Legal issues can arise when circumstances in your relationship or family life change. We believe that family and divorce law requires a rather different approach to many other areas of the law. The aggressive, adversarial approach can often inflame and prolong disputes which could otherwise have been resolved through conciliation and negotiation.
At Sweetman Burke & Sinker, all our family law solicitors encourage communication rather than confrontation and we always consider the needs of the whole family, particularly the children.
Although we will usually explore alternatives to litigation—mediation, for example—we recognise that some cases demand urgent court action and will not hesitate to go to court to defend and protect the interests of our clients. Whilst representing your views, we will also not avoid giving realistic and forthright advice, however hard it may seem.
Whatever the approach, we will deal with your case in a sensitive and professional manner—always remembering that we may be changing the course of people’s lives.
We pride ourselves on our high level of client care and communication. We consult you at every stage, keep you fully appraised of developments in your case and advise you throughout on the costs implications so that you can fully assess the benefits versus the costs involved.
Our Family Department consists of a team of male and female Solicitors specialising in family law. We are committed to giving our clients high-quality advice and representation. Our support extends from advising our clients to attending court with them.
We deal with the following areas:
- Divorce and separation
- Financial disputes
- Unmarried relationships
- Domestic violence
- Care proceedings
We take a conciliatory approach towards relationship breakdowns and will always try to reach an amicable solution. For those not entitled to free legal advice, there is a fixed fee for straightforward divorces.