An Overview of Family Services

The head of Chamberlins’ Family Law department is Malcolm Duffield, who has been with the firm since 1980. He qualified in 1991 and specialises in all aspects of family law. He has expertise in children matters and has been a member of the Law Society Children Panel for a number of years.

Together with the other members of the department we provide a wealth of experience in

  • The divorce / Dissolution of Civil Partnership process
  • Contact issues arising from the breakdown of your relationship
  • Financial issues in respect of relationships including pre-nuptial agreements, separation
  • Agreements, and financial orders following a divorce/ dissolution of a Civil Partnership.
  • Involvement of Children’s Services with the family

The department includes Stephen Holland, who is the partner working from our Beccles office. He is a member of the Resolution Panel of accredited solicitors.

We understand that any family problem can be very emotional and we treat all our clients with sensitivity and care. We will try and resolve disputes by negotiations and mediation if at all possible; if it is not possible then we are experienced in all aspects of court work.

WE WILL HELP YOU TRY TO COME TO A PEACEFUL RESOLUTION

LEGAL AID IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE FOR DIVORCE/ DISSOLUTION OF CIVIL PARTNERSHIP/SEPARATION/ CHILDREN ISSUES ARISING THEREFROM EXCEPT WHERE THERE HAS BEEN DOMESTIC VIOLENCE WITHIN THE PREVIOUS 24 MONTHS

Knowing the cost of family matters may seem daunting we offer different levels of service at fixed fees. We offer an initial 45 minute consultation, letter confirming the advice given and a blank set of forms for you to complete for £150.00 including VAT.

To request an appointment complete the contact form or call us on 01493 857621 and ask for Laura Newson