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Family Law Solicitors

Our family law solicitors always aim to provide you with a service that is sympathetic to your situation, as well as being sincerely dedicated to helping you reach a solution that is financially, and most importantly, emotionally right for you and your family.

We will offer you confidential legal advice that has been personally tailored to focus on achieving a result that is right for you and your loved ones.

Our Specialist Family Law Team

AWH Solicitors has a specialist family law team to help you with your family disputes.

We take the time to listen and to understand our client’s needs as we recognise how upsetting family disputes such as a divorce can be.

Expert Family Law Services

  • Divorce

    Our team of SRA-approved divorce solicitors are passionate about utilising their skills and years of experience to help you end your marriage with minimal complications for both you and your family.

    Read more about our divorce services
  • Islamic divorce

    We can proudly say that our multilingual Islamic law solicitors work closely with the Sharia Council of Great Britain and well-respected Islamic Scholars, ensuring that all of the legal services we offer to Muslim clients are compliant with both English and Sharia law.

    Read more about our Islamic divorce services
  • Children disputes

    We are able to provide impartial advice and compassionate representation for a vast range of legal issues involving your children.

    All of our child and family law solicitors are professionally qualified to deal with even the most challenging of disputes and will work tirelessly to achieve an outcome that best suits your family needs.

  • Financial settlements

    When a couple divorces or separates they need to divide their assets fairly. They need to assess which agreements they have put in place, if any, prior to their marriage and which assets they accumulated during their time together.

    With the right guidance and support you can often reach an agreement through the initial stage of settling your finances which includes negotiations and disclosure from the two parties.

    Financial settlement processes

    However, a clear framework of processes has been set out for couples who can not reach an agreement. These processes are complex and can become very emotional as money and asset distribution are sensitive topics for most people.

    Our expert solicitors are here to advice and guide you through these complex financial settlement procedures and help you reach the outcome you deserve.

    Read more about financial settlements
  • Cohabitation agreements

    If you are living with a person who you are not married to or in a civil partnership with, you are considered a cohabiting couple, and you will not automatically enjoy the same rights as married couples would.

    If you are living with your partner and do not wish you marry you would benefit from setting out a cohabitation agreement, protecting you and your partner if your relationship was to breakdown.

    The agreement is legally binding after it is signed by both partners. This will allow you and your partner to enjoy rights that are similar to the rights of a married couple.

    Read more about cohabitation agreements
  • Consent orders

    A consent order will outline how you will split your assets with your ex after a divorce. Assets can include such things as money, investments and property.

    Consent orders are voluntary agreements outlining each persons' their legal rights to their combined assets, and once approved by the courts the documents are legally binding.

    Read more about consent orders
  • Domestic abuse

    Domestic abuse is still a prevalent issue in the UK, and is a matter that needs to be dealt with carefully and sensitively.

    Domestic abuse can be described as a single incident or a pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive, threatening, degrading and violent behaviour.

    We understand that cases involving domestic abuse should be dealt with sensitively but also urgently, as your safety, and the safety of your children is our priority.

    Read more about domestic abuse
  • Family mediation

    Family mediation is a helpful tool to resolve any of your disputes in a civil manner and without needing to go to court.

    The mediation process would involve both parties to sit down together with a qualified, professional mediator, who has got the skills and understanding to encourage discussions helping the two parties to reach a mutually beneficial agreement.

    Read more about family mediation
  • Prenuptial agreements

    Prenuptial agreements are legally binding documents detailing what would happen to a couples’ assets, children and maintenance arrangements if a divorce would take place.

    Read more about prenuptial agreements

Family Law and Divorce Settlements

The process of going through a divorce can become very complex and frustrating quickly, especially if there are children and shared assets involved.

Even with prenuptial agreements in place, many aspects will need to be addressed to ensure a successful outcome without court hearings being needed.

Court Proceedings

It is preferable for anyone going through a divorce to settle the matter outside of court and maintain full control over the negotiations to save money, time and hassle.

When no agreement can be reached during negotiations and settlement meetings, the matter will proceed to court where a final decision will be made by the judge.

The outcome of the court procedure is binding and both parties are obliged to follow the judge’s ruling.

The Dangers of Do-It-Yourself Divorces

Many couples underestimate the challenges that divorce proceedings can bring, initially attempting a ‘do-it-yourself’ or online divorce.

However, this is often not effective and in many cases leads to more traditional hearings and proceedings.

Unsuccessfully attempting a ‘do-it-yourself’ divorce will likely cost the couple plenty of time, money and each other’s goodwill before starting formal proceedings.

When Court Proceedings are Necessary

In most cases, court proceedings won’t be necessary when the negotiations are handled with care and understanding.

Divorce solicitors can assist individuals during each step of the divorce process with a focus on getting the best result for their client.

Our dedicated family and divorce solicitors have guided many clients successfully through their divorce and separation proceedings, including their associated financial settlement hearings and children disputes.

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Fee Packages and Consultations

We aim to be as transparent as possible in regards to our fees and the likely costs our clients will face. You can find the fees of our main services both below and on each of our product pages. If you cannot find the right fee package here we can give you a quote over the phone.

If you would like an initial consultation, then please contact our friendly team. We can advise you through our initial call what services we provide. If you would like to schedule your initial appointment to go through your case in more detail we can do so by phone or in person. Our standard rate for this consultation is £60, however, if you continue using our services this price will be deducted at the end of your case.

We offer competitive prices on all our services

Our Fees

General contested divorce package
General cost £450
VAT £90
Court fee £550
Total £1,090
General uncontested divorce package
General cost £275
VAT £55
Total £330
Financial settlement packages
Stage 1: Negotiations and disclosure £2,500 + VAT
Stage 2: First Directions Appointment (FDA) £1,750 + VAT
Stage 3: The Financial Dispute Resolution (FDR) hearing £2,000 + VAT
Stage 4: The Final Hearing £2,500 + VAT
Contested Islamic divorce package (Khula)
General cost £600
VAT £120
Sharia council fee Up to £250
Total Up to £990
Uncontested Islamic divorce package (Faskh)
General cost £450
VAT £90
Sharia council fee Up to £250
Total Up to £790
Islamic divorce - Talaq
General cost £250
VAT £50
Sharia council fee Up to £250
Total Up to £550

Please be aware that cost may differ depending on your personal circumstances.

Our Promise to You

  • Approachable and friendly solicitors

    We are committed to delivering a truly personal service that puts you and your wishes first. Our team will always be on hand to support you, regardless of the time or location.

  • Award-winning service across our fields of expertise

    Our high standards of service are applied consistently across all of our departments. Regardless of your enquiry, you can expect to receive the best legal advice delivered in a sympathetic manner.

  • Advice tailored to your needs

    We take the time to listen to your needs and offer guidance that is best suited to your current situation.

    There is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ solution when it comes to any area of law; every case requires a tailored approach and you deserve a solicitor who understands this.

  • Outstanding customer service and care

    Our reputation is largely built on the exceptional level of client care we continue to deliver.

    Every case is handled with the utmost level of respect and many of our clients have recommended us after building an invaluable relationship with our solicitors.

  • Transparent on fees and processes

    Transparency is very important to us as we want you to feel confident in our services.

    We adhere to providing full transparency on fees, ensuring that you know exactly what you are paying for and keep you updated on the progress of your case along every step of the way.