Family Solicitors for Police
We understand that the nature of police work can put extraordinary pressure on family life and you need advice to ensure that your family related issues are resolved as quickly, and efficiently as possible.
Our family solicitors are able to provide you with unrivalled expert advice on all family law matters including divorce and separation, resolving finances, child arrangements and cohabitation issues.
We have an exceptional legal team who have significant experience in advising police officers and are ready to assist you every step of the way. Our solicitors have expert knowledge of police pensions, shift patterns and police pay and will be able to advise you on how best to achieve the outcome that will best suit the needs of you and your family.
We offer a free initial appointment with a solicitor to discuss your matter. If you instruct us, we provide a 10% discount on all of our hourly rates for police officers and have also created a series of fixed-price consultation meetings with a no questions asked money-back guarantee promise.
Divorce and Separation
When any relationship breaks down it can be difficult, especially if the stresses of your profession have caused tension within your marriage.
We understand that you may now be left with feelings of uncertainty about your financial position, and concerns about how your divorce could affect your life moving forward, including your police pension. Due to the nature of a police pension and the large contributions that police officers make towards their pension, it is an asset that needs careful consideration upon the breakdown of a relationship.
There are numerous ways in which courts can deal with police pensions, including:
- Pension sharing: This is the most common option. This is where pension funds are transferred or split between the two of you, creating two separate pension schemes.
- Offsetting: This is where your former spouse does not receive a share of your pension but instead receives a larger proportion of the other available capital.
- Deferred lump sum: This is an order requiring you to pay a proportion of the lump sum that you receive upon retirement to your spouse.
- You each retain your own pensions. This is dependent upon the values of your pensions and the other assets in the marriage.
We’ll take the time to understand the matters involved to provide you with bespoke advice tailored to your specific needs and objectives.
When couples separate, they often struggle to make decisions and come to agreements on how their children should be cared for moving forward. This can be all the more difficult to resolve when one or both parents carry out shift work. We understand the impact that shift work may have on spending time with your children and can provide expert guidance and advice about the best way to approach arrangements that work for the whole family.
We always try and encourage parents to reach an agreement on issues regarding their children where possible, as an agreement that has been formed between the two parties usually has a greater chance of working in the longer term.
However, if you and your former partner are unable to reach an agreement between you then our solicitors can assist you to reach an amicable resolution.
Where this is not possible, it may be necessary to resolve matters through the courts. If this is the case, our solicitors will be able to forumlate an effective strategy to achieve the best possible outcome for your family, taking into account the nature of your work and how this may impact upon any arrangements that are put in place.
In some cases, couples who have been living with each other for an extended period of time believe they have rights similar to that of married couples, however their rights differ significantly from couples who are legally married.
You may wish to consider a formal cohabitation agreement before you move in together, which will set out what will happen to your property and shared assets if you were to separate.
You also can opt to put in place a cohabitation agreement at any time after you have moved in together.
How to get in contact
We understand that finding a solicitor that you feel understands your own specific situation can be a daunting task. For a free initial discussion and a no-obligation quote, get in touch with us today by simply calling us on 01234 343134 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and a member of our team will get back to you.
We can help clients remotely from our network of offices across the country.
Fixed Fee Divorce
When you are getting divorced it can feel as if you are surrounded by uncertainty; over the child and parenting arrangements, where you will live, what you will get or pay in spousal maintenance, or how best to split any finances and assets. With a fixed fee divorce, the stress is reduced to give you the confidence to start creating a new future for yourself and your family.
Did you know… mediation allows you and your former partner to explore ideas about what your future may look like after separating and find common ground, without the anxiety of court proceedings, which could potentially save you time, money and of course stress?
When trying to reach a divorce financial settlement with your ex-partner it can be hard to know where to start. Our family law solicitors can help you understand your rights and options so you can secure a divorce financial settlement that meets your needs.
When you are separating or divorcing, the priority for you as a parent is to sort out the arrangements for your children. You want to do the best for your children in what can be an emotionally challenging and testing time.
We understand that when relationships break down, life can become difficult. We know that thinking about a separation can be very upsetting and disruptive.
We understand that if you are unmarried and your relationship breaks down you may be confused about the best way forward.
If you are experiencing domestic violence or abuse, we understand that you will be upset, and might find it difficult to discuss what is happening to you.
Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) offers family clients creative and flexible ways to put an end to their differences, without the added cost, delay and stress of going to court.
We advise on high net worth divorce and family arrangements. Our specialist family solicitors have the expertise and experience to help you resolve family law issues where there is high net worth, international connections, or a public profile to safeguard.
If you are not getting to see your grandchildren our family law solicitors can help you understand your legal rights and explore ways to make sure that you can get to see more of your grandchildren.
Whether you need spousal maintenance, or you are being asked to financially support your ex-wife or husband, spousal maintenance can be an emotive topic and a hard area to resolve.
Pensions on divorce need careful consideration whether you are nearing retirement or have some time to go before you plan to stop working. We recommend that you seek expert legal settlement advice from specialist family law solicitors so you understand your pension options on divorce and how best to achieve a fair divorce financial settlement.
Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreements
If you are planning on getting married you should think about signing a prenuptial agreement. You do not need to have significant wealth to benefit from securing the peace of mind and security a prenuptial agreement provides.
Together We Part Service
We are often asked by couples who are separating whether they can both have the same solicitor. They know that they need legal advice on some of the issues arising from their separation, whether it be finance or children. But they are afraid that involving lawyers on each side will lead to increased conflict and drawn-out disputes, as well as to significant costs.
Family Solicitors For NHS Staff
Nobody ever expects to have family problems, but when they do occur you will want somebody to help you resolve them, swiftly and amicably.
Military Divorce Solicitors
When you are in the military, there may be added pressures involved that could potentially lead to a breakdown of the relationship. Although the legal process of divorce is the same, there are often more complexities involved, such as military pensions, complex child arrangements and matters regarding child or spousal maintenance.