Family law solicitors that put your family first

At Foys, our family law solicitors understand the importance of legal family matters and the sensitivities of family disputes, especially where children are involved. We are committed to ensuring the best outcome for you and your family.

Family law at Foys Solicitors consists of three main areas: matrimonial,  child matters and financial arrangements. Within this falls areas such as child abuse or neglect, divorce, domestic violence, children legal issues such as guardianship.

A more complete list can be found below and also in our family law services section.

Family law today

We live in unprecedented times. The daily pressure faced by families and individuals caused by lifestyle restrictions, peer pressure and economic uncertainty, has driven some to breaking point. Perhaps the most visible effect of this pressure has been in the growth of mental health issues within the younger age groups, although not exclusively so. With parents beset with their own problems, such as increased cost of living due to inflationary pressures and possibly employment issues, the additional pressure of problems with children can end up being the breaking point.

The most immediate impact of this may be found within spousal relationships. As tensions grow, relationships deteriorate, sometimes to the point of abuse or even domestic violence. 2020 and 2021 saw a considerable rise in domestic abuse and violence cases, as well as separations and divorce. Naturally, this can have an even bigger impact on the metal state of any children involved, often leading to their own bad behaviour at home, anti-social behaviour outside the home, depression and in the worst cases, suicide.

Family law solicitors at Foys Solicitors, are very aware of the social trends causing problems within families. While we may not be social welfare councillors, our goal when clients come to us, is to be as empathic and sympathetic as we can, and not project a cold legal face to the disputing couples. We also understand that reconciliation, a preferable outcome, isn’t always possible where family and matrimonial disputes are concerned. We’d like to see couples and their families resolve their differences amicably wherever possible, but whatever the requirement, clients can rest assured that we will work to achieve the best outcome for both parties possible.

Why would you consider using a family law solicitor?

Hopefully, most people won’t need the services of our family law team, as they will enjoy a happy and stable family life. However, cases of family disagreements, issues with family estates when a loved one has died, divorce, domestic abuse and child support issues have all seen considerable increases in recent times. The pandemic period saw a significant increase in domestic abuse cases that required sensitive treatment.

Many families will try to resolve matters themselves, which is obviously preferable. But in some cases, professional help is required and advised.  Often times, mediation is recommended, as this can avoid expensive legal cases between the parties concerned, as it allows each side to present their position and with the help of a skilled family mediator, hopefully come to a more agreeable outcome that avoids much of the unpleasantness and stress associated with full blown legal action. This is especially important where children are concerned as the disposition and demeanour of the parents during such a contentious and stressful time can have a serious negative impact on any children involved.

Family law matters require specialist assistance and a lot of empathy

Family law can be complex as it covers a wide range of legal issues that address different matters. Therefore, it is important to understand the details involved in order to ensure the outcome you desire. We understand the stress and confusion such issues may cause, therefore, our experienced family team takes a sensitive approach to help you understand the legalities. We will support you through the difficult times and on your journey to securing a better future for you and your loved ones.

Any family disagreement, divorce, or child guardianship matters are likely to be hugely stressful on the family concerned. It is always of prime focus to ensure that the parties involved are made to feel safe; your welfare comes first. This means that our family law practitioners would not look to create additional stress, treating both sides with sensitivity and empathy through the process.

Our family team can advise and assist you with the following:

  • Divorce
  • Collaborative law
  • Civil partnerships
  • Separation agreements
  • Premarital agreements
  • Cohabitation agreements
  • Financial matters
  • Domestic abuse and injunctions
  • Children’s legal matters
  • Change of name

For more information regarding how we can help you, check out our recently updated ‘Family Law Solicitors‘ page. Here, we dive deeper into the areas of family law that we cover.

Contact Foys Solicitors for sound advice on family law today

To book an initial free consultation or to find out more about our family law services, call Foys’ family law solicitors on 01302 327136 to book your FREE initial consultation. Alternatively, you can send us a message via our Contact Form.