Divorce & Separation
We’re here to help
The breakdown of a marriage or relationship is one of life’s most traumatic events. With emotions running high it’s easy to be combative, but this does little to aid the long-term solutions that are needed. Couples often find it difficult to make arrangements for their children and the division of finances can be an area of conflict.
How we can help.
Whilst we will always champion your needs, we do this in a balanced and diplomatic manner. We try to achieve the very best outcome with the minimum expenditure on legal fees. Experience shows that talking and negotiating achieves better outcomes for all involved, especially when younger children are involved.
Our understanding of the difficulties you are facing, enables us to guide you expertly through the divorce process, providing sound advice and support to help you reach agreements that will enable you to move forward.
Civil partnerships & same-sex marriages
We help people in civil partnerships or same-sex marriages to work through their issues, in just the same way as we do with married couples. After all, you will be going through the same emotions and have the same feelings. So, why should you be treated any differently?
When the situation demands swift action, we can help people obtain injunctions to protect themselves and any children they have from further harm. This can and often does result in an abusive spouse or partner being excluded from the family home.
What do we charge?
Our initial meeting is completely free of charge. This is not limited to 20 or 30 minutes like many local solicitors. We take whatever time is needed to understand your position.
Our subsequent charge is just £60 per hour. Some work can be agreed on a fixed fee basis.
We are fully insured and full members of the Institute of Paralegals and registered with the Professional Paralegal Register.
If you need to speak with someone who can help
Call us on 01202 798866 or complete our contact form below.
Atheneys cover Ringwood, Bournemouth, Poole, Dorset & South Hampshire.