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Pitmans lawyers provide constructive and practical advice on all aspects of Family & Matrimonial law.

The breakdown of a relationship can be a stressful and emotional time for everyone concerned, so it’s vital to seek legal advice from lawyers who are experts in their field and who understand the need to be supportive.

All our Family & Matrimonial lawyers aim to achieve swift and amicable resolutions in the most cost-effective way possible.

Do Pitmans’ Family & Matrimonial Lawyers Have any Particular Areas of Expertise?

Our Family & Matrimonial team is headed by Partner Marian Lynch, who has more than 25 years experience dealing with all aspects of divorce, matrimonial finance and separation issues. She also sits as a Deputy District Judge and is a trained collaborative lawyer and Arbitrator. 

The Family & Matrimonial team has a broad range of expertise that includes divorce and division of matrimonial assets and cross-border matters for overseas divorces, cohabitee disputes including Trust of Land claims, pre and post nuptial agreements, all disputes concerning children and domestic violence injunctions.

Who Do Pitmans’ Family & Matrimonial Lawyers Work For?

The ongoing success of Pitmans’ Family & Matrimonial department stems from two central factors: referrals through word-of-mouth recommendations, and our long-standing presence and reputation in the area, which dates back to 1987.

Word-of-mouth referrals are particularly important to us because of the sensitive nature of this area of law. Our reputation for being personally committed to our clients is what puts us head and shoulders above other firms working in this sector.

Our areas of expertise in Family & Matrimonial law include:

  • Divorce and all financial matters arising from the breakdown of the marriage. 
  • Judicial separation.
  • Civil partnership disputes.
  • All children disputes arising from the breakdown of a relationship.
  • Financial claims in respect of children. 
  • Collaborative law.
  • Arbitration. 
  • Pre and post nuptial agreements.
  • Cohabitation agreements and separation agreements. 
  • Trust of Land claims in respect of property ownership disputes. 
  • Domestic violence injunctions. 
  • Inheritance Act claims and change of name deeds.

Why Choose Pitmans’ Family & Matrimonial Lawyers?

Many cases of this kind involve a significant property or pensions element. Pitmans has highly successful Corporate, Commercial, Real Estate, Pensions and Private Tax & Family Business departments that are available at all times to give expert advice when required by the Family team – for example when family businesses or trusts are involved. Clients find that Pitmans’ ability to provide such a fully comprehensive service puts them at a great advantage. 

At Pitmans we are dedicated to the needs of our clients and strive always to deliver an approachable, personally committed and consistent advisory service throughout the process. Our approach is professional yet compassionate. The Family & Matrimonial department offers constructive and practical advice rather than an unnecessarily confrontational approach. As trained collaborative lawyers we assess the situation first to identify the best approach for the client and promote settlement by alternative dispute resolution channels wherever possible.

In order to protect our clients’ privacy, we insist upon total discretion at all times. The skills and experience of our Family team means that we can promote the use of round table meetings between parties as well as the traditional method of solicitor correspondence. The approach will be tailor made to suit the individual case and circumstances.

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