Family Law & Divorce Solicitors In Basildon

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Hook and Partners has an extensive track record working on family law and divorce in Basildon and the surrounding areas. If you’re going through a divorce we can provide the clear, simple, and honest legal advice that will protect your best interests and help you move forward in a constructive manner.

Family law Basildon

Going through a divorce can be one of the most stressful and difficult experiences of your life, especially if the split is acrimonious. Dealing with complex financial, legal and family matters can be difficult at a time when emotions are running high. At Hook and Partners, we can be your guides, making sure you have access to the best possible advice throughout this process. Whatever the circumstances of your separation, we will work with you and your family to help you reach a fair and equitable resolution.

A simple process

Recent changes to the law have made it easier for couples to make joint applications and to initiate proceedings without assigning blame. The new rules were introduced to try and make the process less complicated and distressing for everyone. Even so, bringing a marriage to an end can be a complicated business.

Dividing shared assets, and making arrangements for where children will be living can be complicated, especially if the two parties cannot agree on a suitable way forward. That’s why you need expert legal representation provided in a way that is clear, accessible and keeps you in control right the way through the process.

Children’s arrangements

Parenting can be difficult at the best of times, but during and after a separation things can become even worse, especially if the parents are not on good terms. Children can often become caught up in the crossfire between parents so it is vital that their interests are protected.

At Hook and Partners, we offer specialist divorce and family law solicitors in Basildon together with trained and accredited mediators and consultants who will make sure the rights of the children are safeguarded throughout.

We can help with all key issues such as childcare arrangements, custody, child support, maintenance and shared custody arrangements. When disputes arise we will work with all parties to come to the most productive and equitable arrangement possible.

Financial Remedy

Our team will also help you reach a fair and definitive settlement of financial obligations through a financial remedy order. Separating couples often assume divorce severs all financial ties. This is not true. Divorce only deals with the marriage end. A spouse could still have a financial claim years after separation. With a financial remedy order, you can avoid any unpleasant surprises further down the line. It is a legally binding agreement about how you and your spouse will divide your finances going forward.

With this in place, you’ll be able to dismiss any claim a spouse brings against you that sits outside of this agreement in the future.

So if you’re looking for family law solicitors in Basildon, feel free to give our team a call today.

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Family Law & Divorce

Founder of the successful Law Firm, MK Gill Solicitors in 2002 and over a 30-year career has earned herself a national reputation as an expert Family Solicitor and Mediator. She has garnered vast experience in all aspects of Family Law. Mrs. Gill has joined us as a Partner and Head of the Family Law Department. 01268 692 255

Children’s arrangements

If you have children, organising where they will live, visitation rights, and other legal issues can be difficult, especially if the split has been acrimonious. However, with the help of mediation, we find that many cases can be resolvable.

Our team of family law solicitors in Essex includes a specialist family solicitor and an accredited specialist family mediator/child consultant who can ensure their children’s best interests are protected.

We offer detailed advice on all aspects of mediation or ADR (Alternative Dispute Resolution) to avoid court proceedings and to keep costs to a minimum. If the worst happens, and an application to the court becomes unavoidable, we can represent you to ensure your interests and those of your children will be protected throughout.

Our expertise in matters relating to Wills & Probate means we are a partner of choice for Finders, one of the firms that act for BBC TV’s Heir Hunters.

Our Essex based probate solicitors are part of a select panel who deal with challenging intestacy problem cases. Discover how you can benefit from their professional probate and estate administration experience.

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Although everyone wants to reach a fair and amicable resolution, sometimes that’s not possible, especially when emotions are running high. With family mediation, we can create a safe space to reach an agreement with support from our specialist family law mediators.

Manjit Gill, our Specialist Accredited Mediator/Child Inclusive Mediator can help people sort out issues such as child custody, separation of assets and keeping costs to a minimum.

We also work to ensure the child’s voice is heard. All too often, children can be forgotten in divorce proceedings. Using mechanisms such as child-focused mediation and child-inclusive mediation (a confidential meeting with the children) we’ll ensure children’s interests are respected.

Dedicated family law and divorce solicitors Kent

So, if you’re looking for a family law firm in Kent that can provide a dedicated, personalised, service that helps you reach a constructive solution. Whether dealing with finances, children’s arrangements, or a court application, we can be by your side protecting your interests at every step of the way.