Family Law Solicitors

You might think that getting a lawyer involved in your family issues is likely to escalate a situation and create more conflict – in fact, getting legal advice early can help to minimise conflict by making your position clear and guiding you towards amicable solutions.

At Driver Belcher, we have a team of lawyers specialising in Family Law. We have extensive experience helping people to resolve the difficulties arising from a relationship break down, as well as assisting with options such as pre-nuptial agreements so you can avoid future conflict.

At a time when you are likely to be experiencing emotional turmoil, we provide you with the support, sensitivity and guidance you need, helping you every step of the way. We will listen to your concerns and explain your options in plain English, so you can be confident you are taking the right approach for you and your family.

Our team are members of Resolution, a network of family lawyers which promotes a non-confrontational approach to resolving legal disputes, including those surrounding divorce and separation. This means we can deal with most family law disputes in a practical, amicable way, allowing you to avoid lengthy court proceedings.  

However, in the event an amicable agreement cannot be reached, you can rest assured that we will adopt a firm and robust approach to protect your interests. Where required, we can support you through every stage of family court proceedings, ensuring you get the outcome you and your loved ones need.

Book a free consultation with our family lawyers in Hampshire

To arrange a free initial consultation with our friendly, attentive family law solicitors, please contact our local offices in Bishop’s Waltham and Southampton.​

How we can help you with family law

Pre-nuptial Agreements

Getting married or entering a civil partnership? We can help you create a robust pre-nuptial agreement or pre-civil partnership agreement that protects your long-term financial interests and reduces the risk of conflict if your relationship one day ends.

Separation and Divorce

The end of a relationship is always a challenging time, especially when there are issues such as financial settlements and arrangements for children to resolve. Our divorce lawyers can help you with the whole divorce process, allowing you to move on as quickly as possible.

Ending a Civil Partnership

If you are ready to end your civil partnership or your partner has started dissolution proceedings, we can advise you on the entire process, including reaching a financial settlement and making arrangements for children.

Financial Arrangements upon Divorce

Sorting out the financial side of divorce, separation or civil partnership dissolution can be complex, especially where there are challenging issues such as pensions, investments and business assets to consider. We can use our expertise to help you get a fair settlement that meets your needs swiftly and cost-effectively, allowing you to make a clean break sooner.

Arrangements for Children

Deciding where your children will live and what contact they will have with each parent is often the most emotive issue to resolve during a separation. Our family lawyers can help you reach an amicable agreement with your former partner wherever possible, making things easier on you and your children.

Unmarried Couples Disputes

While an increasing number of couples live together without getting married, many do not realise that they have no legal rights over each other’s assets when they separate. This can lead to highly charged disputes, which our solicitors can help you to resolve through negotiation and other non-confrontational disputes wherever possible.

Domestic Abuse

Domestic abuse can be physical, verbal or emotional, including complex forms of abuse such as coercive control. If you or your loved ones have been victims of domestic abuse, we can help you take fast action to protect yourself and your family, including through the use of highly effective court orders.

The benefits of taking a non-confrontational approach to family law

Most people want to avoid conflict when dealing with a family legal issue. Using methods such as negotiation and mediation can allow you to get a solution that matches your needs, while keeping conflict to a minimum.

Our team are highly skilled in find these type of out-of-court solutions to family disputes, allowing us to offer the following benefits to you and your family:

  • Faster results as you do not have to wait for a court date
  • Lower legal fees compared to those involved in court proceedings
  • Less emotional fallout for you and any children you have together
  • Keep matters private, unlike court proceedings, which are held in public
  • Stay in control of the outcome, rather than placing it in the hands of a judge

Speak to our family lawyers in Southampton and Hampshire

To arrange a free initial consultation with our family law solicitors in Bishop’s Waltham and Hedge End, Southampton, please contact Victoria Baker or Ailie Kelly.