Family Law Solicitors in Leicester

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Family law spans a wide range of legal matters covering the breakdown of relationships, divorce and civil partnership dissolution to financial arrangements, child arrangements and domestic abuse. At Cartwright King, our professional family law solicitors are no strangers to the emotional strains of these cases.

From family to advanced family law, we are able to support you whilst protecting your best interests. Our solicitors in Leicester make it their priority to ensure you are kept up to date with every step of your process, cutting out complex legal jargon and telling you honestly your best course of action. 

Our family law solicitors will burden the strain and stress of your case, managing and meeting every deadline, so you can focus on coming to terms with your new situation. We pride ourselves on offering high-quality legal advice allowing you to move forward with your life as soon as possible. 

To speak to a specialist family law solicitor in Leicester, contact us today on 0116 253 9222. Alternatively, submit an enquiry form online to book your no-obligation, fixed-fee introductory conversation.

Areas of Family Law We Can Help With

At Cartwright King, our family law solicitors are highly-qualified in supporting clients with their family and advanced law cases. With a sympathetic ear, our solicitors are able to provide you and your family with the support you need, whilst remaining rational with their legal advice. Let our solicitors stand up for your best interests during these difficult times.

We can advise you with cases spanning:

Children Law

Family law is often integrated with child law. When a couple with children go their separate ways, there are more decisions that need to be made regarding custody and living arrangements. However, our family law solicitors can also advise parents and couples with Adoption Orders and Special Guardianship Orders.

Support For Unmarried Couples

For couples who live together but are unmarried, a Cohabitation Agreement can be drawn up to protect the shared assets. If your relationship comes to an end, this agreement will help protect your individual assets while entitling you to the assets that you purchased together and financially funded. 

Child Care Proceedings

If you receive a pre-proceeding letter from Leicester’s social services department, raising concerns over your child’s care, our family law solicitors can support you through your child care proceedings. In instances where you and your partner are in the process of separating or already separated, these processes can be extremely difficult. However, with our family law solicitors on your side, we can help negotiate these meetings. By discussing the local authority’s concerns with legal representation, it is possible to limit the conflict while prioritising your child’s wellbeing.


On top of the emotional rollercoaster that filing for a divorce brings, the process also requires a number of decisions to be made. When marriages break down, there are suddenly a lot of aspects of their life to untangle. With emotions in overdrive, having a family law solicitor will allow for the necessary negotiations and agreements to be drawn up with your previous partner. 

Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements

Before becoming a spouse, you may want to protect your individual assets in the event that the relationship breaks down in the future. Our family law solicitors in Leicester can put together prenuptial (prenups) agreements with your best interests at the centre. If your marriage is struggling and divorce seems likely, our solicitors are able to arrange a postnuptial agreement protecting your assets. Doing so can help secure your financial stability if your relationship breaks down.

Financial Agreements and Settlements

Once a divorce is underway, a crucial part of the process is to ensure your financial security. In addition to protecting your individual assets, there is also a question of your matrimonial assets. Over the course of a marriage, a couple accumulate shared bank accounts, financial investments as well as belongings. Our family laws can help you in untangling these assets by arranging financial agreements and settlements

Civil Partnership Dissolution

For those in civil partnerships, when these relationships break down it is possible to apply to the courts for a Dissolution Order. Our family law solicitors in Leicester can help you submit a successful application in line with the Civil Partnership Act 2004. Whether your civil partnership dissolution is harmonious or not, Cartwright King solicitors are on hand to guide you through this emotionally-challenging process.

Domestic Abuse

Reaching out to our family law solicitor about your experience of domestic abuse is incredibly brave. With the help of Cartwright King, our priority is getting you and your family to safety. We are then able to put in place the necessary injections and non-molestation orders to ensure you remain safe and well. We will never underestimate the feat you have undertaken by speaking with our solicitors and will always treat your case with the utmost respect and confidentiality.

Arrange Your Fixed-Fee Initial Consultation

With family and advanced family law cases, having a qualified legal solicitor by your side is always recommended. These areas of law can be extremely complex without the added stress of emotional strains. Our professional family law solicitors will be able to cut through the legal jargon and guide you through every step.

Appointing the right solicitor, however, is a decision that should not be taken lightly. At Cartwright King, we offer fixed-fee introductory telephone consultations to help you make your decision. By chatting to one of our specialist solicitors, you are able to get a feel for our working practices. 

An initial consultation allows us to:

  • Build a professional relationship with you
  • Discover more about your situation and legal case
  • Provide advice about your available options

If you would like our expert solicitors to advise and represent you, we will follow up this consultation with another meeting to provide more detail and information on your next steps. To arrange your no-obligation consultation, get in touch with our team today

*Please bear in mind that we are unable to provide any detailed legal guidance during these introductory consultations. They are, instead, an opportunity for you to gain an insight into our working ethos and practices.

Our Family Soliciting Fees

We are firm believers that everyone should have access to top-quality legal representation and advice in Leicester. From parents, married and civil partnerships couples to cohabiting partners and grandparents, our expertise will always be an option. Simply, contact us today to arrange your introductory consultation. 

Why Choose Cartwright King Family Solicitors?

Our family law solicitors in Leicester have received accreditation from both The Law Society and Legal 500 for their top-quality legal advice and guidance. With a glowing reputation, our team has years of experience navigating a wide range of family law matters and, consequently, knows first-hand how emotionally challenging they can be. 

Our excellent case success rate comes from the team’s dedication to offering a unique blend of professional and personal services. We will always protect your best interests through rational and honest recommendations; however, this is balanced with genuine support and care for your well-being. 

Let our family law solicitors take care of the weight of your case, juggling the demanding deadlines and paperwork. We can shoulder the burden, updating you without the legal jargon and technicalities. We can guarantee full transparency throughout your case. 

Our Leicester Office

Cartwright King solicitors have had a presence in Leicester since 2001, with our current premises undergoing an expansion that was completed by October 2014. You can find our family solicitors in Leicester on Floor 5, Horsefair House, 3 Horsefair Street, Leicester, LE1 5BP.

Parking Facilities

Unfortunately, Horsefair House does not have any on-site parking facilities. However, we are well situated with two public car parks nearby, Leicester Rutland Centre (Curve) LE1 1TQ and Newarke Street (Phoenix) LE2 7AD.

By Train

For our clients who choose to visit us by train, Leicester railway station is approximately 10 minutes away. There is also a taxi rank located outside the train station, making it easy to arrange a lift up the road

By Bus

Leicester is also well connected by bus. Our office has a couple of bus stations nearby, Haymarket Bus Station and St Margaret’s Bus Station. With many routes in and out of here, you’ll be sure to find a suitable option.

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Frequently asked questions.

Do you offer fixed-fee family law services?

Yes, we offer fixed fees for our family law services to allow for a cost-effective solution. We want everyone to be able to feel able to access and benefit from our solicitor’s expertise. 

Can your family solicitors in Leicester represent me in a family court? 

Of course, our solicitors can provide as much to as little legal representation as you require. From support with legal correspondence, advice and guidance to representation in court, we are here in whatever legal capacity you require. 

Do your family law solicitors offer out-of-hours advice?

Our family law solicitors are available around the clock, 24/7 to offer you advice and guidance with your legal case.

How much does a divorce solicitor cost in Leicester?

We have transparent fixed fees for our family law services, including divorce and civil partnership dissolution.

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