The Family Law Department is headed up by Robert Hammond who is a Partner in the firm.
He specialises in Family Law with particulars on Divorce and its financial consequences and disputes between unmarried couples.
He is also a trained mediator and is focused on providing cost effective advice to bring about a settlement reached in a civilised manner without losing sight to his clients’ interests.
We offer an initial consultation of up to 30 minutes free of charge. We will discuss the likely costs and assist you to reach resolution as cost effectively as possible.Contact Us
Areas within Family Law
We can assist with providing advice on divorce and any related financial issues.
Robert Hammond is an experienced family law specialist and can assist in bringing divorce proceedings or advising those who have been named as Respondents in divorce proceedings. Generally speaking if starting divorce proceedings, the process would normally take in the reign of six months. We are also happy to discuss the possibility of fixed fee divorces.
Financial Aspects of Marriage Breakdown
If you are not looking to be divorced, we can still assist with the preparation of a Separation Agreement dealing with financial and property issues, as well as any agreement concerning children of the marriage. If you are not married, a Separation Agreement can still be prepared to regularise the separation.
Dissolution of Civil Partnerships
Murray Hay is able to assist with advising you should your relationship with your partner have broken down.
Robert Hammond has been accredited as a specialist in cohabitation disputes, i.e. disputes involving unmarried couples. Robert is also able to assist with preparing documentation if you are about to start living with your partner and what should happen in the unfortunate event of the relationship breaking down.
Robert Hammond is able to assist with preparing documentation if you are about to start living with your partner and what should happen in the unfortunate event of the relationship breaking down.
Robert Hammond is experienced in the preparation of pre-nuptial agreements and advising on their content.
Child Maintenance Issues
We can assist providing advice in respect of child maintenance.
Custody & Contact Disputes
If you have an issue about the arrangements involving your children including visits and where the children are going to live following a relationship breakdown, we can assist with this.
Domestic Abuse & Injunctions
Should you need personal protection or you face injunction proceedings, we can provide advice on this.
Emergency Injunctions and Freezing Orders
If you require advice regarding emergency financial issues, we can help with this in a cost-effective manner.
Assistance with Family Mediation
Robert Hammond trained with Resolution as a family mediator. He can advise clients who are seeking to reach an agreement through mediation.
If your child has been or is at risk of being abducted, internationally or within the UK, we are able to assist with emergency court orders.
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