Family Law Solicitors in Derby

Child care proceedings
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Family law covers a wide range of sensitive complications, including divorce and separation, child arrangements, family matters, domestic abuse, and even financial disputes. At Cartwright King, our experienced family law solicitors are well-versed in the complexity of these issues and are on hand to support you throughout family law matters.

With Cartwright King, someone will always be by your side. Through open and honest discussions, we can make the legal process less daunting. Our caring approach allows us to handle your case while you come to terms with your change in circumstances. 

Our family law solicitors in Derby make it their top priority to help you achieve the best outcome for you and your family, offering expert legal advice so you can move forward with life as soon as possible.

To arrange your no-obligation, fixed-fee initial consultation, complete an enquiry form online. Alternatively, you contact us today on 01332 346111 to speak to a specialist over the phone.

Our Range Of Family Law Services

At Cartwright King, our legal experts are highly-qualified in representing clients with their cases. With sound and rational advice, our solicitors can guide you through this challenging time and ensure you’re protected throughout.

Our family law solicitors in Derby can assist you with cases spanning:

Children Law

Decisions regarding custody and child care arrangements are usually the main priority when it comes to divorce and separation. At Cartwright King, we are firm believers that every child deserves the best quality of life and can advise parents on a range of family law matters, including custody battles, Adoption Orders and Special Guardianship Orders.

Child Care Proceedings

In instances where you receive a pre-proceeding letter from Derby’s social services department, we can support you through your child care proceedings. We can help you address the concerns regarding your child’s wellbeing and limit potential conflict.


Filing for a divorce can take an emotional toll on you and your family. With the help of our family solicitors in Derby, you and your partner can work out the intricacies of your assets, as well as your childcare arrangements in order to achieve a mutually beneficial outcome.

Guidance For Unmarried Couples

The legal position of unmarried couples is completely different. However, our experts can offer guidance in this area of family law. We can support unmarried couples through the process of resolving property disputes and help you understand the legal proceedings regarding child care arrangements.

Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements

If you’re soon to be married our solicitors can help you draw up a prenuptial agreement to provide clarity around what will happen to your assets in the event that your marriage breaks down. For those who are already married, we can help protect your assets with a postnuptial agreement.

Financial Agreements and Settlements

If you’re going through a divorce, you will need to make sure you are happy with the way your finances will be divided. Our family law solicitors can help divide your matrimonial assets and arrange financial agreements and settlements to ensure you are left in the best possible financial position.

Civil Partnership Dissolution

Our family law solicitors can help you submit a Dissolution if your civil partnership has broken down irretrievably. We can help you complete your application in line with the requirements of the Civil Partnership Act 2004

Domestic Abuse

If you’re a victim of domestic abuse, we will stop at nothing to ensure the safety of you and your family. We understand the courage it takes to reach out to a solicitor. With Cartwright King on your side, we can obtain an injunction and non-molestation order for you. We can guide you through obtaining a divorce and support you with child care proceedings once you’re free from your abuser.

Booking Your Fixed-Fee Introductory Consultation

We recommend that you have a qualified solicitor on board to make these difficult times easier. Our team of professionals strive to find a legal resolution to help you and your family find clarity.

At Cartwright King, we offer fixed-fee introductory consultations over the phone, allowing you to gain insight into our working practices. 

These initial telephone consultations allow us to:

  • Get to know your specific case
  • Provide advice about your legal options
  • Build a professional relationship with you

If you would like to appoint our expert family solicitors in Derby to represent you, we will arrange a follow-up consultation to provide more detail on how to achieve the best outcome for a brighter future. To arrange your no-obligation consultation, contact our team today. 

*Please note that we are unable to provide any detailed legal advice during these initial consultations. Instead, these discussions provide an opportunity for both parties to build a relationship.

Cartwright King’s Family Law Soliciting Fees

Our family law solicitors in Derby are available to support you throughout your case. From the initial consultation to facilitating family mediation in order to resolve disputes outside of court. If necessary, we can also represent you through court. Get in touch with us today to arrange your initial consultation.

Why Choose Cartwright King Family Solicitors?

Here at Cartwright King, we specialise in family law and advanced family law. We are proud to be a trusted law firm that has been accredited by The Law Society and recognised by Legal 500. Our team of family solicitors in Birmingham have years of experience and can provide you with legal advice that is bespoke to you and your family’s situation.

Our family law solicitors are dedicated to supporting and advising you through your family law matter. We are professionals in providing non-judgment legal representation, cutting through the legal jargon to keep you informed throughout your case. Family law encompasses a range of upsetting and difficult situations, therefore, as well as taking care of your legal process, we also prioritise your and your family’s wellbeing.

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Frequently asked questions.

How much will it cost to get a divorce lawyer in Derby?

At Cartwright King, we proudly offer transparent fixed fees for legal advice from our family law solicitors.

Who gets custody of children in a divorce?

Ideally, children have a meaningful relationship with both parents. For this reason, the court does not award custody to one parent or the other. 

Ideally, parents will need to come to an agreement on matters, such as where the child will live, how each parent will financially support the child and the amount of contact each parent will have with the child.

Will I have to pay maintenance to my ex-spouse?

Both parties will need to provide evidence of their income, as well as a list of their anticipated outgoings to determine who, if anyone, needs to pay spousal maintenance.

Will I have to split my pension in a divorce?

Pensions earned during marriages are regarded as a joint asset. Therefore, its value can be split in a divorce. However, it must be noted that there is no legal obligation to automatically share a pension in a divorce.

Do you offer fixed-fee services for no-fault divorce?

We are proud to also offer fixed-fee services for anyone looking to divorce and end their marriage.

What rights do grandparents have regarding children in a divorce?

Whilst grandparents have limited rights when it comes to contact with their grandchildren, family courts recognise the vital role that grandparents play. We can help you apply for a Contact Order if you have been denied access to your grandchildren.

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