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What is family law?

Our difference

At Rayden Solicitors, we have an unrivalled reputation for providing a professional service with outstanding results. We specialise exclusively in family law, so you know that you will be getting truly expert advice to support you at what can be a difficult time. We put our clients at the heart of everything we do.

We understand that if your family is faced with the challenge of separation emotions run high, especially when there are children involved. However, we have the knowledge and expertise to clarify every little detail and make complicated situations less confusing − enabling you to see clearly and make informed choices.

We understand that the fear of the unknown is one of the biggest worries after separation. We take time to listen to your concerns, your needs and your objectives. As family law specialists, we will provide you with the information that you need so that a positive future becomes apparent and any fears are dispelled.

Our focus is on you, providing you with the clarity, confidence and commitment reflected in our core values.

Which areas come under family law?

Family law is diverse and covers a large range of family matters in which you will need expert legal advice and someone to communicate succinctly on your behalf. At Rayden Solicitors we practice family law exclusively, so we know every specific aspect.

Although family law can be wide-ranging, there are three main areas – children, relationships and finance.

This range of areas includes:

Issues affecting children, such as:

Child arrangements (custody)
We will help you come to an agreement that is fair to you, your partner and most importantly, your children.

The legal rights, duties and responsibilities of a parent
Establishing parenting responsibility is a legal issue and therefore needs family law legal expertise.

Children’s rights and protection
We make sure that children’s rights are protected and upheld in order to safeguard the child from harm.

Adoption by a step-parent
Happily blended families are common and if a child sees the step-parent as their de facto parent, the step-parent may want to take parental responsibility.

Family relationships, including:

Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements
Sadly, around 42% of marriages in England and Wales end in divorce. Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements will protect your property and finances in case a marriage or civil partnership breaks down. We will advise you how best to write one and how to secure the best situation, if needed.

Domestic violence
Legal advice is paramount if you have experienced domestic violence or face allegations from a partner. We can support you with legal arrangements to keep you and your children safe.

The breakdown of your relationship is distressing so at Rayden Solicitors we aim to support you and minimise stress. Our work includes untangling your shared assets and property rights.

Unmarried couples’ legal rights
Contrary to popular belief, unmarried couples have very little protection under English law − we will be able to guide you through any questions you have.

What we do

We promise to work tirelessly to find the right solution for you. Despite categorising areas within family law − no two cases are the same − we will tailor our services to your specific needs, requirements and individual preferences.

We also work flexibly, so that we can meet or talk to you wherever and whenever is best for you. Our team approach means that you will always be able to talk to someone about your case. A partner will oversee your case and provide you with a clear strategy. This flexibility and approach, combined with our clear pricing policy and regular monthly statements, mean that you will benefit from competitive rates.

Rayden Solicitors is also committed to equality and diversity and in doing so supports and advises all members of our community.

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