Family Matters

Family Matters

As a bride and groom exchange vows, nothing is further from their minds than marital breakdown – but we have to accept that these things do occur, and when they happen you need the most experienced, robust and pragmatic legal advice.

Nowadays we are increasingly seeing pre-nuptial agreements – agreed by both parties – being drawn up, and it is both reassuring and worthwhile to have such a document in place before the marriage or civil partnership. We have considerable experience in this area and you will find our advice sensitive and tactful.

Avery Emerson has a deep understanding of these issues, borne out of many years of experience in this area. We also know that at times like these nerves can be raw, but our thoughtful and sympathetic staff are here to listen carefully, explain carefully, and generate solutions.

A major factor in almost all relationship disputes relate to financial provision – be it of capital or income, or of course both. We almost always recommend negotiation as a first step. Going to court can add even more stress to what is already a fraught situation, and prove very expensive. Our staff are highly trained, and we have often come to equitable agreements without long and costly legal action.

As well as difficulties within marriage, Avery Emerson acts for civil partnerships and unmarried co-habitation issues. In fact there are no aspects of such relationships in which the firm does not have experience.

Of course there are other areas of personal relationships which need legal assistance, such as the care of children and dependents. Once again you, the client, will always find us caring, sensitive and highly professional.

These areas include:

  • Divorce, Judicial Separation & Nullity
  • Children’s Matters
  • Injunctions
  • Civil Partnerships
  • Same Sex Relationships
  • Domestic Violence
  • Pre-nuptial Agreements
  • Adoption
  • Separation Agreements
  • Maintenance
  • Financial Settlements
  • Inheritance claims