Congleton Office : 01260 279414

Macclesfield Office : 01625 429511

Family Law

Family Law covers all sorts of issues connected with the breakdown of personal relationships such as divorce, childcare and ancillary relief.

Family Law - Areas of Expertise

Divorce, Separation and Finances
Financial Agreements on Separation or Divorce
Cohabitation Agreements
Pre-Nuptial Agreements
Contact & Residence Disputes over Children
Social Services Child Protection Cases
Domestic Violence Injunctions

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Macclesfield Office : 01625 429511
Congleton Office : 01260 279414

Divorce

Problems with family can be stressful and can have serious financial implications. At such a difficult time you need the support of a friendly and understanding legal team to help you make the right decisions. We can advise you whether your circumstances would give cause to commence divorce proceedings and also assist you with preparing the necessary documentation to legally dissolve a marriage, including childcare agreements and financial settlements.

We can also assist un-married couples in relation to their separation and also advise in relation to drafting appropriate agreements before you live with your partner as well as when you separate from your partner.

Wains will deal with matters in a sensitive and conciliatory manner but recognise the need for tough and speedy action in certain circumstances, where for example the safety of a child or the protection of people or property is involved.

Children

Wains have partners who are members of the Family Law Panel and the Children’s Panel and believe that the wellbeing of children is vitally important during family disputes.

The legalities of childcare require specialist knowledge and experience and it is important that you are given the right advice in order to safeguard your child's welfare. In child care proceedings, where the Local Authority considers it necessary to take action to protect a child from “significant harm”, which may involve removing the child from home, Wains can represent the parent or other adults, as well as the child, enabling decisions of the Local Authority about the children to be challenged effectively.

Wains can also assist in obtaining residence or contact with your children and assist in matters where maintenance is payable.

Domestic Violence

Sometimes clients and their children need protection from violent or verbally aggressive partner or family member. We can provide that support and obtain protection for you in a crisis by applying through the courts for injunctions, as well as seeking the exclude violent partners from the family home via occupation orders.

Funding

We understand that each legal matter requires specialist support tailored to meet each client’s particularly financial position. Our first thirty minutes appointments are free. This enables the client to gain important advice at the outset.

We hold a Legal Aid Franchise to assist in cases where such funding is still available. In many cases we can agree a fixed fee or other financial limit to ensure that our clients know exactly what they are paying before and work commences.

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We are authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority No. 78231