Family Law

Peace Legal has considerable experience in matrimonial and family law, offering clients practical, sensitive advice in all divorce, family and related matters at what we recognise can often be a difficult time for all involved.

Find out what our Family Law service consists of

Marriage and civil partnership

If you and your partner plan to get married or enter into a civil partnership, you may want to make certain legal arrangements beforehand. A prenuptial agreement protects your finances and property in case of separation.

If the relationship breaks down, the agreement will outline who should get what and how assets should be divided.


The breakdown of a relationship. Our family team have the skill and experience to navigate through the process of legal separation, to negotiate a fair settlement and to the satisfaction of all parties.

A good divorce solicitor can minimise the stress and upset involved, taking the weight off your shoulders.

Divorce Financial Provisions

Financial matters are something which many people choose to keep private. When going through a divorce, however, it is vital financial disclosure of the marital assets takes place. Without it, it would be impossible to make sure that the financial settlement upon divorce was reasonable and fair.

Being dishonest about your financial situation or failing to provide information about some of your assets, could cost a great deal of both time and money further down the line.


This refers to couples who live together but aren’t married, who want to lay out what should happen to property and assets if they should split up. This is called a cohabitation agreement, it protects the rights of unmarried couples, especially those who have been in a relationship for a long time and have many shared assets.

Domestic Violence

If you have experienced domestic violence, legal advice is essential during this most difficult of times. Claire McKenning and Ellis Tolan can help with the legal arrangements to keep you and your children safe, offering sound advice to help you break free from your partner and start a new life without domestic violence.


Know your rights and what you are entitled to

When a relationship ends, you and your partner will need to sort out how your assets such as property will be divided. Property can be a hugely complicated issue in legal terms, so it’s important to have an expert on your side. Contact Rachael Revitt, Claire McKenning or Ellis Tolan to help you untangle your shared assets and work out who has the legal right to property you own together. This can be based on who contributes the most to the mortgage payments or who cares for the children (depending on the size of the property) who live in the house. Our family lawyers can also help to arrange the division of property and assets of a couple who own a business together, as well as private property.

If a dispute over property has turned nasty and you’re concerned that you may not reach a resolution that is fair to you seek advice from our family law experts.

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