Children & family law

Children, whose parents are separating, will undoubtedly be worried about how their lives will change. They will typically worry about where they will live and how often they will see their other parent. We can help you formulate answers to these difficult questions,  advise you on how to work with the other parent and, will provide you with helpful literature to support you and your family through this difficult time.

We always encourage parties to try and resolve any differences they have regarding their children without the need for Court intervention. Unfortunately, this is not always possible so, where necessary, we will advise, support and represent you in court.

As well as practical issues of where the children will live, with whom and when, financial issues often also need to be resolved. We can advise you on child maintenance and other money related issues (housing and/or care allowance) that inevitably arise on family breakdown. This can apply whether you are married to the other parent or not.

How our family law solicitors can help you:

Next Steps

Contact our family team for an initial, no obligation, consultation on 01732 747900 or

Meet the team

Toni Gladstone


Matthew Aves

Partner, Family Mediator & Team Leader

A client comments: "I experienced a high level of customer service throughout my dealings with the firm and any issues or problems I had were dealt with efficiently and expeditiously."

Chambers & Partners 2020

Matthew Aves is an experienced litigator as well as being a trained mediator, with particular experience in handling cohabitee disputes and Schedule 1 Children Act applications. He is praised for his “strong, clear and thoughtful advice.”

Chambers & Partners, 2019

Thank you very much. Needless to say how much I do appreciate you for your understanding & dealing with the issue professionally.

A recent client