At our Portishead Office, you can find legal assistance for a variety of family law matters.
Our lawyers are experts in family and collaborative law with 80 years of combined legal experience. All of our solicitors are members of Resolution and are committed to working with you to achieve the best possible outcome through collaborative discussion, dignified negotiation, and thorough legal understanding.
Our Lawyers are proficient in many different areas of family law. We cover matters appertaining to divorce, including financial settlements, child maintenance, and pensions. We additionally deal with situations where a parent’s access to a child is in question, and with agreements including prenups and living together arrangements.
When you visit our Portishead offices, our solicitors will spend a portion of the initial meeting trying to gain a good understanding of the circumstances of your case.
Your experiences and concerns will be carefully listened to and the lawyer you are speaking with may have some questions. When they feel confident of your aims and situation, your Harbour Family Law solicitor will speak to you about the possible options open to you. They will give you a thorough run-down of each, telling you the benefits and risks of different legal avenues – it is of vital importance to us that we are open with our clients from the start.
At the end of the initial meeting, we will be able to offer an estimate of what the services offered are likely to cost. While some of our services have a fixed fee, others are charged by the time involved in working on your matter.
Harbour Family Law is an accredited practice, regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and recognised by The Law Society. It was founded in 2014 by experienced solicitor and collaborative law specialist Katy Zikking.
Our method emphasises the importance of keeping negotiations as civil and respectful as possible. This can prevent relationships from being splintered further and can support the wellbeing of theparties and any children involved in the case. We believe that, where appropriate, mediation is an excellent tool parties can use to build a map for their future. If not everything can be solved through mediation, we will strive to achieve the best possible result through negotiation with the other party and their legal team. This can be done through correspondence or face to face discussions, such as using the collaborative process. Like many family lawyers, we only recommend litigation as a last resort. This is due to the time and expense Involved In the process, and also to the strain court proceedings can put on families and children in particular. However, when court proceedings are necessary, we have a good track record of working with barristers to prepare cases that provide excellent results for our clients.Get Started Online
''Ros acted with compassion and sound advice as I navigated my way through my divorce. My ex-husband and I were keen to keep things as amicable as possible whilst completing the divorce as swiftly as we could. We achieved this through the advice and support of Ros who understood our situation and acted in the best way to achieve this. Our divorce concluded within 5 months and to this day my ex-husband and I remain good friends. I am very grateful to Ros for easing the way through a very difficult time.''
Many clients come to us for assistance in divorce and separation cases. We have a wealth of experience in this area and can help you with everything from the divorce process itself to preparation for mediation sessions to assistance in negotiating child and financial agreements.We can also assist with marriage and living together agreements. Pre nuptial and post nuptial agreements are a practical way to ensure you and your partner are on the same page in regards to the future of your finances. However, they will often only be upheld by a court if there is evidence that both parties sought legal advice and fully understood the agreement before signing it. We can provide this guidance and check that the agreement is a fair one with no hidden surprises.
Finally, if you have been harmed or threatened by a partner or if you require a court order for the safety or wellbeing of your child, we can provide fast, practical assistance. Our lawyers can help you apply to the court to ensure the safety of you and your family.
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