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Family Law

OUR FAMILY LAW SERVICES

Divorce, children and finances when relationships breakdown

The breakdown of relationships, separation and divorce need careful handling and very often prompt action.

Sensitive and professional guidance

At Risdon Hosegood we appreciate and understand the complexities of emotions and anxiety that accompany relationship breakdowns and in a sensitive and professional manner we are dedicated to providing quality legal advice and assistance that concentrates on the circumstances of each individual.

We are pleased to advise and assist with all areas of family and matrimonial law including divorce, children and financial settlements.

Assistance with Mediation

We also offer with Peppy Griffiths, the head of our Family Department, a mediation service that includes MIAMs (mediation information and assessment meetings mandatory before any court applications for children and financial issues) and an opportunity for resolving separation matters on an informed but amicable basis.

Members of Resolution

All members of Risdon Hosegood’s family team are members of Resolution (first for family law) and follow a Code of Practice to always try to help you deal with your issues as amicably as possible even when court proceedings are involved.

Fixed fees offered

At Risdon Hosegood we understand that very often when a relationship breaks down it can be a frightening and lonely time. We offer initial fixed fee meetings that last approximately one hour with one of our family experts to help you work out what to do next, what your options are, how you can find help and assistance, what you are entitled to and how you can achieve it.

 

Very often this information and knowledge will be the key to helping you to deal with and manage the issues that have arisen.

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HELPING YOU WITH

Separation is a time of great anxiety and confusion. Find out more about how we can help you.

Divorce and Separation

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EXPERT ADVICE ON

Read more about your rights as a Grandparent, who's family is separating or getting Divorced.

Grandparent's Rights

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HELPING RESOLVE

Find out more about Cohabitation Agreements

Co-habitation

Agreements and Disputes

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GUIDANCE WITH

Read our general guidance about claims and the property rights of cohabitants

Co-habitation

Claims

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EXPERTS WITH

Read the advantages and disadvantages of a pre-nuptial agreement

Pre-nuptial Agreements

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ADVICE ON

Financial Applications

Find out more about the application to court to resolve your financial arrangements

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GUIDANCE WITH

Find out more about Financial Disclosure and why it is necessary

Financial

Disclosure

OUR FAMILY LAW DEPARTMENT ALSO HELPS WITH

  • Children issues
  • Financial:
    • Maintenance
    • Family home and future housing needs
    • Pension sharing
    • Future housing arrangements
    • Other assets
    • Debts
    • Sharing of income
  • Separation agreements
  • Post-nuptial agreements
  • Negotiation and conciliation
  • Mediation
    • Mediation information and assessment Meetings (MIAMs)
    • Help with implementing a settlement negotiated through another mediation service

TESTIMONIALS

What our clients say

MEET OUR FAMILY LAW DEPARTMENT

WHY CHOOSE RISDON HOSEGOOD?

About us

We have been helping local people and business for more than 200 years.


No other law firm has comparable experience within West Somerset and Exmoor. Our trained lawyers and support staff are consistently up to date with the changes in law.



 

We are highly experienced and knowledgeable in the key areas of Property, Wills, Powers of Attorney, Administration of Estates, Tax Planning, Family Law, Mediation and Civil Litigation.

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