Family Law Solicitors in London

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We understand that coming to terms with the end of your relationship and making that initial phone call to a specialist family law solicitor regarding a divorce can feel overwhelming. This is why the Cartwright King’s specialist family solicitors in London are always compassionate, discrete and supportive. 

We offer practical legal assistance to resolve contentious family matters, involving divorce, separation, financial disputes and child arrangements and help you move forward as quickly and peacefully as possible, taking into account the best interests of you and your children.

Speak to a member of our family law team in London today for a fixed-fee initial consultation today. 

Areas of Family Law We Can Help With

Cartwright King offers reliable legal guidance on all family law matters. We provide you with a rational breakdown of the situation and offer honest, straightforward advice which will help you make an informed decision about the next steps in your case. 

You can rely on our specialist family lawyers in London to advise you on problems relating to:

Dealing with Finances in Divorce

One of the most contentious matters in a family breakdown is deciding who gets what when you and your spouse part ways. Our family lawyers can help you protect your financial interests now and in the future by making financial provisions on your money, assets, properties, pensions, maintenance payments and arrangements regarding the family home. 

We use a variety of methods to secure a positive financial outcome and we apply a strategic approach to obtain the best terms if your case can be settled out of court. If you are dealing with a financial dispute over assets in a divorce, having detailed documentation of all your finances and assets is the key to getting the outcome you want. Get in touch with the Cartwright King team in London for advice and we will invest the time necessary to get every detail right and ensure a settlement agreement is fair before you accept it. 

Children and Divorce

When children are involved, the breakdown of marriage becomes even more complex so resolving it quickly is more important than ever. We are committed to protecting the best interests of your children at all costs. We can help negotiate suitable child arrangements (child custody arrangements) on your behalf to achieve a fast resolution and help you and your family put these difficult times behind you. This allows you to limit the time, money and stress involved in lengthy court battles over child custody.  

Alternative Dispute Resolution

We understand how distressing family law matters can be on you and your loved ones so our family solicitors are always looking for the best way to resolve the situation quickly and efficiently. Our team has helped many families in London reach a mutually beneficial arrangement in divorce, separation and child-related legal disputes through alternative dispute resolution methods.

Cartwright King has a team of trained mediators who can facilitate the discussion between you and your ex-partner to end the conflict peacefully while protecting your best interests. We can also negotiate the terms of a settlement agreement to ensure that the case is not escalated to the Court. Avoiding a lengthy court process is usually best, especially when children are involved.

Book a Fixed-Fee Initial Consultation

The first step in resolving any legal matter regarding your family is to get expert legal advice. At Cartwright King London, we offer a fixed-fee initial consultation that allows us to learn more about you and your situation so that we can provide you with legal advice on the available options and what they mean for you and your family. 

It all starts with an informal telephone call where we: 

  • Get to know you 
  • Understand your situation
  • Discuss the best resolution methods in your case 

Once we have had the chance to understand the details of your case, we can follow that with an in-depth consultation where we can offer further legal advice. Simply contact our family law team in London today to arrange your initial discussion.

Why choose Cartwright King London for family law advice?

Specialising in family and advanced family law, Cartwright King is a trusted law firm accredited by the Law Society and the Legal 500. Our family solicitors in London have decades of experience under their belt and they can help you with all family matters.

We are patient, professional and non-judgemental, so you can trust our team of family lawyers to support and guide you through difficult situations, such as a divorce, domestic abuse cases and family disputes that involve children. Our dedicated team are here to listen to your needs and provide you with a clear view of how your case is progressing at every stage. 

Find our London offices

Our team of expert family law solicitors in London works from our legal offices located on 5th Floor Eldon Chambers, 30-32 Fleet St, London, EC4Y 1AA

We are easily accessible by public transport, via bus lines 11, 15, 26, 341, 63, 76 (@ 1 min walk) as well as via the London underground (see nearest stations below): 

  • Temple Station – District and Circle Lines – @ 7 min walk
  • Chancery Lane – Central Line – @ 9 min walk
  • Blackfriars Station – Mainline Station – @ 5 min walk

To book your no-obligation telephone conversation with a family law expert in London, simply call Cartwright King London on 0203 866 1844 or fill in the form below and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

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Frequently asked questions.

Do I need to have a family law solicitor?

Getting legal advice is the first and most important step in resolving and family matter. Family law is a complex area that requires expertise, so having an established family law firm such as Cartwright King London on your side ensures that your best interests are protected at all times. 

How do I start the divorce process?

If you wish to divorce your spouse, the first step is to file a divorce petition. In this document, you will have to provide sufficient grounds for divorce. Our family law solicitors in London can assist you in completing the divorce petition to ensure that you have everything covered so you won’t have to suffer delays and other complications later on. 

What should I do if I am served a divorce petition?

If your partner has taken the first step in the divorce proceedings and you have been served a divorce petition, you have to issue a formal response. Cartwright King can assist you in drafting and filing the correct response while taking into account the implications that it may have later in the process. 

Can I use adultery as a reason for divorce?

Under the new laws introduced in April 2022, couples can get divorced solely on the basis that the marriage has broken down, without needing to cite one of the five reasons previously required.

What is a child arrangements order?

A child arrangements order is a legal document issued by the court to detail the final decision on where the child will live and when/if they have contact with both parents.

Can my child decide which parent they want to live with?

According to UK family law, the court will take into account the opinion of children over the age of 16 when ruling on living arrangements matters. Younger children can express their wishes and feelings but they will not have the same weight in court. It’s our family lawyers’ job to convince the court that ignoring the child’s preferences can have a serious negative impact. 

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