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Family Law Solicitors in Farnham

Family law disputes can be bitterly fought and the disruption caused can be long lasting. Our expert family law solicitors in Farnham can help to keep things amicable while ensuring you get the outcome you need.

At BakerLaw, we understand the concern that can come from such matters, particularly concerning the breakdown of a relationship or any child law issues. Our team will take the time to understand your situation and provide tailored advice and support to resolve matters as quickly and amicably as possible.

Whether you are an existing client or you have come to us specifically for advice on a divorce or separation, we strongly believe that we have a responsibility to make the process as smooth and as painless as possible for you, your children and other family members.

Our Farnham family law solicitors can provide expertise on the following matters:

We have considerable expertise in representing clients in complex financial investigations, including pension distribution. In addition, we act for many military personnel in divorce and separation cases. We are familiar with the unique factors regarding specific childcare arrangements that must be taken into account when one party to a marriage is serving overseas. 

Where possible, we will approach matters using alternative dispute resolution (ADR), avoiding unnecessary and contentious court proceedings where possible. However, if court litigation is required to resolve the matter, we will be by your side every step of the way, putting together a strong case and representing you.

Our solicitors will address your situation with the utmost sensitivity. We have a complete understanding of the emotional effect family law matters can have on individuals and their loved ones and will provide support throughout.

Once we get to grips with your situation, our specialist solicitors can provide practical advice in clear, plain English, so you are fully aware of the options available and how we can assist you.

You can contact your local BakerLaw office or email us at enquiries@baker-law.co.uk.

Our expertise with resolving family law matters

Prenuptial & postnuptial agreements

Our team can help with all matters relating to prenuptial & postnuptial agreements, including:

  • Making a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement
  • Advising on a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement you’ve been asked to sign
  • Applying prenuptial or postnuptial agreements during divorce

Divorce

Our divorce solicitors in Farnham can assist with matters, including:

  • Initiating divorce proceedings
  • Responding to divorce proceedings
  • Contested divorces
  • Financial settlements
  • Arrangements for children

Finances on divorce

Our Farnham lawyers can help with manners surrounding financial settlements, including:

  • Spousal maintenance (income payments)
  • Adjustment of property ownership (transfer of a house, transfer of tenancy)
  • Lump sum (capital payment)
  • Pension provision (adjustment of pension funds)

Civil partnerships

Our civil partnerships solicitors in Farnham can assist with the following matters:

  • Initiating dissolution proceedings
  • Responding to dissolution proceedings
  • Financial settlements
  • Arrangements for children

Pensions on divorce

Our solicitors can provide advice and guidance concerning pensions on divorce, including:

  • Pension sharing orders
  • Pension offsetting
  • Pension attachment orders

Holiday arrangements

Our lawyers can provide assistance with holiday arrangement matters, such as:

  • Legal agreements
  • Obtaining a Court order
  • Referring you to mediation
  • Collaborative law

Maintenance payments

Our solicitors can offer advice and support on maintenance payment matters, including:

  • Maintenance for children
  • Court "Top Up"
  • Maintenance for spouses

Law relating to children

Our child law solicitors can assist with issues, such as:

  • Adoption
  • Child arrangements
  • Child support
  • Co-parenting agreements
  • Grandparents’ rights
  • Child court orders

Cohabiting couples

Our solicitors can assist cohabiting couples with matters surrounding:

  • Cohabitation agreements
  • Cohabitation disputes
  • Child arrangements

How we can help you get the right outcome for your family law matter

At BakerLaw, our lawyers are members of Resolution, an organisation committed to the constructive resolution of family disputes. Where we can, we will encourage solutions that consider the needs of the whole family and in particular, the interests of children.

Family Mediation

Sometimes family disputes can be resolved through mediation instead of court litigation, which often costs less and can result in a more amicable settlement of complicated issues.

Mediation will be carried out by a trained neutral mediator who will listen to the matter at hand and attempt to guide you to finding a resolution both parties are satisfied with. Any agreement reached can be made legally binding through applying to a court for a ‘consent order’.

Paul Wild is a trained mediator and is a member of Reading Family Mediation. Paul is able to offer mediation meetings either in person or online if preferred.

Collaborative law

Collaborative law is an alternative method to family mediation, where the involved parties and their individual solicitors have a round table meeting and discuss the desired outcome. If a resolution is reached, each party will sign a non-legally binding agreement that outlines this. The agreement can be made legally binding by applying to a court for a consent order.

Our solicitors will help you to create a strong argument reflecting your desired wishes and provide you with our specialist advice and support throughout the meeting. We have assisted many clients over the years through collaborative law and have a successful track record of obtaining our clients’ desired outcomes.  

Taking your family law matter to court

There are certain situations where it is not suitable to use alternative dispute resolution methods. You may also have attempted to resolve matters between yourself but are unable to come to a solution. Court proceedings might then be the most appropriate option.

Court proceedings can be costly and time-consuming, and you may not get the outcome you anticipated. If you choose to follow this route, it is of paramount importance to secure legal advice for the best chance of success.  

Our team will take the time to understand your family law matter and provide a realistic view on whether success is possible, in addition to the expected costs. From this, you can make a fully informed decision over whether this is the right option for you based on our advice.

Our dispute resolution fees

We recognise the concern you can have regarding legal costs on top of an already stressful situation. We always aim to keep our costs reflective of the service we provide and will never charge more than is necessary to resolve your matter.

In your initial consultation, our solicitors will listen to your situation and the desired outcome. We will then give clear guidance on the presumed costs to resolve the matter.

Fixed fees for our family law solicitors

Where matters are more straightforward, for example, completing a divorce application, we may be able to charge on a fixed fee basis. Doing this provides complete certainty over the costs involved to resolve your family law matter.

Hourly rates for our family law solicitors

Certain family law matters require a more advanced level of legal expertise and ongoing support. Should this apply to your case, we may charge based on an hourly rate. If this is required, we will agree all work in advance, so you have an estimated figure of the likely costs.

Read more information concerning our pricing.

Contact our family law solicitors in Farnham

If you are involved in any kind of family law matter, our solicitors can assist you with clear and practical advice.

You can contact your local BakerLaw office in Farnham, or, if you prefer, you can email us at enquiries@baker-law.co.uk.