Whether your marriage lasted five years or fifty, the emotional impact of divorce is challenging enough without considering legal proceedings. However, when the time comes to decide how assets will be divided, what will happen to the property you own and most importantly, who will be primarily responsible for raising your children, it is easy for disputes to escalate. At Neves, our team of dedicated divorce solicitors work each day to help minimise the fallout of divorce, working with our clients to protect their interests no matter how complex the situation. With a proven track record for ensuring a smooth and stress-free separation, you can count on our solicitors to help you secure a settlement that reflects your requirements with minimal fuss involved.
Here at Neves, we understand that each family is unique. Your priorities, your family dynamics and the circumstances surrounding divorce will always differ. That’s why we believe that gaining an understanding of your individual situation is absolutely essential in determining the best approach to achieving resolution. We don’t deliver pre-packaged advice: instead, we listen and work together to find a solution that meets your family’s individual needs.
Our family law team comprises of relationship experts, some of who have been awarded membership to the Law Society’s Family Law accreditation as well as Resolution, an association of over 6,000 solicitors who are committed to promoting a non-confrontational atmosphere in family law. We understand that reaching an agreement on the outcome of your separation is one of the most difficult decisions you will make in life, and though we will always aim to help you resolve matters quickly, our priority is to protect your interests.
While our dedicated divorce solicitors have been selected for their specialist knowledge and technical expertise within family law, over the years we have established a reputation for our strong commitment to client care. We know that divorce is a difficult time, which is why we endeavour to be there for you when you need us the most, answering your questions and easing your concerns.
When it comes to divorce and separation, understanding your legal position at an early stage is beneficial in resolving matters as quickly as possible. It also allows you to protect your interests, ensuring that you know your rights and responsibilities as a parent or partner and will therefore not enter into an agreement that does not meet your needs. When you instruct one of our divorce solicitors, we will always explain your options with clarity, leaving the legal jargon behind to help you understand in plain English where you stand and which approach is right for you.
If possible, our divorce solicitors will attempt to settle matters through alternative dispute resolution, saving you the financial and emotional costs of court. Whether this takes the form of constructive mediation sessions, negotiation between solicitors or a collaborative process involving all parties, this approach can be particularly useful to those looking to salvage a working relationship and end things amicably. If this is not possible, you can count on our team to provide comprehensive legal support and representation through your hearing, ensuring the outcome is fair and meets your needs.
If it’s finances you’re concerned about, rest assured that our divorce solicitors will always ensure that the outcome of your settlement accurately reflects your day-to-day requirements as well as those of your children and secures the right level of child maintenance. We are well-versed in this area of divorce, having worked on high net worth cases to secure fair financial settlements as well as complex cases.
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.
If you wish to terminate the relationship but your partner does not agree, it’s likely that you will be unsure of how to proceed in your separation. Seeking legal advice as soon as possible will allow you to determine the best course of action to take. Our divorce solicitors at Neves will be here to help assess your situation to determine whether you have sufficient grounds upon which to petition. From here, our experienced team of divorce solicitors will attempt to resolve matters in a calm environment, encouraging your partner to accept the situation and move forward with the process. If court becomes inevitable, you can count on us to provide practical support and representation to secure a fair outcome.
We can advise on all legal aspects of a family disagreement including:
Beth Woodward is a member of the Law Society's Family Law. Membership shows a high level of commitment and skill in the areas of family and children law. Beth and Heidi Fleming are also members 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. Beth is a trained collaborative lawyer. Heidi is a member of the Law Society Children Panel and holds a Specialist Accreditation in Complex Financial Remedies and Children Law. Neves is a member of the Grandparents' Association which provides specialist advice to grandparents.
I would like to leave a testimonial/recommendation for Beth following my experience:
"When I first approached Beth for assistance I felt completely trapped in a very negative shared equity situation. This had followed a difficult separation and had been going on for almost 5 years.
Previous dealings with solicitors had left me feeling overwhelmed and unsure of my legal standing - prior advice had been open-ended and non-committal.
Beth very quickly helped me to turn this situation around as my rights were very clear to her. We took the matter straight to a court hearing where Beth was extremely adept at obtaining an order or sale. Within 6 months my house had been sold, and I was finally free to move on without the worry of facing financial ruin.
I would really like to thank Beth most sincerely for her professionalism and kind nature throughout. She has really provided so much more than I could have hoped for, and has helped to turn my life around."
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