Family / Divorce

GC Solicitors has a dedicated team of Family solicitors that specialise in all areas of Family Law.

We understand how distressing a marriage/relationship breakdown can be, and our solicitors are trained to sensitively advise and guide you throughout this emotional and distressing time.

We take the time to listen to you and give you tailored advice clearly, promptly and at an affordable rate. Our team can explain your options, including the resolution of financial matters, in plain English without legal jargon.

We offer specialist advice on:

  • Divorce
  • Civil Partnership Dissolution
  • Judicial Separation
  • Nullity
  • Separation Agreements
  • Co-habitation agreements
  • Domestic Violence
  • Children – residence/contact
  • Finances

We can assist you with all of the above and more, finding the right solutions for you.

To find out how we can help you, please contact our Family Law Department on 01462 483800 or get in touch with Natalie Whittaker who deals with Family/Divorce matters.

Alternatively, you can email us on admin@gcsols.co.uk.

Divorce/Civil Partnership Dissolution

Same-sex marriage or civil partnerships have the same rights as those who are married. To dissolve a same-sex, opposite-sex marriage or civil partnership you need to have been married or in a civil partnership for one year and either separated for two years or able to provide details of the other person’s ‘unreasonable behaviour’.

We are able to advise you in dealing with the dissolution/divorce, ensuring that you understand all aspects of the situation. The dissolution/divorce allows the Court to make an order regarding the finances of the relationship.

To find out how we can help you, please contact our Family Law Department on 01462 483800 or get in touch with Natalie Whittaker who deals with Family/Divorce matters.

Alternatively, you can email us on admin@gcsols.co.uk.

Unmarried couples/Co-habitation

No matter how long you have lived together, there is no legal status of common law marriage in the UK. Your status is classed as unmarried and as such the finances of a relationship break-up are dealt with very differently.

However, if the relationship breaks down, it is still possible to make a claim for the following:

  • Child support
  • Remaining in the property until your children have grown up
  • The property if it is in joint names (i.e. sold and the proceeds shared)
  • The property in limited circumstances if it is in the other person's sole name
  • Lump sum to purchase property for a child of the relationship (generally when child is grown up it is paid back).

Our team of experienced solicitors will help you decide on how you would like to transform your life in a positive and reassuring manner.

To find out how we can help you, please contact our Family Law Department on 01462 483800 or get in touch with Natalie Whittaker who deals with Family/Divorce matters.

Alternatively, you can email us on admin@gcsols.co.uk.