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Family Law Solicitors in Carmarthen

At Hains & Lewis, we recognise family matters are a sensitive subject, and often people find it difficult to handle their emotions throughout. It can be a stressful process and cause those involved to feel anxious. Our team of supportive lawyers can take the reins and provide you with strong representation to help you receive the best outcome possible.

Our Carmarthen family lawyers aim to avoid court wherever it is appropriate to do so. We have seasoned experience in alternative dispute resolution (ADR), such as mediation, which is a quicker and more cost-effective approach that can help to minimise conflict and maintain a positive relationship with the other party.

Where ADR is not possible, we can assist you throughout court proceedings. Our solicitors are highly skilled in all areas of court litigation with a strong track record of success for our clients.

We hold the Law Society’s Family Law Advanced Accreditation reflecting our high level of expertise in all aspects of family law, providing reassurance for our clients.

The type matters our family law solicitors in Carmarthen can advise and assist with includes:

  • Divorce proceedings
  • Divorce financial settlements
  • Child arrangements
  • Civil partnership dissolution
  • Pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements
  • Cohabitation agreements

To discuss how our Carmarthen family lawyers can help you, please contact our Carmarthen office, or you can make an online enquiry, and we will get back to you quickly.

We also have local offices in Haverfordwest and Narbeth offices for your convenience.

Plan your journey to visit our Carmarthen family lawyers


Our closest car parking is in Friars Park Car Park, a convenient 4 minute walk from our office.


Our office is located a brief two minutes’ walk from the Blue Street Bus Station, which is served by many different buses throughout the day.

Thinking about visiting the Family Law team at our Carmarthen office? You can plan your journey here.

How our family law solicitors in Carmarthen can help you

Divorce proceedings

Divorce can be tough, particularly when children are involved. Our top priority is to handle your case with the utmost sensitivity and care, and we will be there at each step of the process, offering our professional legal advice and support.

Initiating or responding to divorce can be complicated. Without the correct legal advice, proceedings can be time-consuming. We understand you would prefer matters be handled smoothly and in a timely manner, which is exactly what our team aims to achieve.

Our Carmarthen family law solicitors can help with divorce proceeding matters, including:

  • Filing divorce petitions
  • Responding to divorce petitions

Divorce financial settlements

Divorce can be stressful, particularly with concern to finances and who will be entitled to what, such as the family home. Having the right legal support ensures that your and any children’s financial needs are met following the divorce.

Our solicitors are highly experienced in ADR, where we can help you and your former spouse to arrange a settlement suitable for you both without the need for court proceedings.

Our family lawyers in Carmarthen can deliver advice on divorce financial settlements, including:

  • Guidance on matrimonial assets
  • Guidance on non-matrimonial assets
  • Financial provisions for children
  • Spousal maintenance

Child arrangements

Our thoughtful Carmarthen solicitors understand that legal matters involving children can be complex, so we will take the time to fully understand your circumstances and the type of assistance you are looking for.

We can provide family law advice in Carmarthen for the following child arrangement matters:

  • Where children will reside
  • Who children can see and when
  • Child maintenance
  • Relocation of the child
  • Grandparents’ rights
  • Changing children’s surnames

Civil partnership dissolution

The dissolution of a civil partnership can be an upsetting process for those involved, particularly where you have been together for a lengthy period and have children together.

Our solicitors will always try to make the process as quick and straightforward as possible to minimise any stress. We will explain your options in plain English so you have a complete understanding of the process. 

Our family law solicitors in Carmarthen can assist with the following matters relating to civil partnership dissolution:

  • Applying for a dissolution order
  • Responding to a dissolution order
  • Negotiating a financial settlement

Pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements

The idea of making a pre-nuptial or post-nuptial agreement might seem alarming, but they provide certainty over your and your spouse’s rights should anything happen in the future.

Our family law solicitors in Carmarthen can help with pre-nuptial and post-nuptial matters, including:

  • Negotiating pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements
  • Applying a pre-nuptial or post-nuptial agreement in the event of divorce

Cohabitation agreements

For some couples, marriage is not on the cards for whatever reason. But what many do not realise is that, despite how long you may have been together or lived together as a couple, you do not have any legal rights to each other’s assets should the relationship break down or if one of you passes away.

Having a cohabitation agreement drawn up can help to prevent any future problems from arising. It will help each party to the relationship to lay out exactly what is theirs and what they expect should the relationship break down in the future.

Our family lawyers in Carmarthen can help with matters including:

  • Negotiating cohabitation agreements
  • Applying a cohabitation agreement during separation

Local family law resources for Carmarthen

Carmarthen County Court and Family Court

This county court deals with matters relating to childcare arrangements following separation.

Please see the GOV.UK website for further information regarding this county court.

Carmarthen Citizens Advice

Carmarthen citizens advice can provide free and confidential advice and support for those affected by family law matters, including information relating to rights and responsibilities.

Please see their website for further information regarding their services.

Speak to our family lawyers in Carmarthen

To arrange an initial consultation with our approachable and sensitive family law solicitors in Carmarthen, please contact our Carmarthen office, or you can make an online enquiry, and we will get back to you quickly.

We also have local offices in Haverfordwest and Narbeth if either of these is more convenient for you.