When you need legal assistance with any family law matter, you want someone you can talk to and trust. At Sutton-Mattocks Solicitors, we understand that each family and their problems are unique. We take the time to listen to you and help you work towards a long-term solution, one which will benefit you and your children. Contact Gillian Tyndall today to find out how we can help you.
Our Family Law Service
We can guide and support you in relation to any of the following matters:
- Divorce and relationship breakdown
- Cohabitation Agreements
- Pre and postnuptial agreements
- Children - Private Law
- Domestic Abuse
If your marriage or civil partnership has come to an end, we can explain the divorce dissolution process to you carefully and clearly. To help you agree on important matters amicably, such as arrangements for looking after children and child maintenance, we facilitate communication with your former partner. We will also assist with discussions on the separation of money and property. Where an agreement is reached on these matters, you will usually be able to avoid court. However, where court action is necessary, we will ensure the best interests of you and your children are protected.
Some people prefer to obtain a legal separation rather than formally ending their marriage, by divorce. If this is the route you have chosen, we will guide you through the process of making your separation official.
Cohabiting couples do not have the same rights under the law as those who are married or in civil partnerships, and this can cause issues if the relationship comes to an end. Many people now choose to enter into a cohabitation agreement in order to set out how assets will be divided if the relationship breaks down. It can also include terms relating to the care of children. At Sutton-Mattocks, we can help cohabiting couples to negotiate terms and ensure their cohabitation agreement is legally binding. It is important that you and your partner seek independent legal advice.
Prenuptial agreements (commonly referred to as “prenups”) are made before a couple marries, and set out what should happen if the marriage breaks down – specifically relating to the assets owned by each person. A postnuptial agreement, on the other hand, is made after the couple is married. It has the same purpose as a prenuptial agreement, the only difference is the timing. At Sutton-Mattocks, we can assist with open and honest discussions to ensure you have peace of mind for your future, and will help you come to a quick agreement so you can get on with enjoying your marriage.
We are able to assist and advise you in cases involving children, including living arrangements for children, contact and maintenance. When considering arrangements for children, the key consideration is always the best interests of the child or children. It is highly recommended that you attempt to reach an agreement on child arrangements, contact and maintenance out of court, as this will be the least disruptive and stressful for all those involved. Where agreement cannot be reached, however, we can guide you on the option available to resolute such matters.
Domestic Abuse occurs when a spouse or partner causes you harm either emotionally, physically or financially. For many people it is difficult to accept they are in an abusive relationship. We can provide advice on the options available to you and this can include applying to the court for a non-molestation order and an occupation order in respect of your home.
Contact our Family Law Solicitors in Barnes & Chiswick, London
At Sutton-Mattocks, we are here to provide practical and professional advice, tailored to your family situation. You can be confident that we will listen to your needs carefully and help you obtain the most positive outcome for you and your family.
Gillian Tyndall is a member of Resolution, which advocates a non-confrontational approach to resolving family law disputes. She also holds a Family Law accreditation from the Law Society of England and Wales.
We have offices in Barnes and Chiswick, and we cover London, the Home Counties and the surrounding areas of East Sheen, Mortlake, Putney, Roehampton, Richmond, Kingston, Wandsworth, Chelsea, Fulham, Kensington, Hammersmith, Ealing, Kew, Isleworth, Hampton, Sunbury, Staines, Hounslow, Twickenham, Teddington, Brentford, Gunnersbury, White City and Shepherd’s Bush.
We have had a very positive experience with them throughout, stretching over a 10-year period for a number of issues. They are very efficient, friendly and no-nonsense. Recommend them highly.