What We Do

You will get through this! We will guide you step by step so you can feel confident about making decisions for you, your family and your future.

With solicitors who have specialised in the field of Family Law and Divorce Court Litigation for over 30 years, we have advised and assisted thousands of individuals on the legal issues and complexities affecting their personal relationships.

Our family lawyers in Bath and Bristol can help you with:

Divorce & Separation

It may or may not have been your decision to separate, divorce or end a relationship, but the decisions you make on the process you choose for your divorce can impact you for the rest of your life. The aim of Sharp Family Law is to help you to make those decisions.
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Divorce Finances

The uncoupling of most relationships has a significant financial impact on those involved. What was once shared by two must now be divided to support separate households. How you are going to manage in the future and what obligations you will have to others are some of the questions that we will help you solve.
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Child Law

Most parents dealing with a separation or divorce want to put their children first but find it hard to keep them there, in the middle of all of the emotional and legal complications that surround them. With practical and legal advice, our goal is to help you reduce parental conflict and keep the children’s interests at the forefront.
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Cohabiting & Unmarried Couples

New relationships are exciting, but all may need to deal with disagreements and conflict in the future. If you are planning to live with or marry your partner, we can advise you on a cohabitation or pre or post nuptial agreement. We can also advise you if you are separating from a partner to whom you were not married.
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We offer various approaches to achieve the outcome you need in the right way for you, including:

Constructive Negotiation

Separating couples often disagree on what is the right outcome for them and their family, but these differences can often be resolved amicably with the support of skilled negotiators.

Constructive negotiation brings the couple and their solicitors together in round-the-table discussions with the aim of agreeing a settlement that meets both parties’ needs.Find out more

Family Mediation

Where you want to reach your own agreement at your own pace, family mediation can be a good option. This allows you and your spouse to meet with a trained mediator to discuss how you want to deal with issues such as separating your finances and arrangements for children. This is often the least costly option, as well as helping to minimise conflict.
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Collaborative Law

This offers a way for couples to negotiate the details of their separation with the support of trained collaborative lawyers and an agreement in place that commits everyone to making the process a success. You can also call on the expertise of other professionals, such as accountants and financial advisers to help with the process.
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Court Litigation

In some cases, court proceedings are likely to be the most effective way of securing the outcome you need. This may be because there is too much conflict between the parties for a negotiated settlement, you need to take urgent action to freeze the other party’s assets or for a variety of other complex reasons. Whatever the reason, if court litigation is required, our team have the experience and strong track record of success you need.
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Speak to our family lawyers and divorce solicitors in Bristol and Bath

For pragmatic, constructive and sensible advice on divorce or any of our other specialist areas of expertise, please contact your local team in Bath or Bristol.

Bath: 01225 448955
Bristol: 0117 9055 055