Family Law


Your Family Matters

 
Relationship breakdown is often distressing and rarely straightforward. 
 
Our experienced family law team advises people in all areas of the law relating to family breakdown, and our specialist lawyers will give you clear and pragmatic advice to help you move forward with confidence.
 
When couples separate, arrangements for children and financial matters are often the most difficult and time consuming to resolve. At our free initial meeting with you, we will look at the different options available to you and help you decide on the one that best suits your circumstances. 
 
Our team’s expertise includes divorce and the dissolution of civil partnerships, as well as resolving disputes surrounding finance and arrangements for the care of children. They are experienced in dealing with high net worth matters, complex pension issues, overseas property, trusts and clients with business and corporate interests. They also advise on pre-relationship agreements, such as pre-nuptial or cohabitation agreements. 

 

Fixed Fee Divorce

 
We offer a fixed fee divorce, which includes the preparation and issue of a divorce petition and all the steps required to dissolve the marriage. We offer the same fixed fee option for judicial separation and the dissolution of civil partnerships. For more information please contact Dianne or Kate on the numbers below.
 


Alternatives To Court – Collaborative Law and Mediation 
 

Dianne Burke and Kate Robinson are Resolution trained collaborative family lawyers, which means they are qualified to help clients resolve the issues surrounding family breakdown without going to court. To find out more about collaborative law please telephone Dianne or Kate.
 
Dianne is also a Resolution qualified and experienced mediator.  Family mediation is a voluntary process that can help separating couples settle their differences and reach an acceptable solution. You can find out more about mediation at Hartlaw by contacting her directly.
 
If matters cannot be resolved outside the court process, both Dianne and Kate are experienced family litigators, and will ensure your position is protected at every stage of the proceedings.
 
For a free initial consultation with Dianne or Kate, including advice on the process that will best suit your family and circumstances, please contact them: 
 
Dianne Burke: 01937 547 003 - dianne@hartlaw.co.uk 
Kate Robinson: 01937 547 037 - kate@hartlaw.co.uk 

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Cohabitation Awareness Week - 27 November to 1 December 2017

Cohabiting couples are the fastest growing family type in the UK.  As family lawyers in the Wetherby and surrounding areas, we regularly work with couples whose relationships have, sadly, broken down.