Family and Relationships

In today’s modern world, there is no such thing as an ‘average’ family or ‘normal’ relationship. You may be married, living together, or separated. Children, step-children or adopted children are perhaps living with you or living elsewhere. Grandparents or other family members may also be involved. Whatever your situation, we can provide you with tailored advice that offers you peace of mind and security moving forward.

Our award-winning and specialist family law lawyers have in-depth knowledge of all aspects of family law and provide sympathetic legal advice to ensure that the practical implications of your circumstances are dealt with appropriately. We can advise on financial and property matters, but we never lose sight of the fact that although practical issues need to be resolved, feelings and emotions are just as important.

At Farnfields, we use plain English – not legal jargon. We will explain everything in a way that is clear and easy to understand. All our solicitors are members of Resolution: we promote an approach to family law that is sensitive, constructive, cost-effective and most likely to result in an agreement.

We offer a free 30-minute consultation and will explain the costs and timescales involved, upfront, so you always know what to expect.

If you are looking for confidential and friendly family law lawyers in Dorset, Wiltshire or Somerset, contact us today and speak to an experienced family law solicitor or have a read of our Divorce or Separation Leaflet.

Relationship Breakdown

If your relationship has broken down and you are thinking about the next step to take, it is helpful...

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Living Together

More and more couples are choosing to live together and share their lives without getting married. W...

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Family Law for the Armed Forces

If your relationship breaks down there are several practical implications to consider, especially wh...

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Collaborative Law

Collaborative law is a relatively new process for dealing with family disputes and can be cheaper an...

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Financial Settlements

Deciding to end a relationship is never an easy decision. And whether you are going through a separa...

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Prenuptial Agreements

Planning a wedding is an exciting time – and also a time when you start thinking about your long-t...

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Domestic Abuse

If you are in a relationship that is not working for you, either because you feel threatened or are ...

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Change of Name

If you decide to change your name, Farnfields can help you to do this legally and properly with a fi...

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For grandparents who are caught in the middle of a relationship breakdown, it can be very distressin...

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If you decide to adopt a child, either in the UK or from overseas, having expert legal advice is key...

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Arrangements for Children

When a relationship breaks down and children are involved, your main concern will be their wellbeing...

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Useful Links and Organisations

Below are some useful links to website that you may find helpful: Adoption UK Army Families Federati...

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