“We just wanted solid legal advice we could understand”, is something we hear often. Sometimes people are worried about a relationship breaking down and what will happen to their children; or they are concerned about divorce and sorting out financial planning for their future. Look for a team of family solicitors who can expertly guide you through your situation.

When someone is concerned about their family and is seeking legal support and advice, we really take the time to understand what they need, and how we can help in an affordable way. We cover many aspects of family law, which include the legal rights of people who are not married but are co-habiting, Children’s Act cases, civil partnerships and pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements.

Whatever your situation, our friendly, straight-talking team can help. Working alongside our family law solicitors are other legal experts. This means we can offer a comprehensive, well-connected service which has your best interests at heart.

Relationship breakdown

Relationship problems can be complicated, stressful, and can have implications for other family members. Getting to know clients means we can provide a personalised service, tailored to their situation. And, by guiding clients through the legal process, they are aware of the impact on family members and finances, so are able to make the right decisions.

For example, when going through a separation, we have helped people to understand the obligations of the spouse to provide financial support, arrange their finances, pensions, and assets (including property).

Getting a divorce

Divorce proceedings can be complex involving people, assets and finances. We offer advice about looking after children, including issues of residence,  contact and future financial arrangements for children. We provide advice on splitting pensions on divorce, and reaching a settlement agreement which sets out future financial arrangements.

Being ‘in your corner’

We are committed to providing unrivalled client service. You can be sure that our family lawyers will not leave you wondering what is going on – we understand that the last thing you need is extra worry on top of what is often a very stressful time.

We aim to help you find peace of mind for you and your loved ones. You will find our family lawyers friendly, approachable and experienced. Our team of family solicitors will be there to support you exactly when you need them. Our expertise covers:

  • Children issues
  • Civil Partnerships
  • Pre-nuptial agreements
  • Post-nuptial agreements
  • Financial issues
  • Inheritance claims

We also offer services covering divorce, buying and selling a house and making a Will.

Probate Registry delays continue due to Covid-19

The impact of the pandemic is still being felt and until timing returns to normal we recommend avoiding marketing houses for sale until probate is confirmed – saving disappointment if a buyer pulls out due to delays. If you are a client awaiting a probate result, we will continue to update you when we have information.

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All aspects of family law covered

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Ruth Heap - Hillyer McKeown

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What clients think about our service

“An outstanding family lawyer. He was supportive throughout my case and was always available to deal with any issues.” Leanne Hughes

“The solicitor provided excellent client service. His wealth of knowledge and experience was invaluable.” Family Law Client