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Family Law

We understand that you may be going through a difficult time but when it comes to Family Law, you need a solicitor that you can trust.

Our team of Family Law Solicitors in Sheffield, Mansfield, Chesterfield, Dronfield and Nottingham can help you sort out all of your legal issues.  For more information, call us in confidence on 0330 017 6307.

What do family law solicitors do?

A family law solicitor can help you with many legal aspects including the handling legal issues such as divorce, separation, child custody and adoption as well as taking care of child custody arrangements, putting prenuptial agreements in place and even taking care of property arrangements.

We know that relationships can be complicated, so here at Banner Jones, we are here to make to things as comfortable and as convenient as possible. For more information, call us in confidence on 0330 017 6307.

How can our Family Law Solicitors help?

Before marriage

Before getting married or entering a civil relationship, you can protect your assets and finances by drawing up a prenuptial agreement. This is an agreement made by a couple before they marry concerning the ownership of their respective assets if the marriage or civil relationship should fail. For more details, see our Pre and Post Nuptial Agreements page. 

When you are living together

If you are living with a partner and not married, you can also protect your assets and finances by creating a cohabitation agreement. Again, this agreement outlines what each party is entitled to if the relationship should fail. For more information, visit our Cohabitation Law page. 

Are you considering a divorce?

If you are married and considering going your separate ways, it is vital to see if you have any grounds for divorce.  The divorce process can be highly emotional and often made more complex by differing financial circumstances. 

At Banner Jones, our experienced team of Family Law Solicitors have a wealth of experience handling the most complex cases. If you feel you have any grounds for divorce, contact our team of compassionate family law specialists in confidence on 0330 017 6307 .For more information, see our grounds for divorce page. 

Are you a victim of domestic violence?

Nobody should live in an environment filled with emotional and physical abuse. Our team of specialists can handle all aspects of domestic violence. We provide compassionate advice and are highly capable of dealing with any sensitive issues. If we feel that you are in any danger, we will take necessary action to protect you and your loved ones. For more information, see our domestic violcence page. 

How family law impacts children?

We know that a divorce or separation can have a tremendous impact on children. Our team of Family law solicitors will prioritise safety and ensure that the best possible outcome is reached for your children. For more information, see our family law and children page. 

Additional services we offer

Parental Responsibility

If you're married and have children, both parents will have parental responsibility. However, if you're unmarried and have children, the biological father may have limited parental responsibilities. In this case, it is essential to get the right support and legal advice. For more information, contact Banner Jones 0330 017 6307.

For more information, visit our parental responsibility page. 

Child Arrangement Orders

This arrangement outlines, who the child can see, spent time with and have contact with. This arrangement is often resorted to when either party cannot decide or when foster parents are involved. The Court will always make their decision based on the best interests of the child or children involved. For more information, visit our Child Arrangement Orders page. 

Grandparents Rights

As a grandparent, you don't have the right to immediate access to your grandchildren. You need to write to the Courts and request a "Contact Order". In most cases, a "Contact Order" will be granted.

What about any property?

Property and Family Law can be very complicated depending on the situation and the circumstances. Our family law solicitors can help to review your assets and assess who has the legal right to your property.

Our team of compassionate family law specialists have a wealth of experience in property settlement in a divorce or separation situation. Ownership of property can get very complicated and in some cases hostile. Our team can help to resolve this situation and reach an outcome that suits both parties.

Why choose Banner Jones Family Law Solicitors?

  • Our team of compassionate specialists are here to help you every step of the way.
  • Since 2013, Banner Jones has been recognised as a leading "UK Legal 500" firm.
  • We have a team of award-winning family law solicitors with a wealth of experience and offer excellent personal service.
  • We have specialist teams in Chesterfield, Dronfield, Mansfield, Nottingham and Sheffield.

For more information, call us in confidence on 0330 017 6307.

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We would like to thank our solicitor acting for us Richard, he did a great job and was very easy to speak to and very friendly. Extremely professional and we would use him again in the future.

Mr & Mrs S, Sheffield

Thanks for your assistance with my case, your advice has been invaluable, and I would certainly recommend Banner Jones to my family and friends.

Mr P Sheffield

Thankyou Helena Downing for all your excellent service.

Mr & Mrs W, Alfreton

The family department at Banner Jones have just completed the legal arrangements in respect of my divorce. The service I received was exemplary and I wanted to write to you to let you know this. I have been pretty constrained in relation to availability to meet and most of our business has been done over email which I appreciated. Responses have been very timely, updates provided regularly, deadlines hit and fees reasonable. I contrast this with the service provided by a large law firm in Sheffield in the early part of the year and your approach and that of your staff to customer services, in my view, sets your firm apart. Your firm came to me through personal recommendation by a friend and I shall be happy to do the same. Thank you again.

Mr C, Sheffield

Excellent service. I would recommend Banner Jones for very helpful advice.

Mrs B, Berry Hill

Exceptional service at a very reasonable cost.

Mr G, Forest Town

I would like to say a big thank you to Kate Hyland for the understanding at a very stressful time. She not only acted professionally but with great compassion. My family can not say in words how difficult a time we are having, and it means so much to have just a little kindness. No matter what the outcome today, you did a wonderful job.

Mr W, Swinton

Very pleased with the service provided. The Deed Poll process, fees etc. were all explained to me clearly by Kelly. All of the staff I dealt with were very helpful and professional. Thank you!

Miss B, Sheffield

Peter Jones is a very good solicitor, and helped and advised me to do what was best. He does not pressure you into taking his advice.

Mrs B, Boythorpe

Banner Jones Solicitors provided an excellent service in what was a slow and difficult divorce matter. The advice and persistence was very reassuring and eventually led to a good outcome.

Miss M, Chesterfield

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Frequently Asked Questions

He's got to keep a roof over our heads hasn't he?

Non-residential parents have to pay maintenance for their children; hopefully the amount can be agreed though negotiation and if not then the CSA will decide. Each case is different.   If for example the Mum and the children stay in the family home then she may relinquish her claims over any other assets such as pension and savings in return.

How soon can I file for Divorce?

There is a 12 month barring rule which means you can start the divorce process after being married for 1 year. In England you can get divorced if your marriage has broken down irretrivably, usually proved by allegations of adultery or unreasonable behaviour, or if there has been 2 years' of continously living apart.

My aunt only has one bank account. Can I deal with this on her behalf?

If the bank allows, it is possible for your aunt to name you as a third party on her bank account. This will allow you to withdraw funds and sign cheques on her behalf. We can help your aunt complete the mandate form required to put this in place.

What am I entitled to in a divorce? Can she take me for every penny?

No.  Sometimes it may feel as though this has happened. The aim when sharing out matrimonial assets is to be fair.  Both spouses have to make full disclosure about their assets and debts before any decisions can be made about distribution, trying to hide anything won't work.  Factors which are important when sharing out the assets include the current and future needs of each spouse and any dependent children; the length of marriage and the age, earning capacity and contributions of each party.

Will I lose touch with my children?

Your aim should be that both parents still play an active part in the raising of the child/children.  Usually parents sort this out amongst themselves, although if there are problems mediation can be a good way to resolve this.  Going to Court should always be the last resort where children are involved.

Will we have to go to Court during our divorce?

No, getting a divorce should be an administrative excersise only and there are many options open to you that avoid going to Court.

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