Family Law

Gilbert Stephens family law solicitors offer down to earth and practical advice across the full range of family law problems that clients are likely experience whether married, civil partners or involved in another form of relationship.

The family law system can often be confusing and even intimidating, with the worry of perhaps having to go to court and incurring large legal bills on top of all the practical and emotional problems that can follow a relationship breakdown.

Our experience

Our experienced team of family lawyers, which includes mediators and collaboratively trained lawyers, treat each client and their case individually, because no two family law problems are the same. Our aim, where possible, is to try to improve communication and avoid confrontation or going to court by encouraging the use of alternative ways of resolving family disputes including through mediation or the use of collaborative law and arranging round table meetings.

Why choose us?

When there is no alternative to involving the family courts we will support and guide you through what is needed and make sure you are properly represented and kept fully informed throughout the process.

Whatever the problem, our aim is to achieve the best outcome for you in the most cost effective way, tailored to your particular situation. We will provide clear information about costs, allowing you to budget as needed. Legal Aid may be available to help with mediation and in some other limited circumstances.

Our trained and experienced family mediators can meet with you and your former partner to help resolve issues following separation and can meet with children in appropriate circumstances.

For more information about mediation please click here.

Our family law services include practical and realistic advice on the following:

  • Divorce/dissolution of civil partnerships
  • Property and finance
  • Pensions on divorce
  • Children arrangements
  • Maintenance
  • Separation agreements
  • Pre and post nuptial agreements
  • Care proceedings
  • Mediation for all issues
  • Collaborative law
  • Living together (cohabitation) agreements

Please ask us about fixed fees for undefended divorce, consent orders and mediation packages tailored to your needs.

Please get in touch:

E-mail: ku.oc1547718811.sneh1547718811petst1547718811rebli1547718811g@waL1547718811ylima1547718811F1547718811 or contact one of our team.

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Terry Bastyan

Managing Partner
email | 01392 424242

INDIVIDUALS, Family Law, Family Mediation, MANAGEMENT

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Patrick Langrishe
Patrick Langrishe

Budleigh Salterton
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Mark Arden
Mark Arden

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Jessica Burgess

Chartered Legal Executive
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