Family Law Services

Family Law Solicitors in Gloucestershire

Langley Wellington is one of Gloucestershire’s leading family law firms. Our expert family lawyers can help with a broad spectrum of family and matrimonial law matters and disputes, providing professional, sympathetic, and down-to-earth advice. Our area of expertise includes:

Our legal team are experts in their field and are on hand to guide you through every step of your legal journey, regardless of the complexity of your situation. We pride ourselves on handling difficult and delicate cases with the utmost sensitivity and attention, ensuring the right solution is found for you and your family.

 

For you, your family and your business. To speak to our family law team today, you can call our Gloucester office on 01452 521286, our Cheltenham office on 01242 264998,  email us at lawyers@langleywellington.co.uk or make an online enquiry.

Specialist Family Lawyers Cheltenham and Gloucester

Langley Wellington have been providing family law legal services to clients across Cheltenham and Gloucester for many years, and our team have many decades of experience between them. If you are concerned about a family matter, considering a divorce or separation, or you want to formalise a position before entering a relationship – talk to us.

Our team will listen carefully to your situation and help you make decisions that are in your best interest, providing realistic advice and helping you solve your legal position. We are here to help you achieve the best result for you.

We can also assist with a wide range of child law issues, dealing with disputes following a breakdown of a relationship, and complex cases involving child protection agencies and social services.

 

Other Legal Services

We can also provide specialist legal advice on other areas of law that may be relevant when you are dealing with a family law matter, such as Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney, Estate Management, and Conveyancing.

 

Get in Touch

To find out more about our Family Law Services or to speak with our team, call us or enquire online. We have two offices in Cheltenham (01242 264998) and Gloucester (01452 521286) or you can contact us here.

Frequently Asked Questions

You can read some of our FAQs relating to family law using the dropdown. To read more of our frequently asked questions, please click here

Our Fees

You can choose to be charged for the time actually spent on your case, or in suitable cases, we provide a series of fixed-fee packages that can help you better understand what is required for your case and manage the costs. Some of the fixed fee costs we can offer include:

Initial Consultation We can meet with you to provide you with initial advice and to discuss the options and the way forward with regard to your case for a fixed fee of £150 plus VAT for an up to 1-hour consultation.

If you want to start divorce proceedings/dissolution proceedings with regard to a civil partnership. We can deal with your divorce/ dissolution of civil partnership on the basis that it is undefended for a fixed fee of £600 plus VAT and the court fees which are currently £593. The fee covers us meeting with you to take instructions and to prepare the necessary paperwork, we will go on record at court for you and keep you updated by telephone, letter, and email.

Other fixed fee services include:
• Pre-Nuptial/Post Nuptial Agreement £1,500 + VAT
• Cohabitation/Separation Agreements £1,000 + VAT
• Consent Order £850 + VAT

The fee does not cover advice and assistance with regard to issues concerning children, financial matters, or domestic abuse. We are happy to assist in those areas, and can discuss the cost of doing so with you.

If you decide to take up this Fixed Fee Package, then the total sum is payable in advance for starting work.

FAQs

Do you have to go to mediation before family court?

In most cases, you will be required to attempt mediation before issuing proceedings and attending Court. However, there are certain circumstances in which you will be exempt such as when there has been domestic abuse, if you need protection or if the matter is urgent. This is not an exhaustive list, and we can provide further advice in relation to whether you will be exempt.

How much does a solicitor cost for family law UK?

The fees charged by a family lawyer are dependent upon what assistance you require and the type of case it is. Many factors can impact the cost, such as the complexity of the case, whether it is contested or whether it can be agreed upon quickly. We do offer some fixed fee packages and refer you to our fees page. For work that is carried out at an hourly rate, fee estimates will be given to you at the outset following your initial appointment.

How much does family court cost UK?

This will depend upon a variety of factors, including what type of case it relates to and at what point it can be settled. We have a duty to act in your best interests, including bringing your matter to a conclusion in the most cost-effective way possible. If there is scope for negotiation and settlement, we will always encourage this to prevent unnecessary costs. We can also discuss payment plans with you if appropriate.

What happens at the first family court hearing?

This is specific to which type of proceedings you are involved in. However, the usual purpose of a first Hearing within family proceedings is for the Court to give directions about the next steps that will assist in bringing your case to a conclusion.

What is a family law solicitor?

A family lawyer specialises in and practices family law. They are there to provide advice, assistance, and guidance and to represent your best interests concerning all aspects of family law, including financial remedy matters, divorce, injunctive proceedings, separation and Children Act matters.

What questions to ask a family law solicitor?

Many questions will run through your mind when you go through an emotionally difficult time. There is no such thing as a stupid question, and we are here to help you and answer any queries you have during the initial appointment and during your case.

Where are family lawyers based?

We act for clients nationwide and have offices in both Gloucester and Cheltenham, and our family law team will be available to meet with you at your preferred location.

How can we help?

Our Fees

You can choose to be charged for the time actually spent on your case, or in suitable cases, we provide a series of fixed-fee packages that can help you better understand what is required for your case and manage the costs. Some of the fixed fee costs we can offer include:

Initial Consultation We can meet with you to provide you with the initial advice and to discuss the options and the way forward with regard to your case for a fixed fee of £150 plus VAT for an up to 1-hour consultation.

If you want to start divorce proceedings/dissolution proceedings with regard to a civil partnership. We can deal with your divorce/ dissolution of civil partnership on the basis that it is undefended for a fixed fee of £600 plus VAT and the court fees which are currently £593. The fee covers us meeting with you to take instructions and to prepare the necessary paperwork, we will go on record at court for you and keep you updated by telephone, letter, and email.

Other fixed fee services include:

  • Pre-Nuptial/Post Nuptial Agreement £1,500 + VAT
  • Cohabitation/Separation Agreements £1,000 + VAT
  • Consent Order £850 + VAT

The fee does not cover advice and assistance with regard to issues concerning children, financial matters, or domestic abuse. We are happy to assist in those areas, and can discuss the cost of doing so with you.

If you decide to take up this Fixed Fee Package, then the total sum is payable in advance for starting work.

FAQs

Do you have to go to mediation before family court?

In most cases, you will be required to attempt mediation before issuing proceedings and attending Court. However, there are certain circumstances in which you will be exempt such as when there has been domestic abuse, if you need protection or if the matter is urgent. This is not an exhaustive list, and we can provide further advice in relation to whether you will be exempt.

How much does a solicitor cost for family law UK?

The fees charged by a family lawyer are dependent upon what assistance you require and the type of case it is. Many factors can impact the cost, such as the complexity of the case, whether it is contested or whether it can be agreed upon quickly. We do offer some fixed fee packages and refer you to our fees page. For work that is carried out at an hourly rate, fee estimates will be given to you at the outset following your initial appointment.

How much does family court cost UK?

This will depend upon a variety of factors, including what type of case it relates to and at what point it can be settled. We have a duty to act in your best interests, including bringing your matter to a conclusion in the most cost-effective way possible. If there is scope for negotiation and settlement, we will always encourage this to prevent unnecessary costs. We can also discuss payment plans with you if appropriate.

What happens at the first family court hearing?

This is specific to which type of proceedings you are involved in. However, the usual purpose of a first Hearing within family proceedings is for the Court to give directions about the next steps that will assist in bringing your case to a conclusion.

What is a family law solicitor?

A family lawyer specialises in and practices family law. They are there to provide advice, assistance, and guidance and to represent your best interests concerning all aspects of family law, including financial remedy matters, divorce, injunctive proceedings, separation and Children Act matters.

What questions to ask a family law solicitor?

Many questions will run through your mind when you go through an emotionally difficult time. There is no such thing as a stupid question, and we are here to help you and answer any queries you have during the initial appointment and during your case.

Where are family lawyers based?

We act for clients nationwide and have offices in both Gloucester and Cheltenham, and our family law team will be available to meet with you at your preferred location.

Our Family Law Team

The family law team will be happy to speak with you regarding all areas of family law, cohabitation, and child law legal matters.
You can find out more about our team by clicking on the links below.

Contact our Solicitors

Langley Wellington is a forward-thinking law firm acting for clients nationwide. Whatever your legal requirements, we are here to help.

Get in touch with our Solicitors today. Call one of our offices on the numbers provided below, or fill out our contact form here. 

Gloucester Office: 01452 521 286
Cheltenham Office: 01242 269 998