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Family Law Solicitors in Manchester

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Family law covers a wide range of often emotionally-challenging circumstances. Coming to terms with the end of a marriage or relationship is difficult enough before you start considering all the legal steps that need to be taken. When children and assets are added into the mix, family matters can quickly become overwhelming.

Fortunately, Cartwright King’s professional family solicitors are able to offer pragmatic but empathetic legal advice to clients in Manchester. Our specialists can take care of all the pressured deadlines and requirements, keeping your and your family’s welfare and best interests at the forefront of their response.

Our legal assistance stems across family and advanced family law, covering contentious family matters, divorce and separation, as well as child arrangements and financial disputes. We can offer practical assistance that enables you to push forward into your new future as peacefully and swiftly as possible.

Speak to our family solicitors regarding your family law case in Manchester today on 0161 833 1411 or send us an online enquiry form to arrange your fixed-fee, no-obligation introductory telephone consultation.

Areas of Family Law We Can Help With

Our family solicitors have experience offering quality legal advice across a range of family law matters. With their emotional distance, they are able to make rational suggestions on your next steps that reflect your best interests. Their transparent and straightforward legal guidance helps you to gain the best outcome from your family law matter.

You can trust Cartwright King solicitors to advise you on:

Children Law

When children are caught up in the breakdown of a relationship or marriage, a divorce or separation case can become increasingly complex. However, our family solicitors can help you take on the emotionally challenging cases of child law. We can guide you through custody battles and Child Arrangement Orders, supporting child care solicitors where necessary to advise you with Adoption Orders and Special Guardianship Orders if need be.

Child Care Proceedings

If a child’s care is deemed unsatisfactory or the local authority social services department is concerned over your child’s wellbeing, child care proceedings will be implemented. If you and your partner are separated or in the process of separating, these proceedings can be difficult to negotiate. In these instances, our family law solicitors can advise you on the best course of action.


When a couple files for a divorce, there are suddenly lots of decisions to be made, while emotions are running high. When people have built a life together, there is inevitably a lot of undoing that needs to be done. Having a professional family law solicitor with you, allows you to receive rational advice that best protects your best interests.

Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements

Prenuptial (prenups) agreements allow couples that are to be married to put a plan in place that protects their individual assets, should the marriage break down in the future. Similarly, postnuptial agreements do the same once the couple is married. Our family solicitors can provide legal assistance in creating both prenuptial and postnuptial agreements for couples in Manchester.

Financial Agreements and Settlements

Filing for a divorce is just the first step of the process. Once a divorce has been approved in line with the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020, it is time to consider your future financial security. Over the course of a marriage, both parties build up matrimonial assets that now need to be untangled. At Cartwright King, our family solicitors can offer their advice and expertise in negotiating financial agreements and settlements. These discussions can cover anything from property assets, shares and savings to pensions, international assets and debt liabilities.

Civil Partnership Dissolution

If you are looking to end a civil partnership, our family solicitors can help you submit your Dissolution Order to the court. As long as your reasons are in line with the Civil Partnership Act 2004, a court will feel able to approve your dissolution. Whether you have had an amicable separation or not, our solicitors are able to support you throughout this process.

Domestic Abuse

If you need a family law solicitor for reasons associated with domestic abuse, our priority is guaranteeing your and your family’s safety. Contacting a family solicitor is a huge step, and now the process can begin to provide you with the injunctions and non-molestation orders you need to maintain your safety. We can offer confidential and sympathetic advice, helping you to go to file for a divorce as well as making child care arrangements.

Arrange A Fixed-Fee Initial Consultation

When deciding to take legal action, you first need to appoint a qualified family law solicitor. To help you make this decision, Cartwright King offers a fixed-fee initial telephone consultation with a specialist solicitor from our team. This call enables our solicitors to get to know you and the specifics of your case, while also allowing you to become familiar with us and our working practices.

During your introductory conversation, we will:

  • Get to know you and your situation
  • Learn more about your family law matter
  • Offer advice on what legal action you can take

Every family law case is different; therefore, an informal consultation with a prospective client allows our family law solicitor to tailor their advice to your unique circumstances. If you are willing to appoint us, we can then arrange a follow-up consultation to provide more information on our initial advice.

Our family law solicitors are experienced in delivering quality legal advice and support remotely from their nearby offices in Leeds and Sheffield. If you would like to arrange your no-obligation initial consultation, contact us today.

*Please note, the introductory conversations that we offer are to not to provide any detailed legal support. Instead, they are a consultation allowing you to get to know us and vice versa.

Our Family Law Fees

Our family law firm in Manchester aims to provide access to high-quality legal advice to those who need it.


Why Choose Our Family Law Solicitors?

We are proud to offer our clients in Manchester the support of a family law team who have received accreditation from Legal 500 and The Law Society. With a respectable reputation and high-quality, experienced solicitors, we are able to offer an expansive range of family law services to our clients.

With years of experience dealing with many emotional cases, we know first-hand how distressing these experiences can be for our clients. Consequently, we prioritise your and your family’s well being, offering care and support through the entirety of your case and listening to your concerns.

We allow you to focus on your adjustment to your new situation, while we take care of the many deadlines and requirements your case needs. All of our family law solicitors will spend time explaining the process and translating the legal jargon, allowing you to have full transparency at all times.

Our Manchester Office

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Our Manchester Office

Cartwright King acquired Garstang Solicitors back in October 2015, since then we have maintained an office in Manchester. Our team is located at Grampian House, 144 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 3EE.

Parking Facilities

There are currently no parking facilities available at Grampian House. If you choose to drive to our family law solicitors, there are a couple of NCP car parks nearby. One is located on Blackfriars Street (Deansgate, M3 2EQ) and another on Bridgewater Street (Deansgate Car Park).

By Train

If you visit us by train, Manchester’s Piccadilly and Victoria stations are only a 25-minute walk away. However, it is possible to catch the Metrolink tram from the station to the city centre or you can hail a taxi from the station. At Victoria Station, the taxi rank is opposite The Stoller Hall, outside the main entrance. And, at Piccadilly Station, taxis can be found on Fairfield Street.

By Bus

Manchester is a bustling city with a range of bus links across the centre. If you choose to visit us by bus, you need to keep an eye out for a service that takes you to Deansgate.

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Frequently asked questions.

Appointing a top-quality solicitor to help you with your family law case doesn’t have to be a stressful task. After taking into consideration a solicitor firm’s reputation and previous experience, including their accreditations from organisations such as Legal 500 and The Law Society, you then need to decide if they are the right solicitors for you.

At Cartwright King, our family law solicitors offer a fixed-fee introductory consultation to allow you a try-before-you-buy scenario. During these conversations, a specialist family law solicitor will aim to get to know you, all the while getting an understanding of your case. They will be able to go through the legal options you have and what is best for your unique situation. Meanwhile, you have the opportunity to get to know us without any obligation.

At Cartwright King, we are proud to offer transparent fixed fees for our family law services.

Our family law solicitors are able to support a range of family law and advanced family law matters, regardless of their complexity. Our specialist team have experience working on cases in and around Manchester involving:

  • Divorce and Separation
  • Children Law and Child Care Proceedings
  • Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements
  • Financial Agreements and Settlements
  • Civil Partnership Dissolution
  • Domestic Abuse Cases

If you are unsure if your case falls under our remit, send us a message or request a call back on our website, our family law team will be happy to review your request and point you in the right direction if need be.

Of course, our family solicitors are experienced in a range of family law cases, including those that help settle child care arrangements. From issues surrounding child contact and child abduction to divorce and separation from relationships with children, our legal specialists are available to support you through the process.

When necessary, we can work closely with child care solicitors and professionals to ensure your child’s welfare is prioritised throughout the proceedings.

While it is not a requirement to have legal representation, it is highly recommended. Having a family solicitor on your side can help you meet all the requirements that will come up with your case. Family law matters often come about during extremely emotional and stressful times, and handling the pressures of a legal case can be too much. Your family solicitor, however, will take care of everything for you.

Our family law solicitors are experienced in juggling multiple deadlines, allowing them to keep you up-to-speed and on track with each step. These cases often have to tackle complicated issues, including financial disputes, prenups and even situations of domestic abuse. A qualified expert can, therefore, take care of complexities, while negotiating the legal jargon. Also, they are able to maintain emotional distance, allowing them to keep your best interests at the forefront of their actions.

Yes, we can represent married and unmarried couples, as well as those within a civil partnership. Our family solicitors look to represent and support anyone who requires their expertise and services. For more information, get in touch with our Manchester team today to arrange a fixed-fee, no-obligation consultation to discuss the specifics of your case.