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.
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.
What is Mediation?
Mediation is a sensitive and confidential process during which a specialist Mediator helps a separating couple or family to examine and consider any issues that they may wish to resolve in the context of separation or divorce.
Mediators do not make decisions. Their role is to be totally impartial and to help separating couples:
Obtain knowledge to make informed decisions
Resolve and manage conflict
Focus on the needs and feelings of the children
Reach their own joint decisions
What does Mediation Cover?
Pretty much anything that couples in separation need to resolve to be able to plan their future apart including:
Arrangements for children
Terms for separation/divorce
Financial provision for themselves and/or children
How the family home and other property and assets should be shared
Any associated or unexpected complications that arise
Benefits of Mediation
Helps with communication and co-operation
Confidential and sensitive
Can help minimise the stress and anxiety
Generally quicker and less expensive that going to Court
Parties contemplating the issue of Court proceedings in respect of their children or financial settlements are required to attend a Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting (MIAMs) prior to the issue of a
Find out more about MIAMs here.
'No Fault Divorce' fixed fees
We now offer a fixed fee divorce service for £295.00* plus VAT and disbursements
*Subject to conditions
OUR FAMILY LAW DEPARTMENT ALSO HELPS WITH
Family home and future housing needs
Future housing arrangements
Sharing of income
Negotiation and conciliation
Help with implementing a settlement negotiated through another mediation service
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WHY CHOOSE RISDON HOSEGOOD?
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 and Civil Litigation.