Our expert team of family lawyers in Bath provide compassionate and practical legal advice and representation on a wide range of family law issues, including the breakdown of your relationship or marriage, the care of your children, the future of your home and of your financial situation.
We understand that every client and their family is unique. That is why we take a personal approach to ensure important family relationships are preserved, using constructive methods to resolve family issues, including round table negotiation, collaborative law and family mediation. All of our family solicitors are members of Resolution, the leading association of family law professionals that promotes a constructive approach to family issues that considers the needs of the whole family.
Virtual meetings via Zoom, Skype, WhatsApp, Facetime and other digital platforms have become the new norm for many of our meetings during the COVID-19 crises. We can conduct them if you would prefer online or face to face done safely at our office in Bath.
We continue to follow official guidance from the UK Government and Public Health England carefully. Consequently, to limit any cross contamination or spread of any germs to our clients within our office, we stick to:
- Keeping a 2-metre distance with anyone that you may come into contact within the building
- Using hand sanitiser and antibacterial wipes. They are provided in each office, WC, Reception area, and meeting rooms – areas of heavy use, for example, door handles, telephone receivers and keyboards are cleaned regularly throughout the day.
- Limiting the number of people using the conference and meeting rooms at any one time to allow for social distancing measures.
Disposable surgical face masks are also made freely available for your use.
Our office in Bath is conveniently located on Queen Street in central Bath and is easily accessible by car, bus or train.
Getting to us by car
We are located within walking distance of a number of car parks, including Charlotte Street and Kingsmead Square. We are also within walking distance of the Lansdown and Odd Down Park and Ride stops.
Getting to us by bus
There are a number of bus stops located close to our office, which are served by the numbers 4, 6A, 19, 20, 39, 273, 620, 620, 700, 716, 779, A4 Air Decker and X31.
Getting to us by train
We are just a ten-minute walk away from Bath Spa train station.
We strive to make our services as accessible as possible. If you have any specific requirements when visiting our office, please contact us so we can discuss how we can accommodate you.
Our family law services in Bath
Divorce and separation
The end of a personal relationship can be the beginning of traumatic and unfamiliar feelings, family disruptions, financial changes, and legal processes. Our divorce solicitors in Bath will carefully guide you and get you through every stage of an online or postal divorce process, including starting or replying to your Regional Divorce Unit.
Approaching your case in a constructive manner can help to reduce the chances of costly and time-consuming court cases.
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Children and parenting
If you are going through a divorce or separation, making suitable arrangements for any children involved in the relationship is likely to be your number one priority. Our children law solicitors in Bath offer practical guidance to protect your children’s wellbeing and your relationship with them.
We can help to make arrangements for your child’s living arrangements and child maintenance payments, as well as provide advice on matters such as parental responsibility.
Managing Partner Richard Sharp has particular expertise in disputes related to the relocation of children within the UK and internationally.
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Divorce and finance
Our divorce solicitors have specific expertise in helping clients deal with the complex financial impacts that can arise from divorce. The breakdown of a relationship is bound to be a time of uncertainty, and dividing shared finances such as pensions can often lead to further disputes and disagreements.
We can help you come to an agreement on finances and assets, offering practical advice that will help you tackle your short and long-term financial goals. Our team can also help you resolve issues surrounding the division of a shared business. Our aim is that together we find the most secure, long-term personal and financial outcome for you and the family.
Our expertise in this particular area also includes helping you make arrangements for spousal and child maintenance, dividing pensions and dealing with the future of any properties you jointly own. We always aim to resolve these issues out of court, but can equally provide robust representation where court litigation is unavoidable.
Our team has particular experience advising on finance matters for families and individuals with international connections, including in the US, Europe, the Middle East and Far East.
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An increasing number of couples are choosing to live together without getting married, but unmarried couples do not have an automatic right to each other’s assets should they separate. This is where a cohabitation agreement is particularly useful.
Our cohabitation agreement solicitors in Bath can help you draft a cohabitation agreement that will confirm what arrangements will be made for your property, finances and children in the event of separation.
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Our prenuptial agreement solicitors in Bath can help you draft a prenuptial agreement that protects your best interests and is deemed fair in the eyes of the law. Though not currently legally binding in the UK, prenuptial agreements can carry significant weight if they later arise following a separation.
If you are already married or are in a civil partnership, we can also help you draft a postnuptial agreement, which works in much the same way as a prenuptial agreement.
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If you intend to stop living together with your partner, our separation agreement solicitors in Bath will work with you to draw up a separation agreement that clarifies certain practical and financial responsibilities.
Should you then decide to apply for a divorce, a separation agreement will help to speed up the process and reduce the need for any court proceedings to take place.
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Local resources for family law matters in Bath
This court handles cases relating to childcare arrangements, divorce hearings and domestic abuse.
This court handles cases relating to adoption, childcare arrangements, divorce hearings and domestic abuse.
Speak to our family law solicitors in Bath
If you need expert advice, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our family lawyers in Bath today by giving us a call, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or filling in the enquiry form at the bottom of the page.