If your civil partnership has broken down and you are considering dissolution, it is important to get the right legal advice at an early stage in order to protect your interests and ensure the best possible arrangements for the future of your family. Mooney Everett Solicitors provides advice on all aspects of family law from our offices in Ormskirk.
As long as you have been in your partnership for one year, you can apply to court to show that your relationship has ‘irretrievably broken down’ in a process that is similar to divorce.
You and your partner may need to agree financial arrangements for the future. This could include payment of a lump sum or regular maintenance. You may also need to agree the sharing of property and pensions. If you have children, you may need help to negotiate agree arrangements for where they will live and how often they will see each of you.
The experienced family law team at Mooney Everett will be at your side at every step, to give you sound legal advice that you can rely on. As an alternative to going through the courts, we offer the opportunity to use collaborative law, where we can assist you and your partner to come to a fair and mutual agreement on your finances and arrangements for children.
We can advise you on:
- adopting a child;
- applying for divorce;
- arrangements for your children;
- changing a name;
- collaborative law;
- domestic violence;
- agreeing to a financial settlement;
- making a cohabitation agreement; and
- making a prenuptial agreement.
At Mooney Everett we explain things in plain English, free of any jargon. We will discuss all the options with you, outlining the costs involved from the outset, and we make sure that you are kept informed regularly.