By far the most sensitive area in any relationship breakdown is dealing with the children.

Often although there may be agreement as to where they may live, how often they should have contact with the parent with whom they are not living with can be an issue.

It is important to understand that where possible children benefit from having positive relationships with both parents. We can help you to negotiate terms of contact that are beneficial to all concerned.

If there is the imminent threat that one parent may attempt to remove the child from the other or from the school, we can assist by advising you on emergency protection that can be taken to prevent this. In some cases where the removal will be from the UK this can also be prevented if court orders are put in place.

Our solicitor is an Accredited Specialist with the Resolution in this area and can ensure that your interests as a parent are protected and that your rights and responsibilities are made clear at the outset.

We will help with

* Residence disputes

* Arrangement of Contact

* Child Maintenance agreements

* Orders to stop removal of Children

* Contact for Grandparents

* Contact for extended family

* Schooling disputes

-The Resolution - First for Family Law The Resolution Solicitors Regulation Authority


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Leeds Family Law Specialisms - Click on the links for detailed information


In order to start the Divorce either the Husband or Wife must issue the Divorce Petition through the local County Court. The taking of such action signifies that one of the parties has come to the conclusion that the marriage has ended. For detailed information on the Divorce procedure please click the link above.


One of the major concerns in any relationship breakdown is where the children will live and how contact with both parents will take place. Our Resolution accredited Solicitor will endevour to resolve children disputes with a co-operative and constructive approach. Please click the above link for detailed information.


Alongside the breakdown of a relationship there is often the question of how the famiy home will be occupied, who will be responsible for payments of the mortgage and how this will be maintained whilst final settlements are negotiated. Our Solicitor is recognised as a specialist provider of advice in this area.

Domestic Abuse

Any behaviour that you find threatening or intimidating is unacceptable and you do not have to put up with this. Our Solicitor is an accredited Resolution specialist in the area of Domestic Abuse and has represented both men and women secure protective orders to prevent such behaviour.

Unmarried Couples

Many people believe that if they have lived with each other for a number of years without marriage they have the same protection and legal rights as a married couple. However, these rights are not aquired automatically and on the breakdown of this relationship many are left without any legal protection.

Collaborative Law

The aim of the collaborative law process is to avoid going to court with the emphasis being on trying to work things out by meeting with your partner and their lawyer face to face. As your lawyer is with you throughout the process a settlement can be reached this way. Our Solicitor will be able to offer this service from November 2011.

Asian Aspects to Divorce

Our Solicitor has extensive experience dealing with clients who have married outside of the UK. We have knowledge of marriages that have taken place in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. If you are a UK citizen and you have married in one of the above countries and now want a Divorce then please click the link above for further information.

Civil Partnerships

From December 2004 it has been possible for same sex couples in the UK to register a Civil Partnership. The rights aquired by the couple entering into this arrangement are almost the same as those of a married couple. For further information on your rights in relation to financial and children matters please click the link above.

Article on Children and Divorce


When a relationship breaks down tensions often run high and there are many issues that need to be resolved. These can include the finances, the family home, Child Tax Credits and so on. However, one of the most important considerations is how to resolve matters relating to children.


Domestic Violence and Children


The effect that Domestic Abuse has on the children within any relationship has been recognised by the professionals such as GP's, Health Visitors, Solicitors and Barristers for many years. However, when a woman left her home due to the abuse suffered at the hands of her partner with her children, the common practice would be for the partner responsible for the abuse to issue an application through the Court for contact with the children.


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