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Family Law

Encountering problems within your family is a worrying and stressful time, whether it’s because of a relationship breakdown, separation or divorce, or perhaps a dispute concerning your children. Unfortunately, this can also result in many complex legal issues.

You will therefore need an adviser who has detailed legal knowledge of family law, and has an understanding and sympathetic approach to your case. Our Family Law group combines relevant experience and expertise in the law with a commitment to reduce the stress caused to you and your family.

We will tell you where you stand legally and what you should do next. We understand the sensitive nature of family problems and everything you say to us will be in total confidence. We will support you in the mediation process, if this is right for your case, and represent you in court.

In summary our services cover the following areas.

  • Married/unmarried partners
  • Defended divorce petitions, judicial separations and nullity petitions
  • Ancillary Relief
  • Financial settlements
  • Property disputes
  • Maintenance
  • Pension provision
  • Domestic violence
  • Injunction Applications
  • Parental rights/responsibilities
  • Contact/residence orders
  • Out-of-court settlement
  • Complex cases involving substantial assets
  • Same sex relationships


Divorce and separation is almost always an emotional and traumatic time for all concerned. Financial issues are often the major bone of contention. Bearing this in mind, Adams provide a sensitive and sympathetic service for divorce, along with expert advice on what is achievable based on many years of experience dealing with similar cases.

For some people, it is possible to come to an amicable settlement without the support of legal advisors, other than to confirm that what has been agreed is fair. Others however need much more comprehensive advice on their divorce and that’s where we can help. If, as sometimes happens, your partner is being uncooperative or obstructive, then it is advisable to seek legal advice as soon as you can.

Similarly, with regard to children, if the parties to a divorce are able to come to their own amicable arrangements regarding contact, residence and schooling this is often preferable and there is no need for the Court to become involved. However, if the parties cannot agree, it is important to seek legal advice, and the matter may need to be decided in court.

If you would like further information about how we can help you, please do contact our expert family and matrimonial solicitors. Simply complete our enquiry form or call us on 020 7790 2000. We are happy to give you initial advice to help you understand the best course of action. Depending on the case, the first consultation is often free.