Harding Mitchell Solicitors is one of the leading Family Law firms in London. Our team of Family Law Solicitors have considerable experience advising on various issues arising from family disputes. Legal issues may arise when circumstances in your relationship or family life change. We take a different and sensible approach when it comes to family disputes; we aim to avoid long and protracted disputes, but will start proceedings when necessary. Our pro-active team of Family Law Solicitors will always assess your problems in a sensitive manner and adopt the best approach which suits the family, in particular children.
Our team of experts family Law Solicitors provides professional advice and conduct cases with an outstanding level of efficiency.
We pride ourselves on our high level of client care and communication. We keep you updated at every key stage of your case and are always available to answer your questions. We will also ensure that you are kept advised throughout on the costs implications in your matter to keep the costs under control.
Our Family department
The Family Department comprises a professional, efficient team with vast experience in dealing with all aspects of Family Law. Our overriding priority is to listen to all of the circumstances of your case and explore the best options to resolve your problems. This could be through negotiation or by way of an application to the court. Our understanding of the sensitive nature of Family proceedings, in particular when children are involved, will enable us to give you the best advice and choose a practical solution to reduce the strain on you and all those involved.
Whether it is divorce, dissolution of civil partnership, financial provision, matters concerning children, injunctions, or any other Family Law related matter; we offer detailed, considerate and effective advice. We are expert family lawyers and, wherever possible, encourage out of court resolutions rather than litigation. This is to avoid lengthy, costly and often acrimonious proceedings. However, we are a proactive and dynamic team ready to advise on bringing court proceedings if these are the most sensible method of achieving the desired outcome of your case. We will always act for your best interest.
At Harding Mitchell, our Family Department offers a sympathetic and confidential service in relation to all of your family-related legal problems. Our friendly, professional and experienced lawyers will endeavour to help you through what can be a difficult and stressful time in your life.
When a relationship breaks down, you may face difficulties dealing with all the practical issues that may arise. At Harding Mitchell, we understand these difficulties and the emotional upheaval you may face. We provide sensitive but realistic advice. Our resourceful family Solicitors will work effortlessly to find tailored solution based on your circumstances and your needs. We offer detailed and considerate advice in the following areas of law.
Uncontested divorce proceedings, where both parties agree that they should be divorced.
Contested divorce proceedings, where the reasons for divorce are not agreed.
Nullity and Judicial Separation
This is a complex area in which we can help. We do not believe in a one size fits all approach and aim to achieve a great outcome for you in accordance with your needs.
Financial arrangements following a divorce, agreed or not agreed.
Financial arrangements for cohabitees.
We always encourage the parents to reach an agreement in relation to their children outside of court. However, making a decision about your children can be difficult in particular in the midst of the relationship breakdown. We will advise you on the basis of your personal circumstances, bearing the children’s interest in mind at all time.
– Arrangements for the children of the family, stating where the children will live and how often they will visit the other parent.
– Parental Responsibility issues.
– Prohibited Steps Orders.
– Specific Issues Orders.
– Parentage and Paternity disputes, including applications for DNA test.
– Child Abduction.
Domestic Violence/Urgent Applications
If you are experiencing violence or have been threatened with violence by your husband or partner, get in touch with us as soon as possible. We will advise you on the options available to you and/or your children. We can make urgent applications and start injunctive proceedings quickly to ensure you get suitable protection of the court. We provide assistance in the following areas:
Non-Molestation Orders to prevent someone from harming or threatening you or your children;
Occupation Orders to decide who can live in the family home or enter the surrounding area;
Prohibited Steps Order which may prevent either parent from carrying out certain events or making specific trips with their children without the express permission of the other parent or the court. This is usually used where there is suspicion that one parent may leave the country with their children;
Referring/Contacting groups offering support;
We will provide confidential advice on the best steps forward and will use prompt and supportive action when necessary. In times of emergency, we can offer same day appointments and attend court to obtain injunctions or any other urgent court order.
We offer flexible pricing and fixed fee services, where applicable. We will always assess your case to advise you on the most cost-effective way to deal with your matter. We will keep you updated on the costs implication of your case throughout the conduct of your matter. Get in touch now for a consultation with one of our highly skilled Family Law Solicitors.