Family Law Solicitors In Derbyshire

Our Family Law Solicitors in Derbyshire have a wealth of knowledge and experience in a wide range of Family Law matters. We can advise, assist and represent you with your family law problems.

Our Derbyshire expert team is approachable and supportive. We remember that family difficulties carry with them a great deal of emotion. Our team of family solicitors are always sensitive to the full range of implications arising from your difficulties. We will keep perspective on your behalf and help you through a difficult time.

How can our family lawyers help you

Our specialist family lawyers in Derbyshire will listen to your story, so as to understand what is important to you. We will advise you, consider all the available options with you and discuss the merits of the available choices. Our specialist family law solicitors are here to guide you through the process every step of the way.

We firmly believe in finding individual, tailormade solutions to your problems that work for you. We are practical and realistic and will always look at real-life testing of the possible ways forward with you. Our family law solicitors will work hard to ensure that you are given information to help you access the most appropriate resources to ease the way forward. Our clients benefit from more than just legal advice.

Lovedays Solicitors was established in 1905 and our family solicitors have been helping people deal with family problems throughout that time. We have offices in both Matlock and Wirksworth and cover Ashbourne, Bakewell and throughout Derbyshire.

Our Family Services

Buying Property Jointly

Cohabitation Agreement

Domestic Abuse



Parental Responsibility and Paternity

Child Maintenance

Prenuptial Agreements

We deal with a broad range of Family Legal matters including:

Deeds of trust and jointly owned property

If you are buying a house with your partner you should always seek legal advice as to the best method to formalize the situation and to record who is entitled to what share or interest in the property.

Grandparents and Stepparents Rights

Many grandparents take a full and active role in the grandchildren’s’ upbringing and care. After the breakdown of the parents’ relationship, some grandparents can find themselves pushed out, particularly if their own child is not the parent with whom the children reside. We can help with grandparents rights to in order for grandparents to pursue an application for an order that their grandchildren spend time with them.

Step-parents can now obtain Parental Responsibility for the step-children of the family. We can help to resolve this and obtain this important legal status. We can also help if the marriage should come to an end and step-parent wishes to maintain contact with their stepchild.

Prenuptial Agreements and Cohabitation Agreements

You can enter into a formal arrangement which will allow you both to manage any break up in the future, with the least possible unpleasantness. We can help you consider the details of how any unfortunate break down will be dealt with and to agree to those details with your partner or prospective spouse. We can help you formulate a plan which provides for how any relationship breakdown is handled. That way if things go wrong you follow your agreed way forward.

We advise on and prepare Pre-Nuptial Agreements (which are contracts at the start of the marriage regulating the provisions in the event of a relationship breakdown). You may also want advice on Cohabitation/Living Together Agreements (which are contracts at the start of the cohabitation regulating the provisions in the event of a relationship breakdown.

Child Maintenance

Child maintenance is regular money paid by the person with whom the children do not live to the parent with whom they do. There is a legal obligation for Child Support. It is payable when parents live in separate households whether they were married or not. The obligation is between the parents.

Parental Responsibility and Paternity

Parental responsibility is the legal term for the rights and duties a parent has in respect of their children. We can help with disputes regarding Parental responsibility and paternity.

Domestic Abuse

Domestic abuse of whatever form is unacceptable. No one should be made to feel threatened or scared within their relationship. However, simply walking away is not always easy. If you are the victim of domestic abuse and you feel in danger or threatened, you should contact the Police. If you would like to know how we can help you please either call us on 01629 56660 or make a Free Online Enquiry.

Contact our team of Family Law Solicitors

If you're looking for a family law solicitor to help guide you through the legal aspects of jointly buing a house, grandparents and step-parents rights. child maintenance and more, please feel free to get in touch with our team of experienced family law solicitors who can help guide you through the process or submit one of our free enquiry forms and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.

Dealing with Joanne at Lovedays Family department was always a positive experience. She made sure I fully understood my legal situation and her communication style, always so clear and concise, helped me navigate my way through a difficult time.

I worked with Joanne Joyce and the team at Lovedays when my relationship broke down suddenly and I needed to understand my next steps in what was both a frightening, unexpected and complicated situation. Joanne was both supportive and informative and helped me gain closure swiftly, cleanly and without prolonged mitigation. I would recommend Lovedays highly to anybody who needs legal support.
Joanne was absolutely brilliant throughout the whole process of my family matter. Joanne provided sound pragmatic advice whilst being empathetic and truly supportive. Joanne was always quick and responsive at all times and always provided such sound advice, which I am and always will be so grateful for. Super professional service all around, delivered in a friendly and relaxed manner whilst providing reassurance at one of the most difficult and testing points in your life. I would not hesitate in recommending Joanne.

    About Lovedays

    Lovedays Solicitors, Potter and Co Solicitors and Andrew Macbeth Cash and Co Solicitors are the trading names of Derbyshire Legal Services Limited which is a company registered in England and Wales under company number 08838592. Registered office Sherwood House, 1 Snitterton Road, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 3LZ.

    Authorised and Regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority under SRA ID number 637916.

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