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Divorce & Family Law

Our team of Family Lawyers are dedicated specialists who pride themselves on being highly approachable, sensitive, and supportive during what can be a difficult and emotional time.

Our family law team approach each of our cases thoughtfully, pragmatically and professionally. We understand that every family is different and our approach to each individual case is tailored to suit you and your needs.

The cost of Family Law advice
We offer an initial consultation to discuss your case with one of our family lawyers – one hour at £250 plus VAT. The £250 will be credited against your first invoice upon instruction.

Divorce and Family Law Services
Our specialist family lawyers have a wealth of experience and can provide practical and helpful advice in the following areas:

We also offer mediation to families going through separation.

Amanda Phillips-Wylds, Partner and Head of our Family Law team qualified as a mediator after being an advocate of the process throughout her career. Since then she has mediated several complex disputes between separating couples concerning their finances and the arrangements for their children.

    We understand that you will need advice and help with procedures and the various solutions available to resolve issues,  it is vital that you take advice as early as possible. The first step is to arrange a consultation with one of our family law specialists. A meeting can be arranged in any of Camberley, Wokingham or London offices.

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      The Good Divorce Guide - The family lawyer's guide to separating well

      The Head of our Family law department, Amanda Phillips-Wylds, has written The Good Divorce Guide, filled with practical help and advice for those considering divorce or separation. We will be publishing a chapter per month, beginning with an explanation of separation. Please sign up below to ensure that you receive your FREE chapter updates every month.

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      The Good Divorce Guide - the family lawyer's guide to separating and divorcing well

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      Family Lawyer videos

      All our videos can be accessed on our YouTube channel

      De-mystifying Divorce

      Financial Procedure on Divorce

      Arrangements for children

      IMPORTANT TO NOTE: Since the De-mystifying Divorce video was filmed, legislation has been passed which will bring significant change to divorce law in England and Wales. The changes are expected to come into force in Autumn 2021.  Read more in our article ‘Divorce Law Reform: The final end of the blame game’ for an explanation of the changes due to come into effect later next year.  

      Recent Experience

      Short Marriage settlement negotiated out of court

      Acting for and advising a high net worth client on a division of the matrimonial assets following a short marriage. The case settled out of court and we were able to successfully negotiate a settlement whereby the majority of the assets (including high value properties held by a business in which the client had a shareholding) were retained by our client.

      Business divorce

      Acting for and advising high net worth overseas clients on the successful negotiation of a matrimonial settlement, including property abroad and in the UK and business interests.

       

      International divorce

      Acting for and advising high net worth overseas clients on the successful negotiation of a matrimonial settlement, including property abroad and in the UK and business interests.

       

      Children dispute

      Advising a client concerning a dispute involving children whereby the unmarried ex-partner made a claim for capital, top up of child maintenance and payment of school fees under Schedule 1 Children Act 1989.

      Latest Family Law Insights

      Family Law Podcasts

      At the Legal Room UK we will be using a diverse range of our specialist lawyers and business friends to bring you expertise and insight on a variety of topics on a range of topics from commercial law, to property law, employment law and more.

      All our podcasts are for general information and are not to be taken as bespoke legal advice. 

      The Changing Face of Family Law

      A Family Lawyers Guide to Divorce Myths

      The Family Law Podcast – Cohabitation – What rights do you have?

      Herrington Carmichael LLP has a ‘solid reputation’ advising high-net-worth individuals with complex businesses and international assets, as well as handling child law matters.  Danielle Bentley assists clients in all areas of matrimonial and family law matters.

      - Legal 500, 2020

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