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Family Law Solicitors
Getting a lawyer involved in a family matter might seem like a recipe for increased conflict, but in reality, it is often the best way to avoid unnecessary conflict while protecting your best interests and those of your loved ones.
Martin Tolhurst Solicitors are one of Kent’s leading law firms, with a dedicated team of expert family lawyers. We specialise in dealing with issues following the breakdown of personal relationships, as well as protective measures, such as making prenuptial agreements and cohabitation agreements.
We know that a relationship breakdown can be extremely stressful and upsetting for all involved and that every single client’s circumstances are completely different. This is why all of our family law solicitors have a complete understanding of the law and will deal with your matter in a practical, cost-effective and sympathetic way.
Getting the outcome you need in the right way for you and your family is at the heart of our approach. We will always prioritise finding an amicable agreement to family disputes wherever possible, helping you to find a positive outcome and move on faster, with lower legal fees and less stress.
Free initial advice & fixed fee consultation
We offer 15 minutes of free initial advice, then a 45 minute, no obligation consultation for just £99, inc VAT.
This allows you to explain the situation you are facing and what you want to achieve. We can talk you through your legal rights and the next steps you need to take, as well as the likely costs involved. You can then make an informed decision about what you want to do.
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How we can help you with family law
We provide a range of legal services including:
- Financial issues
- Child matters
- Prenuptial agreements
- Cohabitation agreements
- Domestic Violence Injunctions
How we help to remove conflict from family law
No matter the issue, we will work closely with you to help you find the best way forward.
Our solicitors are all members of Resolution and/or the Law Society Family Law Panels. This means we are committed to approaching matters in a sensitive manner putting the needs of your family first, particularly where children are involved.
Our team can offer you support and guidance throughout negotiations, mediation, collaborative law and the court process if necessary.
Negotiation – Family legal matters can often be resolved quickly through straightforward negotiation between the parties with the support and advice of your respective lawyers.
Family mediation – One of the most popular ways to resolve issues around divorce and separation, both parties will sit down with a trained, neutral mediator to discuss any points of dispute and agree amicable solutions.
Collaborative law – Used for issues such as making financial settlements and arrangements for children during divorce, this involves a series of four-way meetings between the parties and their lawyers to work through the issues and negotiate solutions. Family Law Partner Nameeta Gujral is a trained collaborative lawyer.
Family court proceedings – In those rare cases where an amicable agreement cannot be reached, we can guide you through every stage of court proceedings, making sure your case is constructed and presented in the most effective way possible.
We always want to tailor our approach to your needs, so we will be happy to discuss the various options with you so you can make the right choice for your situation.
To arrange your free 15-minute phone consultation or a 45-minute initial appointment, simply click the button below.
What our clients say about our family law team
“Without you I would never have got through my divorce, I can’t thank you enough.”
"I would just like to say a massive thank you for all your hard work. I would recommend Martin Tolhurst Solicitors to any one - nothing is too much bother and you work tirelessly to get the results your customer wants. It is a horrible time, but is made easier with the help and knowledge of someone like you. Once again I can't thank you enough but I will thank you, thank you from the bottom of my heart."
Our family law fees
You deserve price transparency from start to finish, so you know exactly how much it will cost to deal with your family law matter. We aim to provide cost effective advice to each and every client, with clear cost estimates which will be reviewed at every stage of your case.
We understand that the cost of obtaining legal advice can appear off putting. We are able to offer creative arrangements for fee payment, such as deferring your fees until a financial settlement has been agreed in divorce cases.
To help you get the right legal advice as soon as possible, we offer two simple things to get the process started:
Free Initial phone consultation – a no obligation 15-minute general call to go over your enquiry, with one of our expert family lawyers.
£99 Fixed-Fee First Advice – a 45-minute, face-to-face specific advice session with one of our family lawyers who specialises in the area relevant to your legal matter.
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No matter what area of family law you need help with, our team will work closely with you to help you find the best way forward.