Family Law

Our family law solicitors offer straightforward, sensitive advice to help clients and their families navigate matters such as divorce, separation and child arrangements with minimal distress.

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The ending of a relationship is something many people go through but few prepare for. As a result, dealing with matters such as divorce, separation and child arrangements can create significant emotional strain.

In these instances, our family law solicitors are here to manage your legal needs efficiently and with empathy, while still working to fulfill your wishes. With more than 20 years of experience, we understand the emotional turmoil you may be facing, which is why we always take the time to listen to you, learn about your situation and provide legal advice tailored to your needs.

Where family matters cannot be resolved amicably and a dispute appears likely to arise, our team will help you understand what your legal options are and work with you to agree a course of action that is best for you and the people you care about.

Our Services

  • Divorce & Associated Financial Matters
  • Dissolution of Civil Partnership & Associated Financial Matters
  • Separation Agreements & Associated Financial Matters
  • Child Arrangement Orders
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Cohabitation Agreements
  • Maintenance Payments
  • Domestic Violence & Non-Molestation Orders
“The staff are extremely polite and helpful, they give the best advice.”
Shamael Syeed, Birmingham

How We Can Help You

Leaving a Relationship

When a relationship ends, the prospect of agreeing the division of assets and the size of settlements can be daunting. Shams Williams Solicitors will provide you with clarity about your options, whether you wish to separate or you have been served with paperwork for divorce proceedings.

Where a separation is uncontested, we’ll help you agree the terms of your separation, and draw up the necessary paperwork. Conversely, we can also advise you on defending a divorce and represent you if you are the Respondent to divorce proceedings.

Resolving Child Arrangements

One of the most difficult elements of ending a relationship is agreeing on child living and visitation arrangements. If you have already come to an agreement with your partner, we can help document the terms to provide complete clarity.

If, however, you and your partner are unable to come to an agreement or your concerned the terms of a previous agreement will be broken, we can help you take the necessary legal steps to protect the best interests of the child. Wherever possible, we will use negotiation and meditation to avoid court proceedings and unnecessary distress.

Domestic Violence & Non-Molestation Orders

If you’re the victim of domestic violence or abuse, our solicitors can provide sensitive advice and, where required, make urgent applications to the court for protection in the form of Non-Molestation and Occupation Orders.

These orders can prohibit a person from conducting abusive acts such as violence, harassment or intimidation, and exclude them from occupying your home or coming near it.

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