We feel proud we are able to offer a complete legal service to all of our clients. We never forget that when going through a divorce or a separation it is always a very difficult time for each and every client. We will deal with your case as quickly, and as efficiently and with the minimum expense as possible.
For more information on fixed fee divorce see: Fixed Fee Divorce Scunthorpe
Family law accredited
We are accredited members of Resolution (previously known as the Solicitors Family Law Association). This means that we are committed to constructively resolving family disputes. We adopt a non-confrontational approach to family problems. We never feel that the break up of a relationship need be accompanied by acrimony or heartache. So we endeavour to use negotiation to achieve an agreement where that is possible between all the parties involved.
However, if for one reason or another the other party will not come to a fair and sensible agreement, then we have no hesitation whatsoever, if you wish us to do so, to take the matter to court and vigorously present your case to ensure that you are dealt with fairly and properly.
Collaborative divorce solicitor
We offer Collaborative Law as an alternative way to deal with family disputes, and again we are accredited by Resolution.
We currently hold a Legal Services Commission contract to undertake family work. We offer a free assessment at your initial appointment, and it helps greatly if you are able to bring along with you, up to date documents showing your financial position. On request a free one half hour appointment can be offered.
We understand that going through separation is a life-changing process. All clients will receive advice of the highest quality by an expert.
Divorce, Separation and Civil Partnership Dissolution
At your first appointment we will discuss with you the various options open to you. We will advise as to the most appropriate route, whether it be divorce or separation. We will seek to achieve the best possible arrangements for you and your children.
Very often a major concern at the breakdown of a relationship is how financial matters are going to be sorted out. We will guide you through the process. We will make every effort to avoid costly court proceedings. Through negotiation we will make every effort to reach an agreement. If you wish, instead of your case being resolved through an exchange of Solicitor correspondence, you could elect to attend a number of face to face meetings involving all parties and their legal representatives. Both you and your ex-partner would agree in the meantime to not start court proceedings. The aim is to use the courts only when agreement is not possible. Mediation is a further alternative and after discussion with you, if you wish, we can refer you to a qualified mediator.
We will be happy to represent you in contested court proceedings if they become necessary. It is often expensive to take matters to court and Hetts will seek to ensure that your costs are kept to an absolute minimum.
Domestic Violence can cover many different things. It not only involves physical violence, but aggression in all its shapes and forms, such as regular verbal abuse and shouting in the home. That cannot only affect the other partner, but also the children. We will talk you through the legal steps which we can take to protect both you and your family. We can offer you an urgent same day appointment once you get in touch with us. Court action may be required immediately, and in urgent cases, initially without your partner even being told about the proceedings.
Pre-nuptial and Cohabitation Agreements
Family legal servicesPre-nuptial agreements are a fast changing area of law and the courts are evermore willing to recognise when sorting out divorce or cohabitation settlements. A pre-nuptial agreement is when the parties set out their intentions as to how their assets should be divided if the relationship ends, and that agreement can be made, either before the parties marry or live together, or whilst they are together.
These agreements can help prevent possibly long legal arguments on the breakdown of a relationship.
Please view our dedicated section on Children and Child Care law for a more detail.
If you would like further advice and to see a member of our Family Team, please call 01724 843287/ freephone/email.