Family Law Solicitors
The specialist family solicitors at Clough & Willis have extensive experience in dealing with a wide range of family law issues including divorce, civil partnership, separating cohabitees, financial settlements and child custody arrangements.
Our team has acted for hundreds of people and has an excellent track record in providing our clients with the legal expertise, care and support they need at this very difficult time.
We understand that the breakdown of any relationship can be distressing and traumatic, and that this is especially true in cases involving domestic abuse or disagreements over the arrangements of children. We will handle cases with the utmost sensitivity and go out of our way to respond to messages as quickly as possible, so that you do not feel you are left alone to make important decisions.
Our family solicitors' experience means that we are in a strong position to identify all of your legal options and secure the most positive outcome possible for you and your family. If you need the best legal advice or services relating to a divorce, financial settlements or other family law matter, contact the experts at Clough & Willis today. Call us on 0800 083 0815 or complete the online enquiry form on this page to arrange for us to call you back at a convenient time.
How do family law proceedings work?
The first stage will be to make an enquiry with our experienced team of family law solicitors. We usually offer all prospective clients a free initial discussion, although depending on your circumstances, we may offer this initial consultation on a fixed-fee basis. More information on our fixed fees is available below. This telephone meeting will provide you with a broad overview of what you could achieve and the likely cost. While we cannot provide free legal advice, we will discuss your circumstances and offer guidance that can help you to make the best possible choice moving forward.
An initial meeting is generally possible within 24 hours of receiving your enquiry. This means that, even if your situation is urgent, we can help. We have two offices in Greater Manchester, in Bury and Bolton, from which we can offer consultations, and we can also provide online consultations or video conferencing where necessary.
If you decide to proceed, the person you met during your consultation will be the solicitor who acts for you throughout the case. For this reason, you can be sure that any details you shared will remain confidential and your solicitor will get to know your family and your needs to ensure that they are acting on your behalf with your best intentions in mind. All our family law solicitors are sensitive, professional and experienced, so they are equipped to handle even the most complicated or emotionally difficult cases.
We will provide a written estimate of the likely costs you will incur by pursuing your chosen course of action - there are no hidden charges or fees. This may help you to decide how to proceed if you are still unsure about the next steps to take. If you are concerned about the costs of different options, we can also provide services on a fixed-fee basis, as detailed below. In this way, you can consider the bigger picture, fully understand the consequences of your decisions, and choose the best path forward to achieve the outcome you desire.
Why Choose Clough & Willis?
At Clough & Willis Solicitors, we are extremely proud of the high level of service we provide to our clients. Our achievements are down to limiting the amount of clients we take on. We treat each of our clients as an individual and your case will always be important to us. We will always discuss your case with you as one human being to another. We will explain legal concepts to you clearly and avoid bombarding you with legal jargon.
We will always be upfront and honest with you in terms of the aspects of your case. We are a modern and forward-thinking team and will listen carefully throughout your case to understand the outcome you want to achieve and deliver guidance that can support you.
Our family law professionals deliver an efficient service that is designed to reduce any emotional difficulties involved. We focus on the practical considerations and will be responsible for as much of the process as possible, to give you more time to focus on your family.
About Our Family Law Department
Our family law department is headed by Lee Marston and Marie Whittaker. Both Lee and Marie are members of Resolution and are experts in high-value financial provision proceedings and complex disputes involving children. The team has extensive experience dealing with divorce, civil partnership breakdown, separating cohabitants, financial settlements, maintenance payments and child arrangements.
We are committed to encouraging a non-confrontational approach to resolving family disputes. We can advise on:
- Child Arrangement Disputes
- Prenuptial Agreements
- Financial Provision
- Divorce Settlements & Agreements
- Cohabitation Agreements
- Civil Partnership Disputes
- Domestic Violence
- Family Mediation
For more information about any of our services, contact our team today.
Fixed Fee Packages*
At Clough & Willis, we know that everyone’s circumstances are different and as such we offer a number of affordable options relating to family law services. Our most popular are our fixed fee packages with clear and upfront costs from the start. Below is our guaranteed pricing for these services:
- Fixed Fee Divorce (if you are applying for the divorce)
£550 (£660 including VAT) – Sole Applicant
£700 (£840 including VAT) – Joint Applicant
Plus court fees of £593 (inc VAT)
Fixed Fee Divorce (if you are responding to the divorce)
£300+VAT (£360 inc VAT)
Fixed Fee Change of Name Deed
£150+VAT (£180 inc VAT)
Fixed Fee Parental Responsibility Agreements (Advice and Drafting)
£295+VAT (£354 inc VAT)
Fixed Fee Financial Consent Orders including a “Clean Break” Provision
From £500+VAT (£600 inc VAT) plus court fees of £53 (inc VAT)
Fixed Fee Child Application Forms (to decide who a child/ren should live with or spend time with)
Form C100 including taking full details and preparing the documents - £500+VAT (£600 inc VAT)
Form C1A (only required if there are/have been welfare concerns) - £195+VAT (£234 inc VAT)
At your initial meeting, we will examine your situation and then discuss which option would be the best for you. For any work outside of our fixed fee packages you will be provided with a clear, written estimate of the likely costs that may be incurred.
What Is ‘Family Law’ and What Does it Cover?
The term ‘family law’ covers a wide range of legal issues pertaining to family relationships and domestic matters. It addresses various aspects of family life, including marriage and civil partnerships, cohabitation, separation and divorce. Family law also encompasses issues related to children, such as child arrangements, child maintenance, adoption, and parental rights and responsibilities.
A primary focus of family law is the resolution of disputes between family members. These issues can be sensitive and emotionally charged, which is why it is vital to work with an experienced and knowledgeable solicitor in any such cases. The team at Clough & Willis is able to strike the delicate balance between legal expertise and empathy, and work to ensure that the rights and interests of their clients are protected, while striving to reach amicable and fair solutions to disputes. In cases involving children, their best interests are always our primary concern.
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Contact Clough & Willis
At Clough & Willis, we have a great deal of experience in dealing with different types of family matters. Our team of specialist solicitors will provide clear, easy-to-understand advice to guide you through what can be a stressful legal process and will work our hardest to get you the best possible outcome for you