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Family Law Solicitors in York

Family law matters can often be one of life’s most challenging circumstances. When facing family legal issues, acquiring clear, realistic family law advice you can trust is essential. Our team of specialist solicitors at Rollits provide expert assistance, while protecting your best interests and avoiding conflict where possible.

Should you choose to instruct our team, we will carefully assess the circumstances of your case and the level of support that is required. Doing so allows us to provide constructive advice and guidance on the options available to you, so you can take the actions you need promptly and with complete confidence.

Our family law solicitors in York can provide expert advice and guidance on matters including:

  • Divorce and separation advice
  • Civil Partnership advice
  • Financial issues
  • Children and parenting arrangements
  • Pre Nuptial Agreements
  • Post Nuptial Agreements
  • Cohabitation Agreements
  • Separation Agreements
  • Injunction proceedings
  • Inheritance Act claims
  • Mediation
  • Family Collaborative law

Get in touch with our family law solicitors in York

To discuss our family law service, please get in touch with our specialist solicitors in York. From our offices in York, we support clients in Yorkshire and the surrounding area, as well as nationally and internationally.

Call us in York on 1904 625790. Alternatively, you can fill in our contact form and one of our lawyers will get back to you.

Our family law services in York

Divorce and separation advice

Experiencing a divorce or separation is often a stressful and upsetting situation to be going through, with plenty of legal processes involved, including deciding on the division of finances and making arrangements for children, where applicable.

Our local family law solicitors in York can provide a comprehensive service to support you through your divorce or separation proceedings, including making applications to court. We encourage our clients to act in a collaborative manner, helping to maintain relationships where possible.

Civil Partnership advice

The process of obtaining a civil partnership dissolution is the same as applying for a divorce. Seeking guidance from a professional is highly encouraged to have the best chance of a smooth sailing dissolution and sidestepping any potential issues you may be faced with.

Financial issues

Besides children, finances are often the most significant concern when it comes to the breakdown of a relationship. Acquiring sound advice and practical guidance from a professional is recommended and often helps to remove the need for contentious court proceedings.

Our family solicitors have assisted all types of clients through the breakdown of their relationships, including those with more complex issues, such as business assets and/or higher-value assets.

At Rollits, we encourage our clients to seek amicable settlements where possible, but should the court’s assistance be necessary, we can provide robust representation, helping to achieve the outcome you desire.

Children and parenting arrangements

Children are often the cause of many disagreements during family law issues, with many parents having different opinions on where children should live and their upbringing. Such matters can be complicated and require specialist child law assistance.

Our solicitors have in-depth knowledge and skill in all types of child law matters. We recognise how emotionally charged these issues can be and strive to support you in finding an appropriate resolution, whilst helping you to maintain child parent relationships.

Pre Nuptial Agreements

A prenuptial agreement, sometimes referred to as a “prenup”, can often be seen as unromantic, but it provides many benefits to couples getting married, particularly financial protection should the relationship unfortunately break down in the unforeseeable future.

Our family solicitors can provide assistance with drafting a sound pre nuptial agreement, helping to avoid common mistakes and ensure your best interest, as well as rights, are respected through our carefully tailored legal advice.

Post Nuptial Agreements

Post nuptial agreements or “postnups” are the same as a pre nuptial agreement, except it is created once the party are already married. They can be put in place, for example, where your circumstances have changed, and your pre nuptial agreement no longer represents your circumstances.

Our solicitors can assist with the application process, ensuring your financial interests are protected should you face separation.

Cohabitation Agreements

Many individuals presume that unmarried couples have similar rights to married, but the ‘common law partner’ conception is a myth, meaning unmarried couples have limited rights to their partner’s assets. However, a cohabitation agreement can be put in place to protect your rights and financial interests.

Our solicitors can assist cohabiting couples with drafting a clear cohabitation agreement stating who owns which assets and how these will be split should the relationship break down. The agreement can can also be used to communicate what responsibilities each party has, for example, with paying bills.

Separation Agreements

Many individuals who’s marriage or civil partnership has broken down may choose not to divorce for various reasons, whether that be due to culture, religion or something else. In such circumstances, a legal separation can be put in place, stating how finances will be split and making arrangements for children.

Injunction proceedings

Being a victim of domestic abuse can often make you feel alone with no way out, but this is far from the truth. Seeking support from a professional at the earliest opportunity can ensure you and your loved ones are protected.

Our empathetic team of solicitors are here to help, supporting you through injunction proceedings, such as removing and preventing your abuser from coming in contact with your home, as well as ensuring they are unable to contact you or your loved ones.

Inheritance Act claims

The loss of a loved one can undoubtedly feel heartbreaking and even more so in circumstances where you haven’t received the inheritance expected or in situations where you have been left out entirely. However, the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 is there to protect dependants in such situations.

Our solicitors can navigate you through the entire claims process, including advising on your likelihood of a successful claim.


Since 1994, our expert family lawyers at Rollits Solicitors have been guiding clients towards non-contentious approaches to resolving family law issues.

Our mediators have a strong reputation for helping clients find amicable resolutions.

Family Collaborative Law

Family collaborative law is an alternative way to achieve a decision without court litigation. During the process, the involved parties will meet with their respective solicitors in a ‘round the table’ meeting setting.

Alsion Benson is a trained collaborative lawyer, who can assist you through this type of out-of-court approach to resolving your family law matter.

Why choose our family law solicitors in York?

At Rollits, we are proud to have a friendly and welcoming team of family law solicitors in York. When you work with our team, you can be confident of receiving a fully supportive service from dedicated solicitors.

We have supported individuals facing all types of family law issues in York for over 180 years, allowing our team to have outstanding expertise, skill and knowledge. We deliver a bespoke service, taking the time to understand your needs and how we can best support you.

Our firm is a big supporter of the local community and values crafting strong relationships and connections with our clients as well as the local schools, charities, churches and social enterprises.

Our family law services’ fees

At Rollits, we offer our clients competitive fees that reflect the outstanding quality of work we provide to the York community. We aim to be completely transparent from the outset by providing a clear cost estimate before carrying out any work.

We base our legal fees depending on your situation and the level of support you require from our team.

For further details on our legal fees for assisting with family law matters, please don’t hesitate to contact a member of our team, who will take the time to understand your situation and decide on the most appropriate route moving forward.

Get in touch with our family law solicitors in York

To discuss our family law service, please get in touch with our specialist family lawyers in York. From our offices in York, we support clients in Yorkshire and the surrounding area, as well as nationally and internationally.

Call us in York on 1904 625790. Alternatively, you can fill in our contact form and one of our lawyers will get back to you.