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Services offered by South West Family Law



Today, over 40% of all marriages end in divorce. Thankfully, the vast majority of these are uncontested and most are relatively straightforward. It is very rare for divorce proceedings to require attendance at court and most are a paper exercise. However, the forms and documentation...
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Financial Settlements

In most cases where parties separate, whether they wish to divorce or not, financial arrangements have to be made. This can involve what should happen to the family home, whether maintenance should be paid by one party to the other, what the parties should receive...
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Children’s Issues

Problems with regard to children often arise upon the breakdown of a relationship. This concerns: (a) Residence (with whom a child should live) (b) Contact (how often a child sees the other parent) (c) Prohibited steps (whether either party should be prevented from taking a...
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Prenuptial and Separation Agreements

Prenuptial agreements are agreements entered into freely by individuals planning to marry. This agreement is to provide for what would happen in the event of the marriage breaking down and in particular, what should happen to assets owned by the parties prior to marriage, and...
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Cohabitees and Unmarried Couples

Legal help for cohabitees, unmarried couples and civil partners throughout Bristol, Bath and the South West Cohabitees and unmarried couples Disputes concerning unmarried couples can be complex and difficult. Much may depend on evidence of contributions and in particular, who paid the mortgage. Anyone intending...
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Estranged spouse

Civil Partnerships

Over recent years the law has changed to treat Civil Partnerships in a similar way to marriages. As a result the procedure for ending a civil partnership is the same as divorce, although it results in a final order for dissolution rather than a decree...
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