Family Law Solicitors and Divorce Lawyers in Barking, Grays and Romford, East London, Essex
Can I get a divorce?
You should be able to get a divorce or dissolve the civil partnership if you have been married or been in a civil partnership for more than one year, and your marriage or civil partnership has broken down for any of the five legal reasons.
How much will a divorce cost?
Your divorce lawyer will be able to tell you whether you are entitled to Legal Aid. If you are not entitled to Legal Aid we will be able to give you an idea of the likely cost of the divorce. We offer a fixed fee 30 minutes meeting at £50 plus VAT.
How long will a divorce take?
A straight-forward divorce normally takes between 4 and 6 months.
What about the money, the home and seeing the children?
Your family law solicitor will be able to explain simply what is involved and how you go about making your arrangements. Our aim will be to try and reach an amicable divorce settlement, but if this is not possible, to advise you on an application to the Court. We can also help to draw up a separation agreement if you do not wish to go to court. We can also, where appropriate, refer you to a mediator to assist you and your partner reaching agreement.
My partner and I were never married.
You still need to make arrangements, especially if you have children or own property together or have a potential claim against your partner's property. Your family law solicitor will be able to explain your options.
My partner is violent towards me. What can I do?
The court can protect you and can also order your partner to leave home. Your family law solicitor can act quickly where you or your children are in danger or there is a risk of your child being abducted.
I have no money. Can I get maintenance?
We will assist you in trying to reach an agreement with your former partner, but where this is not possible, we can advise either on a maintenance application through the courts or advise you about applying to the Child Support Agency.
Is your case about care or adoption of children?
If you are involved in any way in a case about children who have been or might be taken into care by Social Services, or adopted, we can help and we also have a specialist team of Child Care and Adoption Lawyers. Click on the link for further details.
Disagreements about who the children live with, or the arrangements to see a parent they are not living with.
These problems, usually known as disputes about residence or contact, are quite common. We can advise and represent you. It is often best for the children if you can sort out these disputes by agreement. We know sometimes this is not possible, and in these cases we will negotiate with the other person involved or argue the case in court.
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I am about to marry or live with someone or enter into a civil partnership. Can I protect my legal position?
We can assist in drawing up a pre-nuptial agreement or a cohabitation agreement.
Why choose Sternberg Reed as my divorce lawyer or family law solicitor?
We hold four independent accreditations for the quality of our service and are regularly audited to make sure that our standards remain high. We have in our team of family law solicitors, members of the Resolution, formerly the Solicitors Family Law Association, two accredited Specialists with Resolution.
Who can I contact?
We can help you.
Need an appointment?
You can speak directly to one of the Partners on their direct line or email them as follows:
Andrew Crossley can assist with financial issues arising out of divorce or separation. It may be possible to make arrangements for you to be seen outside office hours or outside the office premises if this is more convenient. Please contact Andrew if you wish to discuss this with him.
020 8532 7022 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Soulla Kokkinos can assist on general family matters.
020 8532 7025 or email@example.com
Alternatively, please ring our main number:
020 8591 3366 and ask for an appointment in the new client family diary or click on the icon to complete the on-line form.