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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    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.  

    I do, do I?! Would you consider a Pre-nuptial Agreement?

    Now that the government have officially announced that wedding receptions can take place once again, albeit with a maximum of 30 attendees and only with social distancing in...

    Divorce Law Reform: The final end of the ‘blame game’

    After decades of campaigning and various setbacks, there has finally been a breakthrough in the way that our family justice system deals with the matter of divorce. The Divorce,...

    How do I divorce proof my business?

    It’s a question I get asked all the time by business owners when I meet with them for the first time – more often than not, it’s the first question I am asked! Dealing with...

    COVID-19: Arrangements for children falling away?

    Whilst the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown has thrown many matters into disarray, separated parents should try their best to ensure that arrangements for...

    COVID-19: Outside of the Court Process

    This article was first posted on 27th April 2020, over a month into the lockdown. Looking back over this period, we have seen in our practice how alternative methods of dispute...

    Divorce in Lockdown: Can I get some discreet legal advice?

    The COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown is having a huge impact on all of our daily lives. The main focus right now is to remain safe and healthy, whilst going about our...

    COVID-19 and your finances on divorce

    Our original article was first posted on 1st April 2020, which seems to be a very long time ago now. Since then, parties to financial remedy proceedings have had time to take...

    Divorce: Compensation for a career cut short?

    A mother was recently awarded £400,000.00 on top of her equal share of the matrimonial assets to ‘compensate’ her for giving up her career to look after her children. Both the...

    Seeing your Children during Lockdown

    This morning, the UK has woken up to the harsh reality of Covid-19. At 8:30pm on 23rd March 2020 the Prime Minister addressed the nation to confirm that the public are not...

    Dealing with Covid-19: Protecting you and your family

    In light of the Prime Minister’s announcements over the course of this week, the country is preparing for a period of social distancing and isolation; the end of which is...

    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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