Northallerton Family Law Solicitors

When it comes to dealing with family legal issues, getting the right outcome for you and your loved ones often relies on having the right legal advice at the right time, combined with the right approach for your circumstances.

Our family lawyers have been supporting people in Northallerton and across North Yorkshire for many years, helping our clients to deal with issues such as divorce, financial settlements, arrangements for children, cohabitation and pre-nuptial agreements.

Our team are experienced in adopting the right negotiating style for your situation. We know that sometimes a sensitive, tactful approach is the best way to find a positive outcome with minimal conflict, while at other times a more hard-headed attitude is required to get the results you need.

We offer a free 30-minute consultation for all new family law clients, so you can explain your requirements and we can talk you through your legal options and how we can help.

To arrange your free initial consultation, please call our family law team now on 01845 522278 or email advice@harrowells.co.uk.

Our family law services for Northallerton residents

We offer expert legal advice and representation for family law clients in Northallerton and the surrounding area covering a wide range of family legal matters.

Divorce Proceedings

Our Northallerton divorce lawyers can guide you through every stage of divorce proceedings, helping you to bring a legal end to your marriage as quickly and smoothly as possible.

We can assist with matters including:

  • Preparing & submitting divorce petitions
  • Responding to a divorce petition
  • Divorce court proceedings
  • Applying for a decree absolute
  • Dissolution of Civil Partnerships

Divorce Finances

Whether your finances are relatively straightforward or include more complex assets, such as pensions, businesses, shares and investments, we can help you achieve a fair financial settlement. In most cases we can negotiate out-of-court divorce settlements, saving you time, money and unnecessary stress.

Our divorce lawyers can help with financial matters including:

  • Out of court financial settlements
  • Consent Orders
  • Pension Sharing Orders
  • Protecting Property and Assets
  • Child Maintenance
  • Spousal Maintenance
  • Farming divorce settlements

Arrangements for children

Sorting out arrangements for your children is often the most emotionally challenging part of divorce and separation, but our team have the skills and experience to make the process easier on you and your children while protecting their best interests and your rights as a parent.

Our family law team can assist with issues including:

  • Child custody
  • Child access
  • Parental rights & parental responsibility
  • Joint custody
  • Parental alienation
  • Relocation of children, both domestically and internationally
  • Change of name deeds

Cohabitation Agreements

If you and your partner are living together without getting married, a cohabitation agreement can give you both a sense of security and reduce the potential for conflict if your relationship ends. This is particularly worth considering if you own property together or have children, either together or from a previous relationship.

Pre-nuptial agreements & post-nuptial agreements

With many couples now getting married and re-married later in life, it is common for one or both parties to have property and other assets, as well as children from previous relationships. A pre-nuptial or post-nuptial agreement can provide security for the future, making sure there is no confusion over how your assets will be divided, where any children will live and how they will be provided for if you later separate.

Domestic abuse

If you or your children have been victims of domestic abuse, we can provide fast, effective legal solutions to protect you and your loved ones from your abuser.

Our Northallerton family law fees

We are committed to ensuring that our family law services are accessible to people from all backgrounds and all financial circumstances, so offer a number of different options for covering the cost of our legal advice and representation.

Fixed fee divorce – We offer fixed fee divorces to all new clients costing £795 if you are the petitioner or £595 if you are the Respondent (plus VAT and court fees).

Additional fixed fee family law services – We are also able to offer some other services, such as making a Consent Order or preparing a change of name deed on a fixed fee basis.

Hourly rates – For more complex family law matters, we will usually charge a pre-agreed hourly rate for our services. In such cases, all work will be agreed in advance, so you always stay in control of cost.

Legal Services Orders – For your partner to pay your legal costs.

Instalments or Delayed Payment – Allowing you to pay our fees in instalments or to delay payment until the end of your case.

Litigation Loans – Allowing you to cover our legal fees and associated costs, then repay the loan once you have secured a financial settlement.

Find out more about our fixed fees and alternate funding options.

Book your free 30-minute consultation with our Northallerton family law team

If you live in Northallerton or the surrounding area and would like to arrange a free initial consultation with our family lawyers, please get in touch by calling 01845 522278 or emailing advice@harrowells.co.uk.