involving children and the representation of children.
We also have the support of a Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) accredited Residential Property team who can assist with issues such as buying or selling your family home and transfer of ownership, which are often relevant to family law, including during divorce and separation.
Get in touch with our family law solicitors in London
For many years Lovell Chohan Solicitors have served the London boroughs of Slough, Windsor, Eton, Hounslow, Mayfair, Twickenham, Richmond & Chiswick. Visit our family law solicitors at our offices in Hounslow, Slough, Twickenham, Mayfair and Chancery Lane.