Family & Relationships

Breakdown of family relationships faces you with difficult challenges. But you don't have to tackle them alone. Our family law solicitors are here to offer clear and concise advice tailored to your circumstances and needs.

Experienced, Dedicated & Personal Family Law Solicitors

If you’ve got a family matter and would like legal advice or representation, then you’re in the right place. 

Our Family Law solicitors have decades of experience and are here to make sure you get the best outcome for you and your family. Our family lawyers can help with divorce, separation, wills & probate, childcare and more.

Our family law team are here to support you through testing times and offer the best legal advice with a personal approach. To get in touch with one of our family lawyers, fill out the form to the right or call us on the number below.

We also offer nationwide coverage however if you wish to come in and speak to us, you find our offices here.

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Our Family Law Services

Our experienced team of Family Law solicitors can provide you with best in class legal advice and representation for a variety of family and child care matters. We deal with everything including complex financial matters following divorce or separation, domestic violence, child care and dealing with social services and wills and probate.

You can find a list of all areas covered by our family law team below:

Advice and full guidance with divorce & separation, including support with finances and child arrangements. 

Full legal support if you or someone in your family has been subject to domestic violence or abuse. 

Helping you and your partner to plan for a potential separation. We’ll help you plan how your assets are split and write up the agreement for you. 

Help with financial arrangement for married, cohabitants and unmarried couples. We also offer support with pensions. 

Support with all matters concerning children in relation to who a child is to live with and spend time with, contact with grandparents and more

Help and guidance on issues where social services or local authorities have become involved with child matters. 

With you, in and out of court

We’re humans too. We know family law can be difficult which is why our dedicated team of experts will do everything they can to not just give you the best legal advice, but also get to know you and offer a personal and human touch with all our services.

We understand that family law and litigation is serious, which is why we will always adopt a strong and robust strategy for our clients.

Protecting your assets & future

Our experienced team of family lawyers have decades of combined experience in helping people with their financial matters. We have expertise in wills and probate, financial arrangements and pre-nuptial arrangements so you know that your assets are in capable hands and have a safe future.

Nationwide Legal Expertise

Youngs Law covers the full breadth of the United Kingdom but we know that personal touch is everything and sometimes, speaking via videos calls or telephone isn’t personal enough. We have six offices throughout the country, so if we’re in your local area, please don’t hesitate to come in and talk to us.

You can see all of our locations on our offices page.

Legal Aid For Family Law

Public Funding or ‘Legal Aid’ is available for Care Proceedings and Domestic Violence / injunctions (where financially eligible). From April 2013, legal aid is no longer generally available for certain family law matters such as divorce, legal separation, matrimonial finance or children matters, although in certain circumstances, legal aid is still available for these matters. We will go through your case with you and tell you if you are eligible for legal aid. If you are not able to get legal aid, our family solicitors will provide you with a tailored fixed fee for your matter, in order that you can consider whether you are able to afford legal representation. In any event, you will know how much your matter is likely to cost.

In certain circumstances, you may wish to have specific legal advice, and then continue to act for yourself. Our family law solicitors can help by providing you with specific advice, when you want it, together with continued advice during the course of your case, when you need it. In that way you can benefit by having legal advice as to the issues and matters you need to deal with, yet limiting your legal costs as you will continue to act ‘in person’.

Jag Kainth | Youngs Law

Jag Kainth

Head of Family Department

Youngs Law | Louise Joyce

Louise Joyce

Trainee Legal Executive 

Youngs Law | Sophia Younghusband

Sophia Younghusband

Trainee Legal Executive 

Family Law FAQs

What is Family Law?

Family law is any legal service or practice whereby issues relating to family are covered. This includes marriage, divorce, child custody, domestic abuse, adoption and more. 

What are the grounds for divorce?

The grounds for a divorce can vary, but generally divorces are caused by irreconcilable differences between each partner, adultery, cruelty and abuse. 

How is child custody determined?

Child custody is based on the best interests of the child. This will include factors such as the child’s relationship with his parents or guardian, their home environment as well as the child’s physical and emotional needs. 

What is a prenuptial agreement?

A prenuptial agreement is a legal document signed by both parties to outline how assets will be split if they should separate in the future. It must be written before the couple are legally married. 

Do I need a will?

The short answer for this is no, you are not required to have a will. However it is very common for people to write wills to protect their assets and estate. If you die without having a will, there are certain rules which dictate where your money, property and possessions should be allocated. Writing a will allows you to choose to who or where your assets go. 

Is will writing expensive?

The cost of will writing will depend on whether you choose to use a solicitor. However costs do vary depending on the size and complexity of your estate but as a mean average they can be anywhere from a few hundred to several thousand pounds. 

What is probate?

Probate is the legal process involved in administering the assets of someone who has passed. Upon their death, you apply and receive “grant of probate” which will allow the executioners named in the will to distribute the assets. 

Can my beneficiary be my executor as well?

Probate is the process of proving that a will is valid (if there is one). Then confirming who the authorised person is so that they can administer the estate or assets of the person that has died. 

If you would like further advice from one of our Family Law solicitors, please contact a member of our team or call us

033 33 582 588

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