Bridgend

Family Solicitors in Bridgend

When disputes arise within families, understanding your legal position from an early stage is vital in protecting your interests. Sadly, the emotional nature of these disputes can often result in costly court battles and from here; it can be difficult to secure your desired outcome.

At Devonalds, our family solicitors in Bridgend are committed to keeping the costs of your case to a minimum. No matter how complex your situation, our priority will be to secure an outcome that provides a comfortable future for you and your children.

Our family law solicitors in Bridgend can help with issues including:

  • Divorce & separation (including dealing with the financial aspect of the divorce)
  • Child arrangement issues
  • Public law children issues
  • Domestic abuse

To discuss how we can help with your divorce and other matters, please contact your local divorce solicitors at our Bridgend office.

Why choose our family solicitors in Bridgend?

Family law advice catered for your needs

When you instruct one of our dedicated family law solicitors in Bridgend, our first step will be to gain an understanding of your unique circumstances. No two families are alike and therefore, there is no ‘off-the-shelf’ solution to resolving a dispute. Teaming sensitivity with determination, we will work to gain a detailed understanding of the issues you are facing in order to determine the most efficient route in protecting your interests.

The right outcome for you and your loved ones

Whether you’re locked in a conflict regarding child contact or facing threatening behaviour in your home, you can count on our family solicitors in Bridgend to secure a solution that not only meets your needs but exceeds expectations.

Your children’s best interests protected

When it comes to issues regarding childcare, our team will always put your child’s needs first; be it through divorce or adoption. Accredited by the Law Society for our highly regarded practice in children law, you can rely on our family solicitors in Bridgend to go above and beyond in protecting their best interests.

Expert support every step of the way

No matter which member of our team you instruct, you can guarantee your case will remain in the safe hands of a dedicated professional with the qualifications, experience and commitment necessary to achieve a fair outcome.

Avoid family contentious court proceedings wherever possible

Where possible, we will aim to resolve your dispute outside of court through a method of alternative dispute resolution such as mediation or collaborative law. This will allow all parties involved a chance to work together in a peaceful setting to determine the best course of action. If successful, this can save a significant amount of time and avoid the fees associated with court.

How our Bridgend family lawyers can help you

Divorce & separation

The end of a relationship can be a turbulent time, with many different practical issues to sort out, as well as the emotional side of things to deal with.

Our expert family law solicitors in Bridgend can be by your side, guiding and supporting you, helping you to get the best outcome for you and your loved ones.

Our divorce and separation expertise includes:

  • Initiating divorce proceedings
  • Responding to divorce proceedings
  • Divorce financial matters
  • Child arrangements in divorce and separation

Find out more about our expertise with divorce and separation.

Private and public law children issues

Protecting the interests of children should be every parent’s priority and is a key legal principle in any matters involving children.

Our family lawyers in Bridgend are highly experienced in dealing with both straightforward and more complex child law matters, so can give you and your children the best possible support.

Our children law expertise includes:

Separation within a Cohabitation relationship

Couples who live together without getting married have no automatic legal right to each other’s property or other assets.

Couples may need assistance when they have been in a cohabiting relationship to settle assets after separation.

Our family law solicitors in Bridgend can help you in considering a separation agreement and also provide advice in respect of Trust of Land applications.

Our expertise includes:

  • Drafting separation agreements
  • Independent advice on signing separation agreements
  • Advice on whether an application under the Trust of Land Act would be an appropriate course of action

Find out more about our expertise with family law advice for unmarried couples.

Domestic abuse

Domestic abuse can take many forms and it is not always easy to recognise or to ask for help. However, it is important to realise that there are many legal options you can rely on to protect you and your loved ones if you are experiencing domestic abuse.

Our team can help you take swift action to remove an abuser from your home and to prevent them contacting or coming near you and your loved ones.

Our family lawyers in Bridgend can assist with options which include:

  • Non-molestation orders
  • Occupation orders
  • Prohibited steps orders
  • Divorce following domestic abuse

Find out more about our expertise with domestic abuse.

Our Bridgend family law solicitors’ fees

Fixed fee family law advice

We offer fixed fees for some family law matters, such as preparing and responding to divorce applications. This gives you complete certainty over cost.

We also offer fixed fees in private law child arrangement applications, so you have clarity in obtaining representation at court hearings.

Legal aid family law advice

We also have a legal aid franchise and can assess clients on a low income and who have been a victim of domestic abuse to see whether legal aid would be available for them.

We also are able to offer legal aid to clients who find themselves in situations where their children are the subject of involvement from social services.

Please contact our offices for further information with regard to the same.

Flexible funding arrangements

Our family lawyers in Bridgend can offer flexible funding options, including deferred fee agreements, where appropriate.

Find out more about our family law pricing.

Speak to our family law solicitors in Bridgend today

To discuss how we can help you with family law, please contact your local family law solicitors at our Bridgend office.

Resources for families in Bridgend

Bridgend Council

Bridgend Council’s Family Information Service provides free information and advice across a wide range of issues relating to parents and their children. Whether you’re in need of support or searching for activities in the local community, this is a good place to start.

Citizens Advice in Bridgend

If you are facing a family matter and need more information before instructing a solicitor, browse the Citizens Advice Bureau website or follow the link above to make an appointment. Here, you will be able to gain a free, one-off session to determine the options you have in proceeding.

Calon DVS

If you are facing issues of domestic abuse within your relationship, you may wish to consider support from this domestic abuse organisation who assist families within the area.