Family


CHILD CONTACT

The courts can make residence orders to decide with whom children live and contact orders to decide how often they see the other parent. We can help you to negotiate contact and make an application to court if necessary. We have won many residence cases particularly where one parent has wished to remove the children abroad or resisted such an application.

Who can help you with this...

Rosalind Blaza

 

CIVIL PARTNERSHIPS

In December 2005 the Civil Partnership Act came into force whereby same-sex couples could enter into a civil partnership similar to marriage. Those couples have similar rights as married couples on divorce so that they can seek the dissolution of the partnership through the courts and claim financial relief. We have already brought such proceedings on behalf of clients in the High Court in London.

Who can help you with this...

Rosalind Blaza

 

DIVORCE

Divorce is the legal process of ending a marriage and the ground for any divorce is that the marriage has broken down irretrievably which is proved by either adultery, unreasonable behaviour, desertion, or 2 or 5 years separation.

Here at J Garrard & Allen we will guide you through this process with the least distress. We act for both husbands and wives.

Robert Marchant brings his commercial and property experience to bear on negotiations in complex and high value cases.

Who can help you with this...

Rosalind Blaza

 

FINANCIAL ISSUES

If a separating couple can agree financial issues then we can draw up a formal agreement, a consent order if there is to be a divorce, or a separation agreement if not.

Sometimes however, financial issues cannot be agreed and it is necessary for court proceedings to be issued. We are experienced in dealing with large and small asset cases, and acting for both husbands and wives.

We also offer collaborative law or referrals to mediation.

Who can help you with this...

Rosalind Blaza