We appreciate relationship breakdown and dealing with family law solicitors can be traumatic.
We believe the parties should be encouraged and assisted to achieve a constructive settlement as quickly as reasonably possible. Where this is not feasible and proceedings are necessary, we press forward robustly and expeditiously. Based on over 25 years’ experience we will advise you as to what we think you should seek and what we think you can expect.
We provide guidance in relation to:
Divorce formally brings a marriage to an end and leaves the parties free to remarry or enter into a civil partnership. The consequences are life changing. Thomas Barry & Company Solicitors will help you to properly protect your interests and those of children.
The rules for separation and nullity in civil partnerships are broadly similar to those for marriage. The rules governing the dissolution of civil partnerships are different. A decree of dissolution allows both parties to a civil partnership to marry or enter into a new civil partnership. A court order is required to dissolve a civil partnership.
Cohabitees & Non-Marital Relationships
The Civil Partnership Act deals with other non-marital relationships. It defines cohabitants as two same-sex or opposite-sex adults who are: not married to each other, not in a registered civil partnership, not related within the prohibited degrees of relationship (relationships which would make them ineligible to marry each other) and living together in an intimate and committed relationship
The Act provides rights and protections for cohabiting couples.
Where there are children any relationship termination arrangement will have to provide for them. All parties are expected to display high degrees of sensitivity and forbearance when it comes to decisions affecting a child’s care and upbringing. While preferably avoided, this can become contentious.
This is an intricate area. Generally, pension rights are valued as those rights that have accrued up until termination of the relationship. Each party is obliged to disclose full details of any pension which he or she may have.
Since 1991, we have expanded and developed our practice areas. Using this experience and expertise we provide a tailored and effective service to help you reach a successful conclusion.