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Family Law

Family Law is the area of law that deals with Family related issues and domestic relations.

In England and Wales these include:

Married couples, civil partnerships and domestic partnerships (some times incorrectly referred to as common law marriages)

Issues arising during any of these relationships which could include validity of marriage, abuse, injunctions and occupation orders, legitimacy, surrogacy and even child abduction

The termination of these relationships sometimes referred to as divorce or dissolution, (judicial) separation, annulment, the financial consequences of such termination sometimes referred to as ancillary relief, property adjustment, settlement, alimony and (child) maintenance. Disputes with the CSA, child custody or residence orders, child contact and parental responsibility.

In the case of separating unmarried couples, property disputes may fall to be decided under the provisions of the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act (TOLATA).

Claims under the Inheritance (Provision for family and Dependants) Act. Pre and post nuptial agreements

Denise Longhurst and Natalie Jones look after these matters at Heringtons. Both are experienced lawyers in this field, Denise having over 30 years' experience. They will give you the correct cost effective advice and help you through a difficult time. Denise has a substantial client following and an excellent reputation in this field. Natalie can offer sound advice at very reasonable rates always with experienced support ready to hand.


Heringtons is the trading name of Heringtons LLP which is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales (registered number OC374843) and which is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (registered number 569513). Registered office: Bank Chambers, High Street, Rye. TN31 7JR Our professional indemnity insurers are AmTrust Europe Limited of No 2, Minster Court, Mincing Lane, London EC3R 7BB and the territorial cover of that insurance is worldwide

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