Welcome to Family Law Made Easy: Family Law Department
Our solicitors commit to working differently to save you money
We are now pleased to offer our clients a choice of either fixed fees or highly discounted rates for all family law cases
From our central Gloucester offices our expert divorce and family solicitors and lawyers can provide you with legal services and advice about:
- Pre-nuptial agreements
- divorce or civil partnership dissolution
- deciding how family assets and/or income should be shared after separation
- formalising a financial settlement on divorce or civil partnershp dissolution
- problems with child arrangements for example regarding contact (previously called access) or residence (previously called custody) for your children or grandchildren
- problems in making decisions about your children (for example which school they will attend, or what surname they should use)
- obtaining domestic violence injunctions (non-molestation orders)/occupation orders
- Joint property owner (Co-habitee) disagreements
- ‘living-together’ (or Co-habittee) agreements
Please contact us if you need to speak in confidence to a divorce and family solicitor and we will respond to you within 48 hours with a no obligation quote.
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A brief introduction to our specialist divorce and family solicitors
Oliver is a divorce and family law solicitor. Oliver has 10 years experience of dealing with all aspects of living-together or pre-nuptial agreements, divorce, civil partnership dissolution, separation, financial settlements, child contact (access) and residence (custody) as well as proven success in resolving issues sensibly and quickly, wherever possible amicably and by agreement. Oliver also has extensive advocacy skills which are second to none for those cases in which court proceedings cannot be avoided. As our business has grown Oliver's primary responsibilities now lie in supporting the management of the firm.
With overall responsibility for the Family Law department, Rachel works primarily from our central Gloucester office but also offers client appointments in the South Gloucestershire, Bristol, Wiltshire, Bath and North East Somerset areas. Rachel is an expert divorce and family solicitor with over 25 years experience working exclusively in divorce and family law, helping many families through difficult times. Rachel handles all aspects of relationship breakdown including living together agreements, prenuptial agreements, informal separations, divorce, civil partnership dissolution and finances for low to high net worth clients drawing the input of barristers, pension actuaries, chartered surveyors and forensic accountants when needed. Rachel is a member of the Law Society’s Family Law Panel which recognises her skills as amongst the highest in the country. She is also a member of Resolution. Rachel strives to help her clients find a sensible and cost effective solution using court proceedings only ever as a last resort. Her approach is client led and client focused whether that be in mediation, solicitor led negotiation or litigation. Her main aim is to look after you and your interests. Rachel enjoys helping those who need it most by giving sensible, straightforward advice and taking a practical approach to resolving disputes. She always has in mind both the financial and emotional cost to clients of a relationship breakdown. Rachel is happy to offer our low fixed fees and discounted hourly rates as well as help to those preferring a ‘Do It Yourself’ Divorce or wanting a ‘pay as you go’ service.
Helen is a Divorce and Family Law and Wills and Probate solicitor. She has many years experience in these areas and is an Accredited Specialist with Resolution who encourages a cost effective and constructive approach to bring Family Law issues to conclusion as quickly and amicably as possible. Helen is happy to advise on all aspects of Family Law including divorce, separation, finances, children and domestic violence and to be as involved as the individual client requires whether this means advising on an 'as and when required' basis or full representation throughout proceedings. Helen is also happy to accept instructions for the preparation of Wills and for obtaining Grants of Probate and administering estates.
Consultant Chartered Legal Executive
Working within the Family Law Department, Joanna specialises in family law and is very experienced in all aspects of dealing with divorce/cohabiting couples, the financial matters that arise from the breakdown of a marriage and all private law related children matters. She also advises in relation to pre-nuptial agreements and living together agreements. Joanna has many years experience in relation to domestic violence matters including making emergency applications to the court. She has been practising in family law since 1984 and has worked in the Cheltenham and Gloucester area for over 20 years and in Worcestershire prior to that. She works primarily from our central Gloucester office but can provide appointments in Gloucestershire and Worcestershire to include Tewkesbury, Pershore, Upton-Upon-Severn, Malvern, Worcester and the surrounding areas.
Joanna is keen to adopt a non-confrontational approach and to always act for her clients in a sensitive, constructive and supportive manner at what is no doubt a very difficult and stressful time in their lives. She promotes a straightforward approach to finding the best way forward as cost effectively as possible for her clients. She understands how important costs are at what is already a difficult time financially, and arrangements are discussed fully at the outset so that clients have a full understanding and can be reassured.
Joanna is married with two grown up children. Her hobbies include country pursuits, gardening and long walks with her dog with the aim of keeping fit!
Working within our Family Law Department at our central Gloucester office, David is very experienced in all aspects of family law dealing with divorce issues, covering financial matters from low to high net worth assets. He also advises on pre and post-nuptial agreements. With his many years’ experience in dealing with civil litigation disputes, he also advises on TOLTA claims, (Trust of Land), property type disputes that often arise in cohabitation cases.
He advises and represents clients as to all private law issues relating to children to include complex applications as to the removal out of the jurisdiction.
David has for many years acted for clients who need emergency protection from domestic abuse and violence and to apply to the court for immediate orders.
David has been qualified for over 30 years and adopts a very sensitive and caring approach in dealing with family issues. He advocates dispute resolution and works closely with local mediators or where necessary round the table meetings to arrive at an effective and less costly solution.
He will work primarily from our Gloucester office but can provide appointments in Bishops Cleeve, Cheltenham, Winchcombe, Broadway, Chipping Camden and surrounding areas.
David is married with two grown up daughters. He is a volunteer with St John Ambulance and serves on the Gloucestershire County Priory Group to assist with vital fundraising. His hobbies include walking, theatre and he is very successful at growing vegetables in his garden.