Family

Collaborative Law

Collaborative law is a relatively new way of settling family disputes.  The process is designed to ensure you are able to resolve all the issues surrounding your separation in a dignified manner. 

Each person instructs a specially trained lawyer and all negotiations take place face to face rather than at Court or through correspondence.  Everyone involved agrees to reach an agreement without the need for Court proceedings. 

All matters can be resolved and particular focus is given to any children of the family to ensure they are affected as little as possible by your separation. 

If you wish to find out more about this process contact Catriona Levitt for more information or click here.

Children Matters

Separation is difficult for all parties and particularly so if you have children.  At Steels we provide clear advice and guidance to ensure you are able to make informed decisions concerning your children.  We have a specialist team who can advise you in relation to all matters concerning residence, contact, parental responsibility and the financial support of your children.

For more information contact John Culleton or Phillip Ness in our Warrington office or Catriona Levitt in our Stockton Heath office.

Divorce, Dissolution and Separation

At Steels our two offices each have a dedicated family team who are able to provide experienced and specialised advice on all aspects of matrimonial and family law.  Whether your difficulties relate to a divorce, matrimonial finances or separation we are able to provide the advice you need to guide you through this difficult time.  We also have expertise in pre-nuptial and cohabitation agreements.

By prior arrangement with you, we can provide a free initial 30 minute consultation to consider the options available to you. At this interview we will also provide clear advice regarding the likely legal costs involved.

For more information contact John Culleton or Phillip Ness in our Warrington office or David Hannah or Catriona Levitt in our Stockton Heath office.

 

Useful Links

Resolution | www.resolution.org.uk

Collaborative Law | www.collabfamilylawcheshire.org.uk

Law society | www.lawsociety.org.uk

Child Support Agency | www.csa.gov.uk

Child maintenance options | www.cmoptions.org.uk