Family Law Solicitors in Preston

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Our family law solicitors understand how difficult family issues can be; making that first phone call to a family law solicitors firm is a huge step and often an extremely overwhelming experience. Having had years of experience in divorce, separations, disputes over access and other areas of child law, our specialist family solicitors in Preston are here to offer you support and assistance throughout every step of your case, making you feel at ease throughout.

To help keep your distress and upset to a minimum, all Cartwright King solicitors are qualified to offer practical legal guidance to resolve all disputable family matters, from divorce and separation to financial fallouts, child arrangements and family relationship issues. We can take care of all your deadlines and paperwork, aiming to settle your case privately without the need for court proceedings.

If a mutual agreement can’t be reached out of court, our family solicitors will represent your and your children’s best interests so you can move on as quickly and harmoniously as possible.

Contact our family law team in Preston today on 0121 270 1988 or submit our online enquiry form to arrange your no-obligation, fixed-fee telephone consultation.

Areas of Family Law We Can Help With

Our specialist family solicitors in Preston can advise you on a range of family law matters, doing all we can to resolve your issues with family and relationships. At Cartwright King, we can offer you rational steps to help you understand the process involved with your case. During these highly emotional times, we are experienced in providing honest and forthright advice, helping you to make informed decisions.

Rely on our professional family law solicitors to support you through matters of:

Children Law

The breakdown of relationships can become even more complex when there are children involved. Our family law solicitors can help you tackle your emotionally challenging child law case. We can guide and support you through custody battles with Child Arrangement Orders, working with the child care team to instigate the necessary child care proceedings when Adoption Orders and Special Guardianship Orders are required. Our solicitors will advise any family member, helping to achieve the best possible outcome for the children and the family.

Child Care Proceedings

When there are concerns about a child’s level of care and wellbeing, child care proceedings are instigated by the local authority social services department. However, when relationships have broken down and couples have separated, these proceedings can become increasingly difficult to navigate. Our family law solicitors in Preston can help you come to an arrangement with the local authority and your previous partner, satisfying all safety concerns and putting your children’s welfare first.


When marriages break down, there can be a lot of decisions to be made during a highly emotional time. Family law solicitors can help you stay rational in your settlement by offering honest and to-the-point advice. We are experienced in offering legal advice on all aspects of divorce, helping you to come to terms with arrangements of your separation. With couples no longer needing to attribute blame to their divorce, we can help keep your best interests at the forefront of your divorce regardless of your reasons to go your separate ways.

Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements

Our team of family solicitors in Preston can offer legal assistance in creating a prenuptial agreement and postnuptial agreement. Prenuptial agreement, or ‘prenup,’ is a document that details how assets will be divided should their upcoming marriage break down. Whereas, a postnuptial agreement is a similar agreement that is decided instead between an already married couple.

Financial Agreements and Settlements

After the breakdown of a relationship, it is common for people to feel concerned about their financial security. We can help you understand you disentangle your matrimonial assets, enabling you to understand your financial position clearly. Our specialist family solicitors can provide legal assistance and represent you during the discussion of financial agreements and settlements. These agreements can include anything from pensions, shares, savings and property rights to international assets and liabilities of pre-existing debts.

Civil Partnership Dissolution

Similar to obtaining a divorce, it is necessary to end civil partnerships with an application for a Dissolution Order. A court of law must approve this application, agreeing to ‘dissolving’ a partnership on the grounds it has broken down ‘irretrievably,’ as outlined in the Civil Partnership Act 2004.

Domestic Abuse

In family law matters that stem from domestic abuse, contacting a qualified solicitor is a momentous step. At Cartwright King, our domestic abuse solicitors will provide you with the sympathetic and confidential legal assistance you require, supporting you and your family through every stage of the process. Your protection is our priority and we will help arrange and carry out a plan of action for your escape, following this up with non-molestation orders and injunctions, as well as divorce and child care arrangements.

Arrange Your Fixed-Fee Initial Consultation

To resolve your family law dispute, your first step is to choose and appoint knowledgeable legal advice. At Cartwright King Preston, we can offer you a fixed-fee introductory consultation to help our specialist solicitors learn more about your situation and yourself. Similarly, you will be able to assess whether our expertise and dedicated working style suit you.

During this informal telephone conversation, we aim to:

  • Become acquainted with you
  • Understand your need for a family law solicitor
  • Offer the best course of action for your case

Once we have a basic understanding of your situation, we can offer legal advice on the available options for you and your family. If you wish, we can arrange a follow-up consultation where we can expand on our legal guidance. To arrange a conversation with one of our experienced family solicitors in Preston, contact us today. Please remember, these fixed-fee initial consultations are no-obligatory, it is up to you whether you appoint our expertise for your family law case.

*Please note, our initial conversations will not include any detailed legal advice. They are offered on a “get to know you basis.”

Our Family Soliciting Fees

We believe everyone should be able to access quality legal advice when they need it most.

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 Preston 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.

What are family solicitors and what do they do?

When relationships break down or disputes present themselves within families, these matters may need to be resolved in the judicial system. Fortunately, family solicitors are on-hand to help navigate through the legal jargon and processes, helping to resolve your matter.

Family and advanced family law is a complex subject that covers anything from divorce, separation, adoption and child custody to visitation rights, asset distribution, financial settlements and domestic violence. At Cartwright King, we are an established family law firm that can help protect your best interests throughout your case.

How do I appoint the best family solicitor in Preston?

When choosing your family law solicitor, there are several things you can take into account. An important factor is the law firm’s reputation and experience. How long have they been established and what is their customer satisfaction? A good way to assess this is by looking into the accreditations, for example, are they certified by Legal 500 or The Law Society?

Another crucial consideration is how well you work with your family law solicitor. Can you put your confidence in them and trust them to represent your wishes throughout your case? At Cartwright King, we offer fixed-fee introductory consultations to help us get to know you and, equally, help you get to know us.

What areas of Preston do your family law services cover?

Our family law solicitors are based in the centre of Preston and can reach clients from all over the North West, but, we can also work with you remotely. We regularly help clients with their family law matters from Preston and surrounding areas within Lancashire and beyond including: Greater Manchester, including Bolton, Bury, Wigan, Rochdale, and Salford.

Can I get free legal advice from a family solicitor in Preston?

Our experienced family law solicitors in Preston offer initial consultations to all prospective clients for a manageable fixed fee. During this conversation, a qualified solicitor will offer legal advice on your available options, tailored to your specific situation. To book an appointment, contact us today on 03458 941 622.

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