1. Sinclairs Solicitors, Based in Penarth & Cardiff
Apart from bereavement, divorce is probably the most traumatic experience confronting any family. It is important when facing these problems you have specialist representation, peace of mind is essential.
At Sinclairs solicitors we have specialist lawyers accredited by the Law Society and audited by the Legal Services Commission to provide help and advice to people experiencing these difficulties. We pride ourselves as a firm that adopts a sympathetic and realistic approach.
Divorce and separation can have far reaching implications. The trauma of having to deal with the financial aspects, possibly domestic violence and the effects that it has on the children and the family can be a lot for any family to bear.
There is also a great deal to sort out. It is essential that people in such predicaments take proper advice from a specialist department.
The Department boasts lawyers of experience. The firm has conducted many of the highest profile cases, some of which have entered the Law Reports including the case of R-v-VB (on international child abduction) and the famous internet twins case.
From dealing with divorce, financial settlements and child care matters, the benefits of instructing a solicitor at Sinclairs is that you would have peace of mind to ensure that your case is handled properly. You may also be advised on the implications of the Human Rights Act 1998 which particularly concerns people caught in child care disputes with Local Authorities.
It will become possible to acquire parental responsibility in relation to children if you become their step-parent.
The Children Act is further amended so that in certain circumstances a civil partner is allowed to apply for a residence or contact order. The Adoption Act is also amended by the new legislation in complex but beneficial ways.
2. Passmores Lewis & Jacobs Solicitors
Family problems can be very stressful and unhappy situations that many people have to face. The consequences of family breakdown can cause major upheaval and fundamental changes to people?s lives. At such a time it is essential to obtain professional advice given in a sensitive way to help avoid the many pitfalls that are faced at such times.
For more than 30 years our firm has been offering advice in matrimonial matters and we have a team of practising solicitors who have specialised in family law for many years.
We are able to offer advice in respect of separation, divorce proceedings, childcare cases, abductions and financial matters arising from divorce and separation. In addition, we have staff that are able to advise with regard to the preparation of Wills and other matters associated with matrimonial proceedings.
Our solicitors attend court regularly throughout South Wales and we also have a network of barristers upon whom we can rely.
We are able to offer the utmost confidentiality with appointments taking place in private and if necessary on the ground floor to assist those with mobility difficulties. In addition our secretaries and receptionists can be relied upon for their support.
Family law is a fast moving subject and by being members of the Association for Family Lawyers and holding a franchise with Community Legal Services for matrimonial law we keep up to date with new developments in this field.
Passmores with Lewis and Jacobs is a long established Barry practice, having been formed from the merger of Passmores Solicitors and L.W. Lewis and Jacobs in 1997. Both of those firms had prior to the merger been established in Barry and the Vale of Glamorgan for many years.
The firm has always had a strong private client base and we are one of the leading law firms in Barry and the Vale of Glamorgan.
We are a 5 partner firm with a friendly and effective staff and we pride ourselves on the quality and speed of our service.