Family Law & Divorce

If you’re facing divorce or separation, it’s difficult to know where to turn for advice. You may be feeling confused, distressed and anxious about what the future holds. As one of North Devon’s most experienced teams of family law solicitors, we offer specific, tailored advice and strive to keep the emotional and financial costs to a minimum, with a view to resolving matters without stressful and expensive court proceedings.

If you are married and considering divorcing or unmarried and co-habiting or in a civil partnership dispute or need help in making arrangements for children, our divorce solicitors use tact and empathy, all in the strictest confidence to advise you on your options.

Divorce and Relationship Breakdown

When you are going through something as important as a divorce or separation, you need a solicitor that works with you to provide the right advice. Our experienced family law solicitors adopt sympathetic yet a conciliatory manner to ensure your interests are protected.

Contact your local office in Barnstaple, Bideford, Braunton or Ilfracombe to make an appointment for a FREE no obligation initial discussion with one of our Family Law Solicitors.







Assets and finance

Our solicitors and legal team can advise on division of property, assets, pensions and payment of maintenance, as well as draft Orders dealing with these aspects in the event of agreement being reached, without the need for anyone having to go to Court. By far the majority of our separation cases are resolved in this way.

Contact your local office in Barnstaple, Bideford, Braunton or Ilfracombe to make an appointment for a FREE no obligation initial discussion with one of our Family Law Solicitors.

Children & Childcare

On separation, many families need assistance in making arrangements for children, whether it is where the child or children should live with or how often they should see each parent. We can help with these matters as well as advise in relation to emergency situations where necessary.

We also offer expert advice in situations where the Local Authority becomes involved and, for example, where the authority applies for the removal of children from their parent(s) under a Care Order. With our specialist Law Society Children Panel Members, we can help with the situation before or after any proceedings are started.

Contact your local office in Barnstaple, Bideford, Braunton or Ilfracombe to make an appointment for a FREE no obligation initial discussion with one of our Family Law Solicitors.

Co-habitation/living together and Pre-Nuptial Agreements

A Pre-nuptial agreement can minimise argument and avoid dispute in the event of relationship breakdown. Such agreements can be very cost effective in avoiding disputes or Court proceedings altogether. Recent Court decisions have underlined the increasing importance of Pre-Nuptial Agreements, in particular as a way of avoiding future litigation.

Pre-marital / pre-nuptial agreements are a potentially stressful and complex area of family law. Make an appointment for a FREE no obligation discussion with one of our solicitors with experience and understanding of the key issues.

Domestic Abuse

Where protection from harassment, violence or threats of violence is needed for you or where there is a disagreement about who continues to live in the family home we can provide the best practical Legal Advice and if necessary apply for an injunction to oust a Partner from the family home.

Contact your local office in Barnstaple, Bideford, Braunton or Ilfracombe to make an appointment for a FREE no obligation initial discussion with one of our Family Law Solicitors.

Separation, divorce and civil partnership dissolutions

Our Family Law Solicitors provide separation and divorce advice across the North Devon region from our offices in Barnstaple, Bideford, Braunton and Ilfracombe. We can assist in the preparation of formal agreements or divorce/civil partnership Petitions. It is essential that such documents are carefully drafted from the outset to ensure correct content and procedure.

Contact your local office in Barnstaple, Bideford, Braunton or Ilfracombe to make an appointment for a FREE no obligation initial discussion with one of our Family Law Solicitors.