For many of us, family means everything. So, if any issues arise, leading to conflict, the situation can understandably seem overwhelming. This is where the support and advice of our expert family law solicitors is essential.
At T G Baynes, our family law experts have many years of combined experience which we use to support individuals and families through a wide range of family matters.
We know just how daunting it can be to deal with a family law matter. That’s why our solicitors will take the time to understand your situation, providing straightforward advice and close personal support. You will then clearly understand the steps you need to take to achieve a positive outcome.
Our team are family law specialists, but they are also people just like you. We offer a friendly approach at what can often be a difficult time and will never confuse you with any needless legal jargon. Your case will be in the safest pair of hands.
The team at T G Baynes can provide family law advice on:
- Divorce and dissolution
- Divorce and finances
- Co-habitation agreements
- Separation agreements
- Domestic abuse and injunctions
- Children matters
- Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements
- Advice for unmarried couples
Contact our family law solicitors in Bexleyheath, Dartford and Orpington
To speak to one of our local family solicitors, or to arrange a fixed fee initial consultation to discuss our family law services, please fill in our simple enquiry form or call 020 8301 7777.
Why work with our family law solicitors?
We appreciate that everyone’s circumstances are different. Exactly what you are looking to achieve will differ from the next person.
Our family law solicitors offer a tailored service to ensure that you receive clear and professional legal advice in what can be very complex and emotionally difficult circumstances. We can ensure that your case will be handled in both a sympathetic and efficient way at all times by experienced staff.
Wherever possible, our advice will include promoting alternative dispute resolution to resolve your case, reducing conflict and the need for contentious court proceedings.
Our family law team includes members of Resolution including a Resolution Accredited Specialist. Resolution is the leading national network for legal professionals, with a commitment to promoting a constructive approach to family law matters.
As a firm, our expertise has been recognised by leading client guide The Legal 500. We have also been awarded the Lexcel accreditation by The Law Society, demonstrating our commitment to the highest standards of client care and practice management.
Our family law advice
Divorce and dissolution
The divorce process was streamlined in 2022 through the introduction of no fault divorce. Now, in England and Wales, divorcing couples are able to get divorced by simply demonstrating that their marriage has irretrievably broken down.
While the changes have simplified the general process of getting a divorce, it remains as important as ever to have the support of an expert family law solicitor. Our family law specialists will work alongside you to make sure that there are no unnecessary delays which would complicate the matter.
We can also ensure you understand the full implications of ending your marriage, including for your finances and any children you have.
When instructed, we can guide you through the process of divorce from start to finish, whether you are acting as a sole applicant or joint applicant. This includes ensuring that all the essential documentation is accurately and efficiently filed.
A very similar process will also apply if you are seeking a civil partnership dissolution.
Please note: financial and child arrangements following divorce are handled separately.
Divorce and finances
Making arrangements for your finances can often prove to be a complex process. In many cases, it can also be the cause of disputes between you and your former partner, particularly where coming to an immediate agreement proves difficult.
Our solicitors dealing with family law can work with you to help you reach a resolution that is fair to both parties, while ensuring that your best interests are firmly protected.
We provide practical advice in relation to divorce and finances, giving security for you and your family, now and in the future.
In some situations, you may be considering ending your relationship, but are not yet sure if you would like to proceed with a divorce or dissolution. This is where it may be beneficial to apply for a Separation Agreement.
A separation agreement is a legal agreement which can be made by married or unmarried couples. It is a written agreement that will set out various important practical matters, such as where you will both live, what will happen to any joint assets you own and where any children you have will live.
Our family law solicitors can advise you on the practicality of a separation agreement for your circumstances and help you to draft a bespoke document that details exactly what you would like to happen moving forward.
Domestic abuse and injunctions
Domestic abuse can come in many forms. Whatever the circumstances may be, or what your relationship may be with your abuser, it is important that you are aware of the support available to you. Our family law solicitors can help.
Our family solicitors can provide immediate advice and representation in relation to cases of domestic abuse. Our services include preparing you for obtaining a Non Molestation or Occupation Order, ensuring that you have the right protections in place for both you and your family.
Our children will always be our first priority no matter what is happening in our lives. Where you are experiencing any type of disruption to your normal family life, it may be necessary for you to make certain arrangements for your children with your former partner.
Our team can help if you need to make a simple Child Arrangements Order, Prohibited Steps or Specific Issue Order, you are looking for guidance on parental responsibility or you would like some further advice on child maintenance.
We understand how sensitive issues concerning your children can be. We will be sure to tailor our advice accordingly, making sure that your children’s best interests are protected while also upholding your rights as a parent.
Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements
Prenuptial agreements are legal agreements which you can make prior to getting married. They set out exactly how you would want your assets to be divided between you if you later separate or divorce. Postnuptial agreements work in much the same way, with the only difference being the point at which the agreement is made (post marriage).
While prenuptial agreements are not strictly legally binding, the courts will uphold their terms so long as the arrangement is considered to be fair, and both you and your partner sought out independent legal advice prior to signing.
Our family law team can help you to draft a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement from scratch, as well as to review and respond to an agreement you have been asked to sign by your partner.
Fixed fee family law appointments
We understand that the cost of accessing legal advice is often a primary concern for many of our clients. That is why we offer an initial meeting at a fixed rate where our local family law solicitors offer initial advice and discuss what the likely costs will be for your case moving forward.
We are pleased to offer the following fixed fee services, inclusive of VAT, for an initial meeting.
- Face to face or Zoom meeting of up to 1 hour - £168
- 30-minute telephone appointment - £96
Subject to certain criteria, we may be able to offer a payment plan which meets your individual circumstances. Please get in touch for further information on this.
Speak to our family law solicitors in Bexleyheath, Dartford and Orpington
To speak to one of our solicitors dealing with family law, or to arrange a fixed fee initial consultation, please fill in our simple enquiry form or call 020 8301 7777.