Here at Neves, Harpenden we know that family life isn’t always plain sailing. Sadly, not all relationships can be successful, and often the unique dynamic that brings people together can be the catalyst that pulls them apart. Due to the emotion involved, family disputes can often be the most complicated to resolve. Without structured legal support from an early stage, it’s easy for family issues to transform into bitterly fought court battles, costing your family in stress as well as time and money.
At Neves Solicitors, we believe it doesn’t have to be this way. Since opening our doors, our family law solicitors have provided the local community in Harpenden with the advice and support they needed to get their lives back on track.
When things take a turn for the worst, having someone to rely on can make all the difference. That’s why at Neves, we strive each day to protect the interests of our clients when they need us the most. From the moment you instruct one of our family law solicitors, we will provide you with a clear, jargon-free understanding of your unique legal position and an estimate of the time and costs involved. That way, you’re in a better place to decide what’s right for you.
We recognise that each family is different and has its own special circumstances, which is why we will always take the time to listen to your situation in full. From here, we will be able to provide tailored advice on how best to protect your interests. Whatever the issue – adoption, cohabitation, securing contact with children or grandchildren or divorce. Recognised for our commitment to client care, we will always work proactively to move your case forward, bringing things to a satisfying conclusion in a timely manner.
Our aim is to enable you to move from a painful present to a stable future with minimal fuss, and if possible, we will attempt to achieve this through Alternative Dispute Resolution to save you the costs of court. We can negotiate a settlement for you, refer you to mediation or sit around the table with you, your partner and their lawyer in the Collaborative law process. In other cases, agreement at an early stage is not possible and a detailed knowledge of the law, legal procedure and local practice are essential, which is why our lawyers can help you and your family.
We can advise on all legal aspects of a family disagreement including but not limited to:
Senior Associate, Heidi Fleming, is a member of Resolution (an association of over 6,000 solicitors who are committed to promoting a non-confrontational atmosphere in family law) and also follow its Code of Practice. Heidi is also a member of the Law Society Children Panel and holds a Specialist Accreditation in Complex Financial Remedies and Children Law.
Solicitor, Iain Macaskill, specialises in family law and was previously a partner at another regional firm for over twenty years before joining Neves. He has significant experience in all areas of family law including but not limited to divorce, finances and child-related disputes.
If you are currently facing a family-related legal issue such as separation but are concerned about the costs involved, get in touch with one of our family solicitors today. We offer a highly competitive charging rate, allowing our clients to pursue a positive outcome without having to worry about finances. There won’t be any hidden costs when you receive your bill; we’ll be upfront from the start about how much it will cost and the kind of work that will be involved in your case. We will keep you regularly informed and if unexpectedly the work is likely to exceed these costs we will inform you straight away before we proceed.
We have put together some guidance to give you an idea about what to expect during the initial consultation appointment and the type of information we will ask for. It has been modelled on an appointment for a client who is considering or going through a divorce, but the general principles apply to all appointments. Click HERE to download.
For specialist advice through a range of family-related legal issues, get in touch with the friendly team of Family Law Solicitors at Neves Harpenden today.
Heidi Fleming took over my divorce file in October 2020 and provided an excellent level of service with prompt and well explained communications to the outstanding issues that were required for agreeing the financial arrangements to have the Consent Order agreed by both parties. Since this time, Heidi was effective in completing the settlement to the point of decree absolute. In addition to the financial matters, Heidi provided very sound advice on child matters. Working with Heidi definitely helped take some of the practical stresses out of a very challenging time personally, when dealing with separating from my ex-wife by being so efficient.