Are you searching for a local family law solicitors? When there are disputes between family members, it can make for a very stressful time for everyone. While most will be settled reasonably amicably, there may be times when you need the advice and guidance of a qualified solicitor.

With more serious family issues, understanding where you stand legally is important and could make a huge difference to the outcome of any dispute. As a family solicitors operating across the North West and Cheshire, we have offices in Runcorn, Widnes, and Crewe.

You can come to us for a range of legal advice relating to family issues. You’ll get to see a qualified solicitor who is experienced in their field and understands what you are going through. Our solicitor will be able to sit down with you in total confidence and listen to your story, then provide the important advice you need.

What is Family Law?

This is a wide-ranging area of the legal profession and can be quite complex. Understanding the law and what your rights are can be confusing so you need someone on your side who knows what they are doing. Family law could cover all sorts of areas including divorce, child custody disputes, visitation rights, cases of domestic violence or child abuse, financial settlements following separation, as well as issues such as guardianship.

For many disputes under family law, there is often a great deal of emotion attached to the situation. This can make people a little reticent about coming forward and talking things through with a solicitor. It’s particularly true if there has been a history of domestic violence or the abuse of children in the family. At Forster Dean, we understand that taking this first step is probably one of the hardest things you’ve ever done. We’re here to support you every step of the way.

Issues like divorce and cohabitation disputes can also be fraught with emotion too but for different reasons. The breakdown of a relationship may cause acrimony and make it difficult to come any agreement without the help of a solicitor. There could be disputes about who gets custody of the children, for example, or arguments about the financial settlement following the divorce.

Family law can include more straightforward issues such as sorting out guardianship for a child who has lost their parents or simply putting together a prenuptial agreement prior to getting married. The breadth of family law is often what makes it such an interesting area of practice to get into. If you’re looking for advice, however, the first thing you want is someone with experience and the right qualifications who knows what they are doing.

Talking to a Family Law Solicitor

The first thing you will find is that your family law solicitor at Forster Dean is a good listener. They’ll sit you down during an initial consultation and work through what the problem is. While cases can sometimes be complex, the job of your solicitor is to make sure you understand what your rights are and what you should do next, explaining this in plain English.

At Forster Dean, our team of solicitors are highly experienced at dealing with a range of family law problems. They’ll be able to support and guide you through any legal proceedings. The information you are given will help you understand what you need to do next and how we can help you get there.

If you live in the St Helens, Widnes, Runcorn or Crewe area and are searching for a family law solicitor, contact Forster Dean today: 0808 278 4612