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Family and Children Law Experts Eccles Heddon Solicitors Yorkshire & Cumbria

If you have experienced a breakdown in your relationship and require professional support, please do get in touch. We offer a

free 30-minute consultation so we can sit down with you and grasp what has happened and what we can do to help. A friend / family member is welcome to accompany you. It is important to understand you are not alone in what you are going through. We have helped countless others in your situation and have gained an excellent reputation for doing so.

 

Our Family and Children Team are highly experienced and provide an approachable and friendly service. Whilst showing sympathy to your circumstance, they will remain strong and resolute on your behalf– and aim to ensure a fair and acceptable outcome is reached. We enjoy a good working relationship with other professionals in the area, including solicitors and judges, which has proved invaluable when acting for other individuals.

 

We are the first to acknowledge that going through Court can be both stressful and expensive. Accordingly, where possible, we will always aim to reach a satisfactory settlement before proceeding to that stage. If Court does loom, we will remain there for you, and guide you through the process every step of the way.

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Family and Children

OUR
PROMISE

✔ A dedicated Associate will act for you

 No unnecessary legal jargon

 

✔ Prompt and efficient service

 

✔ Tailored advice to your individual circumstances

 

✔ Regular updates regarding your matter

 

✔ Direct liaison with your other professional advisors

Family and Children Law Experts Eccles Heddon Solicitors Yorkshire & Cumbria

WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS SAY

Family and Children Law Experts Eccles Heddon Solicitors Yorkshire & Cumbria

Professional and pleasant to deal with

We have worked with Eccles Heddon Solicitors for several years and are very happy with the reliable professional service received every time.

Family and Children Law Experts Eccles Heddon Solicitors Yorkshire & Cumbria

Exceptional

I have found Eccles Heddon to be exceptional and to provide help over and above that usually given by solicitors in general. Thank you so much for all your help in the past.

OUR FAMILY TEAM

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Annabel Ashford Family and Children Law Expert Eccles Heddon Solicitors Yorkshire & Cumbria

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Hollie Burne Family and Children Law Expert Eccles Heddon Solicitors Yorkshire & Cumbria

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Jane Midgley Family and Children Law Expert Eccles Heddon Solicitors Yorkshire & Cumbria

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Liz Kidd Family and Children Law Expert Eccles Heddon Solicitors Yorkshire & Cumbria

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Abusive Relationships / Injunctions

OUR SERVICES EXPLAINED

Divorce and Separation

Attempting to deal with divorce and separation on your own can be both time consuming and stressful. It is also covered with potential pitfalls, and it is essential thought and consideration is given to both present and future circumstance. Matters can also become complicated where multiple assets (both personal and business), pensions are involved, or there is disagreement over the arrangements for children. Instructing an experienced solicitor at Eccles Heddon from the outset will provide reassuring guidance throughout the process. We have the understanding and knowledge to get the best possible outcome for you, by offering clear and pragmatic advice on any rights and options you may have from the beginning. We can help initiate divorce proceedings, respond to divorce proceedings, contest divorces, assist with financial settlements and arrangements for children.

Abusive Relationships / Injunctions

If you find yourself in such circumstance, please speak to one of our experienced solicitors today and find out how we can help. By way of background, an Injunction is simply an order for your partner to ‘stay away’ and stop intimidating or harassing you. It can take various forms (be in non-molestation orders, occupation orders or stalking protection orders). It may be possible to make an application to court quickly and without informing the abuser, provided the court can be satisfied the victim or their children are at risk of significant harm. Eccles Heddon have extensive experience in all domestic abuse cases and we can provide you with the advice required to protect you and your children.

Financial Proceedings / Asset Division

Separating the finances and assets through a divorce can be a stressful and complicated procedure. Having Eccles Heddon on your side to deal with any financial settlement will help keep things simple and most importantly, protect your financial future. A financial settlement is a legally binding decision on how assets will be split. It will cover all manner of assets, from property and pensions to shares and savings. We will guide you through the process and provide you with the information required to make the correct decisions going forward.

Children Disputes

Eccles Heddon are here to help separating parents by putting the children’s needs first. The Family Team at Eccles Heddon can assist with child maintenance (agreeing what this might be, ensuring sufficient contributions are made towards necessary living costs) and other arrangements for your children (i.e where they are going to live or who they might get to see). Instructing an experienced solicitor at Eccles Heddon from the outset will provide reassuring guidance throughout the process. Contact one of our offices today to see how we might be able to help.

Divorce and Separation
Financial Proceedings / Asset Division
Children Disputes

Child Arrangement Orders

Where arrangements over the children cannot be agreed, a court order can be made which sets out who is responsible for the care of a child. It will include detail such as who they are to live with, how they will spend time with each parent (when and how frequently visits will occur), and where the visits will take place. Eccles Heddon have extensive experience of advising and assisting clients in relation to child arrangements. Contact our approachable Family Law Team today and see how we can help.

Child Arrangement Orders

Parental Responsibility Orders

This is an order which a father, step father or 2nd female parent can apply for when they are not married and the mother refuses to allow access. It can detail the rights and duties that a parent will have towards a child, including making decisions about a child’s education or medical treatment.

Parental Responsibility Orders

Prohibited Steps Orders

This is an order that prevents a parent from certain activity with a child or exercising their parental responsibility without the express approval or permission of the court. It can be used to stop / prohibit various parental responsibilities and will stop a child from being taken out of school or having their surname changed. Contact our approachable Family Law Team today and see how we can help.

Prohibited Steps Orders

Specific Issue Orders

This is an order that addresses a specific interest of a child’s welfare, such as where they are to go to school or what medical treatment they are to receive. Anyone who enjoys parental responsibility (be it a parent or guardian) may apply for such an order.

Specific Issue Orders

Financial Remedy Proceedings

This is a remedy order that sets out the financial arrangements between divorcing couples. It is commonly obtained as part of a divorce settlement.

Financial Remedy Proceedings

Pre-Marital Agreements

This is an agreement which records the arrangements between two people who live together as a couple (unmarried). It will set out the rights and responsibilities in relation to property and other financial arrangements between them.

Pre-marital Agreements

Co-habitation Agreements

Ensuring there is a successful plan in place for the long-term succession of the farm is essential. Appropriate advice can be sought from our specialist Private Client Team, many of whom are STEP Accredited and from farming backgrounds themselves. As a firm, we are well placed to provide the clear and pragmatic advice you require in an easy to understand manner. If appropriate, we will meet with you around the kitchen table and work closely with your other professional advisers, including Accountants and Land Agents. We will also take into account any important matters, from family dynamics to the aims and requirements of the business and help ensure the correct advice is received to ensure the next generation are brought through. There are specialist reliefs available to farms, from Agricultural Property relief (APR) to Business Property Relief (BPR) and we advise on such matters on a daily basis. Even where you already have a plan in place, it is important to appreciate this is a complex area and seeking advice to ensure your existing arrangements remain up to date is strongly recommended.

Co-habitation Agreements

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