Catherine Fee & Co has years of experience working in and dealing with all aspects of family law. When family law issues arise it can be a difficult time for all involved, especially if there are children in the picture. We understand the need for a smooth process that a solution is reached as quickly and as sensitively as possible.
Family law is a complex area of the legal system and throughout our experience, we have learned that no two cases are the same. We take a personalised approach to every case that we deal with, consulting our clients on the legal rights and obligations based on the individual, unique situation. Our skilled family law solicitors have handled numerous cases throughout our years in business, always operating in a professional and respectful manner.
We have considerable experience working with all aspects of family law including:
Dissolution of Civil Partnerships
Child Welfare Applications
Pensions on Separation/Divorce
Barring Protection & Safety Orders
In family situations, a satisfactory outcome for both parties is preferred but the needs of our client are always our number one priority. We appreciate that family law can be a very sensitive area and at Catherine Fee & Co, our family law solicitors operate and treat our clients with the utmost respect and confidentiality.
Do I need a family law solicitor?
Not all family issues will require a solicitor. For example, some parents may be able to decode on custody and access without the need for a formal agreement, In other situations, however, a relationship can be frayed and tense and this is when having a family law solicitor can ease the process and ensure that each party involved is acting accordance with the law.
Will I have to go to court?
Again, certain situations can be settled out of court. If both parents or parties involved can agree on the conditions of the settlement with their solicitors then court will not be necessary. However, certain cases like child custody, barring orders, domestic violence situation will more than likely need to go to court for settlement.
How long do divorce proceedings take?
In 2019, a referendum reduced the time of separation required for a divorce from 5 years to 2 years. This means that you and your spouse must be living separately for at least two years before you can apply for a divorce. The actual time divorce proceedings take depends on each couple and how quickly they can agree on the terms of the divorce.