Services

We specialise in family law. We are accredited by the Law Society Family Law Panel and also by Resolution. Pauline is a family mediator and all of our solicitors are collaborative lawyers. We are focused on helping you reach an agreement on any family law issue and will only advise you to go to Court where it is absolutely necessary.

We will give you strong pragmatic advice to enable you to make the right decisions. We have experienced Lawyers who can advise on family matters ranging from divorce and financial arrangements to issues involving children including who they live with, what time is spent with the other parent, change of name and leave to remove to another country.

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We specialise in family law. We are accredited by the Law Society Family Law Panel and also by Resolution. Pauline is a family mediator and all of our solicitors are collaborative lawyers. We are focused on helping you reach an agreement on any family law issue and will only advise you to go to Court where it is absolutely necessary.

We will give you strong pragmatic advice to enable you to make the right decisions. We have experienced Lawyers who can advise on family matters ranging from divorce and financial arrangements to issues involving children including who they live with, what time is spent with the other parent, change of name and leave to remove to another country.

Please use the Right and Left Arrows to scroll through our services to explore
the options you have. Alternativly, please use the top menu drop-down if you
know what service you require.

Separation

Some couples need time apart before deciding on a course of action. The law adopts a different approach to couples who are married and couples who are not married. If you are not married resolving your affairs when separating can often be a complex and difficult area of the law.

We can advise you on the law of separation, whether you are married or not, as well as provide practical advice on the best way forward. This may include entering into a Deed of Separation setting out the financial and children arrangements.

Some couples need time apart before deciding on a course of action. The law adopts a different approach to couples who are married and couples who are not married. If you are not married resolving your affairs when separating can often be a complex and difficult area of the law.

We can advise you on the law of separation, whether you are married or not, as well as provide practical advice on the best way forward. This may include entering into a Deed of Separation setting out the financial and children arrangements.

Divorce

We understand the emotional challenges and financial worries which you may face going through a divorce. We strive to obtain the very best outcome for you in a supportive and collaborative environment. We will guide you through the divorce process and advise on all related matters such as negotiating financial settlements and arrangements for children.

We understand the emotional challenges and financial worries which you may face going through a divorce. We strive to obtain the very best outcome for you in a supportive and collaborative environment. We will guide you through the divorce process and advise on all related matters such as negotiating financial settlements and arrangements for children.

Finances and Assets

We specialise in financial settlements, often those which involve substantial or complex assets such as businesses, pensions, international elements. We bring sound judgment and strategy together with formidable negotiation skills to advise our clients on the appropriate strategy for reaching a financial settlement. The law gives the Courts a broad discretion in how to divide income and assets on divorce and there is not a mathematical formula and our skills and experience will help you achieve the best possible financial settlement.

We specialise in financial settlements, often those which involve substantial or complex assets such as businesses, pensions, international elements. We bring sound judgment and strategy together with formidable negotiation skills to advise our clients on the appropriate strategy for reaching a financial settlement. The law gives the Courts a broad discretion in how to divide income and assets on divorce and there is not a mathematical formula and our skills and experience will help you achieve the best possible financial settlement.

Overseas Divorce and International Family Law

In today's increasingly international world many cases involve different jurisdictions. The financial consequences of divorce and separation are quite different in many other countries. We can help clients determine whether England is the most advantageous place to get divorced. We regularly act for clients who live abroad and have legal proceedings in England relating to divorce, financial or children issues. 

In today's increasingly international world many cases involve different jurisdictions. The financial consequences of divorce and separation are quite different in many other countries. We can help clients determine whether England is the most advantageous place to get divorced. We regularly act for clients who live abroad and have legal proceedings in England relating to divorce, financial or children issues. 

Living Together and Pre Nuptial Agreements

We provide cohabiting couples with comprehensive advice about their rights and obligations to one another and their children in this complex and changing area of the law.

Some couples decide to enter into a contract governing their cohabitation arrangements at the start of their relationship which we prepare. Others do not and come to us for advice on the breakdown of their relationship. We advise on the legal consequences of cohabiting with particular attention to the ownership and division of property and the respective rights to, and obligations towards, children.

The popularity of Pre Nuptial Agreements have grown dramatically over recent years and recent Court judgements indicate that a Pre Nuptial Agreement is increasingly influential to the outcome of financial disputes on divorce.

This is a developing area of the law and we explore with our clients the best options available and advise how best to safeguard assets.

We provide cohabiting couples with comprehensive advice about their rights and obligations to one another and their children in this complex and changing area of the law.

Some couples decide to enter into a contract governing their cohabitation arrangements at the start of their relationship which we prepare. Others do not and come to us for advice on the breakdown of their relationship. We advise on the legal consequences of cohabiting with particular attention to the ownership and division of property and the respective rights to, and obligations towards, children.

The popularity of Pre Nuptial Agreements have grown dramatically over recent years and recent Court judgements indicate that a Pre Nuptial Agreement is increasingly influential to the outcome of financial disputes on divorce.

This is a developing area of the law and we explore with our clients the best options available and advise how best to safeguard assets.

Children

Ensuring the wellbeing of children of separating couples is a priority of the firm.

Our clients can rely on the thoughtful and sensitive way in which we deal with children issues. We encourage solutions that consider the needs of the whole family and in particular the best interests of the children.

We are experienced in negotiating arrangements for children and also in obtaining Orders from the Court where necessary such as Parental Responsibility and Child Arrangement Orders. We regularly advise clients on other issues concerning children such as changing surnames and taking children out of the country.

Ensuring the wellbeing of children of separating couples is a priority of the firm.

Our clients can rely on the thoughtful and sensitive way in which we deal with children issues. We encourage solutions that consider the needs of the whole family and in particular the best interests of the children.

We are experienced in negotiating arrangements for children and also in obtaining Orders from the Court where necessary such as Parental Responsibility and Child Arrangement Orders. We regularly advise clients on other issues concerning children such as changing surnames and taking children out of the country.

Mediation

Mediation is a voluntary process by which separating couples are helped to resolve their differences themselves. They make their own decisions in an informed, safe, and neutral environment. Issues which can be resolved through mediation include arrangements for children, finance, and property, and the practicalities of separation and divorce.

Mediation can help couples at any time, whether before or after separation and whether or not legal proceedings have begun.

We can mediate with you both together to help you make your own decisions about your children, finances and arrangements for separation.

If you are not certain this is for you we can discuss this further at a free options meeting. Please contact Pauline Purcell for further information.

Mediation is a voluntary process by which separating couples are helped to resolve their differences themselves. They make their own decisions in an informed, safe, and neutral environment. Issues which can be resolved through mediation include arrangements for children, finance, and property, and the practicalities of separation and divorce.

Mediation can help couples at any time, whether before or after separation and whether or not legal proceedings have begun.

We can mediate with you both together to help you make your own decisions about your children, finances and arrangements for separation.

If you are not certain this is for you we can discuss this further at a free options meeting. Please contact Pauline Purcell for further information.

Arbitration

In family arbitration you and your partner appoint an Arbitrator to make a decision (using the law that applies in England & Wales) on any financial and property issues arising from the breakdown of your relationship that you have not been able to reach agreement on. The Arbitrator will make a decision that will be final and binding between you. Family arbitration was developed to enable couples going through family breakdown to resolve financial disputes more quickly, confidentially and in a more flexible and less formal setting than a courtroom. This flexibility and the fact that you will get a final decision much more quickly can make arbitration more cost-effective than court. Pauline Purcell is an Arbitrator and can therefore undertake matters on this basis. Please contact Pauline Purcell for further information.

In family arbitration you and your partner appoint an Arbitrator to make a decision (using the law that applies in England & Wales) on any financial and property issues arising from the breakdown of your relationship that you have not been able to reach agreement on. The Arbitrator will make a decision that will be final and binding between you. Family arbitration was developed to enable couples going through family breakdown to resolve financial disputes more quickly, confidentially and in a more flexible and less formal setting than a courtroom. This flexibility and the fact that you will get a final decision much more quickly can make arbitration more cost-effective than court. Pauline Purcell is an Arbitrator and can therefore undertake matters on this basis. Please contact Pauline Purcell for further information.

Fees

When you first ring to speak with us, you will speak with one of our qualified solicitors for a free initial chat to see how best we can help you.

We offer an initial consultation for a fixed fee when we can give you initial advice based on your circumstances.  Alternatively if you wish to have an initial discussion about the different options and ways to resolve the issues with your partner (mediation, collaborative law, litigation) we will see you for no cost. This meeting does not involve any advice but just information on the different options for dealing with your matter.

We will ensure that your case is dealt with by the best possible person given the complexity of your case and the issues involved. Our lawyers have different charges depending on their experience. In some circumstances we may be able to act for you on a fixed fees to be agreed in advance.

When you first ring to speak with us, you will speak with one of our qualified solicitors for a free initial chat to see how best we can help you.

We offer an initial consultation for a fixed fee when we can give you initial advice based on your circumstances.  Alternatively if you wish to have an initial discussion about the different options and ways to resolve the issues with your partner (mediation, collaborative law, litigation) we will see you for no cost. This meeting does not involve any advice but just information on the different options for dealing with your matter.

We will ensure that your case is dealt with by the best possible person given the complexity of your case and the issues involved. Our lawyers have different charges depending on their experience. In some circumstances we may be able to act for you on a fixed fees to be agreed in advance.

Second Opinion

You may lack overall confidence in the advice you are currently receiving; feel the relationship with your advisor has broken down; not trust the advice that is given; feel your solicitor is not listening to you or be unclear on the strategy adopted in your case despite requests to understand.  You may have reached a critical point and lack confidence in the course of action proposed. We can help you. 

In most cases, we will not need your existing file so your existing solicitors will not know that you are seeking a second opinion.  We will tell you, clearly and comprehensively, if we take a different view to your existing solicitors or if we agree with the action proposed.  In some cases, the strategy pursued on your behalf is sound but may not have been explained to you in the right way.  By providing a second legal opinion, we may allow you to regain the confidence of knowing that your existing solicitor is on the right track or provide you with the right questions to ask of your existing solicitor to test that a particular strategy is in your best interests.  There are occasions when, following advice from us by way of a second legal opinion, you may wish to transfer conduct of your matter from your existing solicitors to Purcell Solicitors and we can assist should that be your decision.

You may lack overall confidence in the advice you are currently receiving; feel the relationship with your advisor has broken down; not trust the advice that is given; feel your solicitor is not listening to you or be unclear on the strategy adopted in your case despite requests to understand.  You may have reached a critical point and lack confidence in the course of action proposed. We can help you. 

In most cases, we will not need your existing file so your existing solicitors will not know that you are seeking a second opinion.  We will tell you, clearly and comprehensively, if we take a different view to your existing solicitors or if we agree with the action proposed.  In some cases, the strategy pursued on your behalf is sound but may not have been explained to you in the right way.  By providing a second legal opinion, we may allow you to regain the confidence of knowing that your existing solicitor is on the right track or provide you with the right questions to ask of your existing solicitor to test that a particular strategy is in your best interests.  There are occasions when, following advice from us by way of a second legal opinion, you may wish to transfer conduct of your matter from your existing solicitors to Purcell Solicitors and we can assist should that be your decision.

Expert Divorce Solicitors

Finding the best path for you. Minimising emotional stress and financial worry.

We understand the emotional challenges and financial worries which you may face going through a divorce. We strive to obtain the very best outcome for you in a supportive and collaborative environment. We will guide you through the divorce process and advise on all related matters such as negotiating financial settlements and arrangements for children. By working with you we will guide you towards the most appropriate solution.

We fit our services to your circumstances.

This starts by choosing the most appropriate lawyer for your circumstances through choosing the best approach be it collaborative, mediated or litigation.

For a free, no obligation discussion please call 01908 693000

Finding the best path for you. Minimising emotional stress and financial worry.

We understand the emotional challenges and financial worries which you may face going through a divorce. We strive to obtain the very best outcome for you in a supportive and collaborative environment. We will guide you through the divorce process and advise on all related matters such as negotiating financial settlements and arrangements for children. By working with you we will guide you towards the most appropriate solution.

We fit our services to your circumstances.

This starts by choosing the most appropriate lawyer for your circumstances through choosing the best approach be it collaborative, mediated or litigation.

For a free, no obligation discussion please call 01908 693000

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