Family Law

Emotions are difficult to manage on family breakdown. The importance of strong representation at such a difficult time is vital to ensure the very best outcome for you and your family.

At Hains & Lewis we have developed a formidable reputation for taking swift and decisive action where necessary whilst also recognising the need to resolve the problems that come with family breakdown in a sensitive, sensible and amicable way. We are also conscious of the costs of funding your case and will do all we can to alleviate that burden by conducting your case as quickly and cost effectively as possible.

We aim to make the situation better for you not worse and therefore listen to your requirements as every case is different and you are the best judges of which option would best suit your family.

Divorce and matrimonial finances

Sadly, statistics show that one in three marriages end in divorce. The prospect of instructing solicitors to deal with the legalities and the division of the assets is also daunting. At Hains & Lewis we are experts at lessening the pain of divorce by avoiding long drawn out disputes, looking out for your best interest and ensuring that you receive everything which you are entitled whilst keeping you fully informed throughout the entire process. We have specialist knowledge in dealing with all types of settlement from simple “clean break” orders to complicated cases including businesses, finances and pensions.

Pre-Nuptial Agreement

Pre-Nuptial Agreements can provide a measure of certainty and a means of protecting pre-marriage assets, inheritance and existing family commitments such as children from a previous marriage.

Children issues

On the breakdown of a relationship where you have children they will no doubt be your primary concern. Unfortunately not all parents can agree the arrangements of their children upon separation and it may be necessary for solicitors to be involved. At Hains & Lewis we will make you aware of all the options available to you and, if it becomes necessary to proceed to Court, we will do all we can to make the process as painless as possible to achieve the result which is best your family.