We understand that you may be finding the current situation both concerning and confusing.
First and foremost, we are family lawyers and mediators, and as such we are here to help you and your family with issues that might arise whilst you are trying to deal with what is currently happening.
So, please remember, in complete confidence, and FREE of charge:
- You can call us 7 days a week from 8am-10pm to discuss any concerns that you might have about your family.
- We offer a free 20 minute consultation, which can be carried out remotely over the telephone, by email, or via online conferencing such as Skype and Zoom.
- We are happy to talk to you individually, or as a couple to try to resolve issues before they become problems.
So please, if you feel that you would like some support, or simply would like someone to talk to we are here for you.
We are here to help by providing positive outcomes for a brighter future.
Fullers Family Law are an established firm of family law solicitors St Albans with a recognised skill for handling delicate family matters, dispute resolution and other legal services to benefit the family unit.
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Our team of solicitors in St Albans, Hertfordshire know that dealing with complex and difficult family matters can be incredibly stressful and daunting, so we aim to keep the whole process as easy as possible, supporting you from start to finish. Managing the breakup of a family can be challenging, so it is important that you choose divorce solicitors who will be able to help you make the right choices for your family needs.
Our discrete office in the heart of St Albans is well established in the area, with our team exclusively specialising in matters of family law such as cohabiting couples. This allows us to offer the best legal advice for your needs, to support and guide you through problems in your family life.
Need some advice out of hours?
Our offices are staffed Monday - Friday, from 9am-5pm. However, if you need to talk to someone between 8am-10pm, 7 days a week, please call 01727 789014. We will be happy to help.
We understand that finding a solicitor that you feel understands your own specific situation can be a daunting task. So, you can book a free consultation with us here.
We have also created a series of fixed-price consultation meetings with a full ‘no questions asked’ money-back guarantee promise.
St Albans Office
We understand how upsetting it can be to consider separation of a civil partnership.
It can be difficult to know the right way through a break up when you are living together unmarried.
- What are the main elements of family law?
- My partner and I are not married; what happens if we split up?
- How long does it take for a divorce to go through?
- What happens if we cannot agree with whom the children should live?
- Do I have to attend mediation?
What are the main elements of family law?
Many people think that family law only refers to separation and divorce, but family law is much more complex than that! It covers wide range of topics including marital settlement agreement, property division, child custody, child support, pre- and post-nuptial agreements, amongst others. The most common parts of family law we deal with in St Albans are divorce, child custody and child support.
My partner and I are not married; what happens if we split up?
In the UK, the law doesn’t recognise what is often called “common law” partners. When unmarried couples split, they often have assets together. Without the legal framework that married couples have access to, good legal advice from a family law specialist is vital in achieving a fair and equitable resolution – especially if children are involved.
How long does it take for a divorce to go through?
A divorce can take between 6-8 months if not disputed. If the divorce or finances are disputed, this timescale can be much longer, depending on when such issues are resolved.
What happens if we cannot agree with whom the children should live?
The focus must always be what is in the best interests of the children. If this cannot be agreed upon, the court will decide for you. You are certainly encouraged to attend mediation before this stage.
Do I have to attend mediation?
You do not have to attend mediation if you have agreed all family and divorce matters. If you want to apply to Court relating to children or finances on a divorce matter, you will normally need to have attended mediation before making your application.