Family Law

Family Law

Our experienced specialist accredited children and family law solicitors are here to help you through all the legal aspects of whatever family issue you are facing.
We understand the need for sensitive, practical, timely and impartial advice at what can be a very challenging time. We also recognise the importance of a multi-disciplinary approach for many family law cases. We have a trusted network of professionals that we can call upon to assist, including Accountants, Financial Advisors and Mediators.

Our team is dedicated to finding the best possible settlement and avoiding lengthy court proceedings whenever possible to ensure a positive outcome for everyone involved. A family problem or relationship breakdown is rarely straightforward. There are uniquely personal and emotional aspects to every case that impact the whole family. At Curling Moore Solicitors & Advocates we ensure that every case is handled with the utmost sensitivity.

Based in East London but covering the whole of England and Wales, we offer a friendly and practical approach to your case. Our family law solicitors are always happy to have a preliminary and confidential chat with you to discuss the issues of concern and outline potential methods of tackling them. We will always tell you at the outset what your matter might cost. Fixed fees are available for some areas.

How can our family law solicitors help you?

Matters involving the family, particularly children, can be emotionally testing.
If you are going through a divorce or are currently in the middle of a family law dispute, it is important that you seek legal advice from a solicitor that will be with you from beginning to end.
The family law team at Curling Moore Solicitors & Advocates is here to help you throughout this stressful process.
We offer advice, assistance, and representation across a wide range of family law areas including:

  • Divorce
  • Children Law
  • Cohabitation Agreements
  • Domestic Violence
  • Financial Settlements
  • Pre-nuptial Agreements
  • Separation Agreements
  • Unmarried Couples
  • Out of Court Dispute Resolution

To discuss your situation with a family law solicitor, call the office today for a no-obligation initial chat or leave your details in the enquiry form and we’ll call you back.

Pre-Nuptial and Cohabitation Agreements

Neither pre-nuptial nor cohabitation agreements are legally binding, but both are increasingly important as more couples seek to protect assets acquired prior to their marriage, civil partnership or cohabitation. Correctly drafted, there is a significant chance of a court upholding one of these agreements. This is where we can help. Our family law solicitors will explain the differences between the two agreements, the prerequisites to drawing one up and, finally, can assist you in implementing a mutually satisfactory agreement.

Divorce, Dissolution of a Civil Partnership and Separation

While divorce, dissolution of a civil partnership or separation are rarely achieved without some degree of emotional upset, the right legal advice can go a long way towards helping the separating couple avoid an unnecessarily acrimonious split. Our specialised family law solicitors can help you:

  • Estimate how long the process is likely to take (anywhere between 8 months and 2 years is standard);
  • With the procedural and logistical aspects of obtaining a divorce or dissolution.
  • Assess the chances of you having to go to court;
  • All financial matters, including how to arrive at a fair valuation of business assets, pensions, and other property, with particular expertise in high net worth divorce cases.

To find out more about how our divorce lawyers can help you please call the office and arrange a time to talk.

Financial arrangements

How shared property and finances are sorted out is often a major concern. We have the experience to argue for a fair settlement that recognises the contribution and sacrifices you have made in the relationship. Whilst some lawyers prefer lengthy letters going back and forth between lawyers you have the option of asking us to arrange meetings to reach agreements whilst both agreeing not to start Court proceedings. Sometimes couples just cannot agree and going to Court can become unavoidable. We will fight your case with your costs and the ultimate outcome always in sight.

It is increasingly common for couples to ask for pre-nuptial or cohabitation agreements before marrying or setting up home together. Courts are taking increasing notice of such agreements when deciding what should happen to property and finances on relationship breakdown. As part of this process, you should expect us to ask questions about:

  • You and your ex-partner’s assets;
  • Current and future financial needs; current and future earning capacity;
  • The age of you and your ex-partner;
  • The ages and needs of any affected children; and
  • The length of your marriage.

These questions might seem intrusive, but they are necessary to help you achieve the best possible financial settlement for your future.