Divorce or the breakdown of any long term relationship is highly stressful, and it ranks up there on the stress scale with other major life events such as a bereavement. After the initial shock of the split, the process of disentangling the legal and financial affairs can be equally complex and upsetting.
This is why you really need to speak to a friendly, specialist family law and divorce solicitor who can support and guide you through the process.
The need for a specialist – many law firms offer family and divorce law services, but not all of them are specialists in this complex legal field.
Here at Bonallack and Bishop, our team of family lawyers do nothing buy family law and divorce work – so you can rely on us to provide the specialist legal advice you need.
Find someone with whom you feel comfortable. Don’t underestimate the importance of the personal relationship and rapport between you and your solicitor – you have to be comfortable talking to them about often sensitive issues, and be confident that they will listen to you. And you will also need to be completely frank with them about your circumstances.
Never make a decision on which family law solicitor to appoint without having a proper chat with them first. Take advantage of any offer of free phone advice and free first appointment because ultimately the only way you will be sure that they are the right solicitor for you is if you really talk to them.
Instruct a solicitor who is not looking for a fight. Sadly, far too many solicitors still look upon divorce as a battle to be won. We don’t.
It’s not a battle – it’s a problem which needs sorting, and it’s a solution you need, not a fight. Having said that, you can rest assured, our team will make sure you get the right settlement and that may involve being tough. Focusing on the solution isn’t weakness – it’s common sense.
FREE Expert Family Law Advice
When it comes to family law, we offer three types of free specialist legal advice
- FREE initial phone advice – just give us a call anytime during office hours and have a chat with one of our family law team
- FREE first 1/2 hour appointment – the first 30 minutes interview is free for any issue around divorce, children’s matters or family law in general.
- FREE specialist drop-in family law surgery – Every Wednesday afternoon between 2 PM and 5 PM we offer a drop-in advice surgery where one of our family lawyers can provide you with free advice about any aspect of family law. No need to book and there are no strings attached.
So with our three free family advice offers, there’s no reason to worry – just get in touch with us and we can put your mind at rest
Contact Our Specialist Team – Call  422300 or  622992
Our specialist family law team can help you with the full range of legal issues that often follow the breakdown of any relationship, not just divorce – so we also cover, for example;
• All financial aspects of divorce – including pensions and maintenance
• Dissolving your civil partnership
• Separation agreements
• Cohabitation and living together as an unmarried couple
• Childrens’ issues – including contact and residence
• Grandparent contact
• International child abduction
• Domestic violence and injunctions
• Prenuptial agreements
Family Mediation and our approach to relationship breakdown
Confrontation is never a positive step in family law cases, especially when there are children involved. Our family law team are committed to getting the best deal for you by looking for a solution and not than going into battle with all guns blazing.
We try to reach an amicable, fair agreement for clients wherever possible, and doing this avoids the costs and uncertainty associated with taking the case to court. We do this by using a number of approaches – including family mediation, but if this doesn’t work in your case, we will do our utmost to get a fair settlement for you as quickly as possible.
That’s why our family law team includes two accredited family lawyers/mediators and one collaborative lawyer. We think these alternative ways of dealing with relationship breakdown regularly produce better and quicker outcomes – and are often much cheaper as well. We’re big fans of family mediation in particular – though we accept that it isn’t right for everyone.
If you think family mediation might suit you, give one of our team a ring.
FREE Family Law Advice in Wiltshire? Call Us Now
Your initial advice over the phone on any family law or divorce issue is completely free, and we don’t charge for your first 30 minute face to face appointment either.
So pick up the phone and call us to day to hear what we can do to help with the inevitable stress of divorce or relationship breakdown.
Put your mind at rest and protect your legal interests by calling our divorce solicitors today
• Call FREEPHONE 0800 1404544 or our local Wiltshire office numbers, Salisbury (01722) 422300 or Amesbury (01980) 622992
• Or email our team for a call back convenient to you by completing the contact form below
Bonallack and Bishop, Bonallack and Bishop
Rougemont House, Queensberry House,
Rougemont Close, 5 Salisbury Street,
SP1 1LY SP4 7AW
Tel: Salisbury  422300 Tel: Amesbury (01980) 622992
Our Salisbury Office