Family law solicitors UK

Blackburn and Manchester based family law solicitors

Family law is a deeply sensitive area, and cases can significantly impact the lives of everyone affected. Our experienced family law solicitors based in Blackburn and Manchester always aim to provide a service that is sensitive to your situation.

Let us help you with all your family matters. We are here for you throughout each stage of family life, including when you are:

We’re dedicated to helping you reach a solution that is financially and emotionally right for you. We will provide confidential legal advice that is personally tailored to you and your situation. In this way we can ensure a result that lets you and your loved ones create the future you want.

AWH Solicitors is a provider of legal aid services, so legal aid may be available to you.

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Please note: We are a solicitor firm with offices in Manchester and Blackburn, United Kingdom, and can only assist in family law matters to those living in England and Wales.

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Expert family law services Manchester & Blackburn


Our team of SRA-approved family law solicitors based in Blackburn and Manchester are passionate about using their skills and years of experience to help you end your marriage with the least complications for you and your family.

We can help you with all aspects of divorce, including the financial and child arrangements. We can also provide you with specialist advice in cases of domestic abuse.

If your UK immigration status is dependant on your relationship (i.e. you are living in the UK on a spouse visa), our immigration department can further help you assess your options to remain in the UK after your divorce.

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Children disputes between parents

We can provide impartial advice and compassionate representation for a large range of legal issues involving your children. We can help you set out child agreements and provide support during child care proceedings.

All of our child and family law solicitors in Blackburn and Manchester are professionally qualified to deal with the most challenging of disputes. We will work hard to achieve an outcome that suits your family needs.

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Care proceedings and matters involving social services

Our team can help parents with care proceedings and all other matters involving social services. We can support you throughout any stage of the process, and can provide you with expert advice if you are worried social services may remove your children, or if you simply want to understand more about social services can and cannot do.

Our specialist team include members of the Law Society Children and Family Panel and Association for the Lawyers for Children. Our Solicitor advocates are able to provide advocacy at Court without the need to instruct external barristers.

We have a wealth of experience in this area of law.  We know these are very difficult, sensitive and emotional matters, but our experienced team are able to deal with such difficult issues professionally, sensitively and with a sympathetic approach.  

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Financial settlements

When a couple divorces or separates they need to divide their assets fairly. Any agreements that were put in place prior to their marriage need to be assessed, along with all the assets they have gathered during their time together.

With the right guidance and support from our family law solicitors you can often reach an agreement during this first stage. Our expertise in family law means we can often help achieve this through negotiation with your partner.

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Cohabitation agreements

If you do not wish to marry but you are living with your partner, our family law solicitors can help you set out a cohabitation agreement. These are legally binding documents that set out what happens to any assets, such as your property, in the event of separation. It can also cover matters regarding debt payments, mortgage payments and who will be responsible for ongoing household bills after a split.

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Pre and post nuptial agreements

Prenuptial agreements are legal documents that outline exactly what will happen to your assets and children if you get divorced. Our experienced family law solicitors can help make sure you and your partner are well-protected from any future disagreements by helping you set our your agreement, either before or after you get married.

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Domestic abuse

Our family law solicitors have got extensive experience dealing with matters involving domestic abuse. If you have suffered physically, emotionally or even financially as a result of abuse within your relationship, we can help you. For example, we may help you obtain a non-molestation or occupation order from the courts to protect you from your ex, at the same time as setting out child agreements and finalising your divorce.

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Islamic divorce

Our multilingual Islamic law solicitors work closely with the Sharia Council of Great Britain and well-respected Islamic Scholars.

This helps us ensure that all of the legal services we offer to Muslim clients are compliant with both English and Sharia law.

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A consent order outlines how you split assets such as money, investments and property with your ex after a divorce.

Consent orders are voluntary agreements, which outline you and your partner’s legal rights. Once approved by the courts, they are legally binding.

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Family mediation

Family mediation is a helpful tool for resolving disputes in a civil manner, without needing to go to court.

The process involves sitting both parties down together with a qualified, professional mediator. Someone with the skills and understanding to encourage discussions and help both parties reach an agreement that works for you both.

Read more about our family mediation services

Related to family law, our family law solicitors Blackburn and family law solicitors Manchester also offer will writing services, help with setting up a trust, probate, inheritance tax and intestacy. We can further assist you with a deed of variation, setting up lasting power of attorney and for those in the UK on a visa we can also offer immigration support.

Family Law Solicitors Manchester / Blackburn

How our family law solicitors can help you

About our family law solicitors Blackburn and Manchester

We take the time to listen to your needs, and are well aware how upsetting family disputes like divorce can be. We’ll do our absolute best to minimise that distress and make the process as quick and comfortable as possible.

In most cases, court proceedings aren’t necessary as long as the negotiations are handled with care and understanding. Our family law solicitors can help individuals during each step of the divorce process, whilst focussing on getting the best result for their client.

Our dedicated family law solicitors in Manchester and Blackburn have helped many clients through their divorce and separation proceedings, including financial settlement hearings and children disputes. We have a long history of finding compromises that work for everyone, with the least amount of emotional distress.

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Starting the process couldn’t be more simple!

  • Contact us Contact us Get in touch however suits you best and arrange a consulation with one of our solicitors
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  • Authorise Authorise Once we’ve got all the details of your case and you’re happy to proceed, just give us the go-ahead
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