Family Law Chester

Family Law

Our specialist family law team can be relied upon to offer not only excellent technical advice but also a common sense and pragmatic approach to reaching solutions, be it litigation or negotiation based at a time when sensitivity and understanding is often an essential ingredient to a client instruction.

At Jolliffes, we understand that the breakdown of a relationship or dispute over children can be an emotional time requiring a high level of sensitivity. Our specialist family law team can be relied upon to offer excellent technical advice with a common sense approach to reaching solutions, whether in court or around the table. 

In situations where children may be at risk, or there is any concern over their welfare, our specialist team will work quickly to resolve living arrangements, disputed parentage and parental responsibility matters, to ensure children are protected. 

Our family law team are experienced Resolution Family Law solicitors, offering a personal family service, supporting and advising our clients through what is, for many, an extremely difficult and traumatic time. 

Our family law services

At Jolliffes, we know that the relationships can sometimes be difficult and, ultimately, things don’t always work out. Our specialist family law team deals with all aspects of your relationship, whether you are married or not. 

Divorce and marital breakdown
No-fault divorce, divorce application, annulment, breakdown in marriage, dissolution of civil partnerships

Financial matters relating to divorce, dissolution and separation
Maintenance, financial remedies, clean break, pension sharing orders, assets

Pre-nuptial, post-nuptial and cohabitation agreements
Unmarried couples, property matters, declaration of trust, inheritance and gifts

Domestic abuse
Non-molestation orders, occupation orders

Child disputes
living arrangements, parental responsibility, change of name, relocation, schedule 1 financial claims, special guardianship, grandparents’ rights

Children Act matters
Relocation including national and international relocation matters, surrogacy, parental orders, child abduction, child removal from the jurisdiction, prohibitive steps, specific issues surrounding matters of education, health/medical related matters, religion

Change of name
deed poll, statutory declaration, children, gender reassignments, transgender

We are a member of Resolution and uphold the Resolution Code of Conduct thereby dealing with matters in an amicable and non-confrontational manner.

Why choose us

Our specialist family law team deals with all aspects of your relationship in the most sensitive manner, whether you are married or not. We have expert solicitors on hand to provide clear advice with a common sense approach to divorce, financial settlement and children matters. 

At Jolliffes, we pride ourselves on the quality of our judgment and client-focused approach. We take the time and effort to understand your needs, and work closely with you to achieve these.

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    Our family law expert

    Justine Reynolds has over 18 years’ experience in dealing with all aspects relating to the breakdown of relationships, including financial matters and matters relating to child disputes.

    “At Jolliffes, we understand that every client is different, and so are their relationships. It is so important to treat every client as unique, and to deal with their matter in a sensitive manner whilst providing clear advice to achieve the best possible result.”

    Family Solicitor in Chester
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