We are a specialist firm of family lawyers in Bristol, Portishead & Clevedon. We have a commitment to helping individuals achieve a dignified, respectful resolution to their separation, divorce or dissolution.

Divorce

Harbour Family Law are Divorce Lawyers in Portishead & Bristol. We help resolve agreements for individuals who are going through divorce or dissolution.

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Financial Settlements

Financial Settlements You and your spouse, partner or civil partner may have assets – property, savings, investments, pensions – which will need to be considered upon your separation. You may own a business either on your own, with others, or together with your spouse or partner. How will these be divided? What is fair? What...

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Dissolution of Civil Partnerships

The dissolution of a Civil Partnership can be started after the first year of the Civil Partnership has elapsed, on the grounds that the Civil Partnership has irretrievably broken down. This can be evidenced by one of four facts: Unreasonable behaviour Desertion Living apart for 2 years with the consent of the other party Living...

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Separation Deeds

If you are separating from your husband or wife or civil partner, but do not feel that you can begin the formal process of divorce or civil dissolution (perhaps due to personal circumstances), then you may wish to consider entering into a Separation Deed. This would confirm the financial agreement you have reached at the...

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Children Issues

If you are a parent who is separating, you will need to consider how you or the other parent is going to continue their relationship with your child. How often will they see them? Where will the contact take place? Should there be overnight staying contact? How will the holidays be dealt with? Can you...

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Pre-nuptial Agreements & Post-nuptial Agreements

If you are planning to marry your partner, you may wish to consider a pre-nuptial agreement. A pre-nuptial agreement sets out your views and your partner’s views on how you both wish to deal with your financial arrangements during the marriage and in the event that the marriage breaks down in the future. Where one...

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Change of Name Deeds

You or your child may wish to change your surname for a variety of reasons. You may be newly divorced and wish to adopt a new surname, other than your maiden name. Your child may need to alter their surname in light of changing family circumstances, for example by the use of a double-barrelled surname....

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Living Together Agreements

If you are intending to move in with your partner or you are already living with a partner, you may wish to consider a Living Together Agreement. This will formalise the financial relationship you have between you in relation to your property and your finances. For example, if you own your own property in your...

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Injunctions

An injunction is a court order that a named person should or should not do something. Usually, in family law, people want injunctions against a husband, wife or partner. However, we may be able to apply for an order against anyone in your family, or with whom you have had a close relationship, who has...

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