Family, matrimonial and children
Heyes Samuel is able to offer quality legal advice and assistance in a full range of family, relationship, matrimonial and children issues, including:
- Dissolution of Civil Partnerships
- Ancillary Relief Claims (financial claims arising from divorce)
- Financial claims arising from the breakdown of a relationship
- Private Law Children Matters - Contact, Residence disputes etc
- Care Proceedings
- Financial Claims for Children
We also provide advice to unmarried couples in respect of their rights and oblilgations, including cohabitation and pre-nuptial agreements.
The Family Department is headed by Mr Chris King, the firm's principal and owner. Chris specialises in children cases, including care proceedings, adoption, applications for special guardianship orders, contact disputes, residence disputes, applications to remove children from the jurisdiction and regularly acts for children and parents in such cases. Chris is a member of the Solicitors Regulation Authority's Children Panel. His membership of this panel recognises him as an expert in children cases and enables him to represent children and adults in often difficult and complex cases involving children, parents and local authorities. Chris is also a member of the Solicitors Regulation Authority's Family Law Panel and 'Resolution' and is committed to providing a constructive and non-adversarial approach to children and family cases.
Chris's Personal Assistant is Polly Mills who helps with the day-to-day running of cases and general enquiries. Polly is a qualified Paralegal and has considerable experience in a number of different areas of law but with a bias towards family and personal injury cases.
The family department also consists of Emma Lloyd and Ann Warmisham.
Emma is a Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives and has particular experience and expertise in relation to all aspects of family, matrimonial and children cases.
Ann is an Associate Member of the Institute of Legal Executives and also has particular experience and expertise in relation to all aspects of family, matrimonial and children cases.
Both Emma and Ann regularly advise and assist clients in a number of difficult and complex cases, including relationship breakdowns, separation, property and financial disputes arising from a breakdown of a marriage or relationship, contact and residence disputes in relation to children and applications to remove children from the jurisdiction. Emma and Ann represent husbands, wives, civil partners, parents and cohabitees and deal with matters in an efficient, understanding, constructive and non-adversarial approach.
We are able to offer public funding (legal aid) in relation to all aspects of family, matrimonial and children matters. This is however subject to a client's financial eligibility. We will discuss all funding options and will assess a client's eligibility for public funding at the outset.