Family Law Solicitors
Legal matters involving your family can be detrimental and disruptive to all aspects of your life. Specialist advice from a family law solicitor can make handling such situations more straightforward and reduce stress levels.
No matter your circumstances, our team can support you through your family law matter. Collectively, the team has a wealth of expertise assisting all types of clients facing all levels of issues. This includes more complex situations, such as where there are high value assets involved.
At Rollits, our family law solicitors in Hull and York care about you and your family. We are dedicated to providing a supportive service, so will take the time to understand your needs and the surrounding circumstances. This allows us to provide completely personalised family legal advice to help you navigate the trauma of relationship breakdown and family crisis and help you to identify the best way forward through difficult times to get you the outcome you are looking for.
Providing solutions based on sound legal knowledge, extensive real life experience and common sense, we aim to provide stability, clarity and control during times of personal crisis.
Rollits responded promptly to my request for help and then set about providing the information and assistance I needed in a very timely manner.The UK Legal 500, 2023 edition
Rollits’ teams in both York and Hull have excellent reputations for providing a professional service whilst conducting their clients’ cases with rigour and tenacity.The UK Legal 500, 2020 edition
Our family law expertise
All members of the Rollits’ team of family law solicitors are specialists. The team has extensive expertise in complex business and personal financial arrangements, with the ability to draw on a wealth of experience from across the firm’s leading commercial, pensions and private capital teams.
Our specialist family solicitors have expertise in a full range of matters, including:
- Divorce and separation advice
- Civil partnership advice
- Financial issues
- Children and parenting arrangements
- Prenuptial agreements
- Postnuptial agreements
- Cohabitation agreements
- Separation agreements
- Injunction proceedings
- Inheritance Act claims
- Family collaborative law
Get in touch with our family law solicitors today
To discuss your family law requirements, please get in touch with our specialist family lawyers. From our offices in both Hull and York, we support clients in the region and the North, as well as across the rest of the UK.
Our family law services
Going through a divorce or separation can be a daunting experience. There are often many matters involved, including applying for the conditional and final order and helping with financial and child arrangements.
Our Yorkshire family solicitors can guide you through divorce proceedings, ensuring you follow the process correctly, so no delays occur. We can further assist with non-confrontational approaches to financial settlements and childcare arrangements.
Our divorce and separation solicitors can support you with:
- Initiating divorce proceedings
- Responding to divorce applications
- Divorce financial settlements
- Childcare arrangements
When entering or dissolving a civil partnership, having advice and guidance from a solicitor can help to smooth the process.
Our solicitors will advise you on the full implications of entering a civil partnership and the things you should consider, such as making a pre-civil partnership agreement. Should you already be in a civil partnership, but the relationship has broken down, our solicitors can guide you through the process of initiating a civil partnership dissolution.
Financial matters can be a significant source of stress, especially when going through a separation or dealing with its aftermath. Making sure you achieve a fair division of finances and have the financial support you and any children need is essential.
Our family lawyers will encourage you to attempt financial resolution methods through amicable alternative dispute resolution (ADR). Should court litigation be better suited for your situation, we have a strong track record of success.
Where parents divorce or separate and have children together, it will be necessary to make arrangements about where the children will primarily live and when they will see the non-resident parent.
Our family law team can help you and your partner come to a voluntary arrangement through private negotiation or mediation. Should you be unable to arrange an amicable solution, we can assist with applying to the court for a child arrangements order.
Our child and parenting arrangements solicitors can assist with matters including:
- Voluntary child arrangements
- Child arrangements orders
- Specific issue orders
- Prohibited steps orders
When you marry or enter into a civil partnership, your finances become combined, known as a financial union. Should you divorce or dissolve your partnership in the future, this can have a detrimental impact. A prenuptial agreement can be used to protect your assets and financial interests.
Our prenuptial solicitors can advise you on the benefits and limitations prenuptial agreements have. Should you and your partner decide to enter into an agreement, we can assist with stating your financial position and crafting a robust prenuptial agreement that protect your finances should the marriage come to an end.
A postnuptial agreement provides the same protections as a prenuptial agreement, but can be made after your wedding. They can be used where you did not have a prenup or where your circumstances have changed, meaning the original agreement is no longer suitable.
Our family lawyers will be happy to advise on the process for making a postnuptial agreement, including negotiating the terms, drafting the agreement for you and reviewing any agreement you have been asked to sign by your spouse.
When you move in with your partner, unlike married couples, you have limited rights towards each other’s property without a Will or cohabitation agreement. A cohabitation agreement can be put in place to protect your financial interests.
Our solicitors in Hull and York can help draft a cohabitation agreement, ensuring your financial position is clearly set, and your interests and those of any children are protected should the relationship break down.
Some married couples may wish to separate but not divorce for a number of reasons, including religion. A separation agreement sets out a number of factors, including finances and child arrangements.
Our separation agreement solicitors at Rollits understand how complicated these matters can be and strive to provide proficient advice to carefully guide you through the process of finding a suitable agreement, ensuring your finances are protected.
If you have suffered domestic violence from a family member or partner, it is possible to have an injunction put in place to prevent them from coming into close proximity to you, helping to protect you and your loved ones.
Our solicitors understand how sensitive these matters can be. We can assist with applying for an injunction, as well as providing a helping hand should an injunction be breached.
Our solicitors can assist with obtaining:
- Non-molestation orders
- Occupation orders
If you were financially provided for by an individual who has now passed away but you have not been financially provided for in their Will or under the rules of intestacy, you might be eligible to make an Inheritance Act claim.
Our solicitors recognise how upsetting it can be not being left a suitable inheritance or being left out entirely. We can advise on whether you are eligible to claim under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 and the likelihood of success. Our solicitors can then support you through the entire claims process.
Since 1994, Rollits’ family law team have used mediation to strategically approach family law matters. Our team will carefully guide you through the process, making sure conflict is kept to a minimum. In our experience, mediation is a very effective method for resolving a wide range of family law matters quickly and cost-effectively.
Collaborative law is a non-confrontational approach to family law matters, where clients will aim to navigate their situation by finding a mutually agreed outcome. Having the guidance of a solicitor is prudent during this time to ensure you receive the best possible outcome for your interests.
Our team are dedicated to providing tactical out of court approaches to family law matters. We do this through methods of alternative dispute resolution (ADR). Many members of the team are a part of Resolution, an organisation connecting family lawyers who are dedicated to removing unnecessary conflict from family law matters.
Why choose our family lawyers in York and Hull?
When you choose to work with the family law team at Rollits, you can be certain to receive tailored advice from friendly and approachable solicitors that always have your best interests at heart. The team take the time to carefully understand your situation and needs and has extensive experience in guiding clients through the transition that will be needed to develop a workable ongoing future relationship as parents if children are involved. Whilst you might feel very uncertain about your future, with the support of our divorce solicitors, you will feel confident to make decisions that work and are right for you.
Rollits has over 180 years of expertise in legal matters, including family law. Should you choose to work with the team, you’ll benefit from extensive knowledge and skill, with our solicitors providing personalised advice with the utmost sensitivity to your circumstances. We will be certain to keep you fully informed about the progress of your case, answering any queries or worries you may have.
Our family law service fees
Our fees are transparent and competitive, reflecting our quality of legal services. We make sure our clients are aware of the costs from the outset, with these being tailored to the level of legal expertise and support needed to secure the right outcome for you.
To discuss our family law fees today, please get in touch using the contact details below. We can offer an accurate estimate of your legal fees based on your circumstances.
Get in touch with our family law solicitors in York and Hull
To discuss your family law needs, please get in touch with our specialist family lawyers. From our offices in both Hull and York, we support clients in the region and the North, as well as across the rest of the UK.