Family Law2022-02-25T11:56:21+00:00

Family Law Solicitors

More Than Half a Century’s Experience Specialists in Complex and High Value Cases
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Experienced Family Solicitors

Whether you need advice on a separation pre-nuptial agreements, divorce, or issues involving your children, including mediation, you can depend on OGR Stock Denton Solicitors.

Contacting a solicitor particularly with sensitive issues surrounding family can be daunting and stressful and we make every effort to deal with our clients’ with empathy and professionalism. We also ensure that our clients have direct access to their legal representative who will listen to their needs and provide cost-effective legal advice with a supportive approach. All cases are dealt with impartially and with complete confidentiality.

To make an appointment to discuss any aspect of Family Law please email or phone 020 8349 0321.

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Family Law

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Family Law

Cohabiting Agreements

Unwed couples form a growing proportion of the adult population. However, without the implicit contract of marriage, each partner has only limited rights.

We recommend cohabitation agreements to protect both parties if they subsequently decide to separate – however unexpectedly. The terms relate to property, assets, child contact (if applicable) and financial support.

Because every case is unique, we tailor the most appropriate solution to the two individuals involved, their circumstances and their partnership.

Divorce

In family courts, the grounds for divorce involve an irretrievable breakdown of the marriage. It is necessary to demonstrate that the situation meets one (or more) of five circumstances.

Our clients can rely on professional advice to dispel any misunderstandings, with sympathetic support throughout the process.

Collaborative Law

When parents separate or divorce, the priority is to resolve cases and minimise disruption. So naturally, as the parents’ relationship ends, the first consideration is child welfare.

Collaborative law maintains a dignified and constructive approach. Our solicitors seek to agree on joint solutions through co-operation. We aim to resolve the situation without confrontation.

Your dedicated lawyer will help you decide whether you need to negotiate, perhaps through mediation, consider arbitration or resort to litigation.

Arbitration

This option is potentially quicker and less costly than court action. A qualified arbitrator, agreed by the parties or appointed by the IFLA (Institute of Family Law Arbitrators), considers the facts and adjudicates to determine the solution to the dispute.

Crucially, arbitrators are impartial and independent. Before the hearing, each side agrees to respect and adhere to the binding decision. Challenges or appeals are not usually possible; a pre-arbitration agreement limits such rights and recriminations.

Arbitration is suitable for most family-related disputes, though not all contentious issues. Typically, it offers a cost-effective and confidential route to resolve property and financial questions, as well as child care and contact. Though more formal than mediation, it is more flexible than court proceedings. In some cases, a court will formally document the award or determination made through a consent order

Child Arrangement Orders

If one party is unduly intransigent, there may be no feasible way to reach a solution other than through Family Court proceedings. If negotiation fails, we represent our clients proactively. Directions appointments and child arrangement hearings deal with contact and residence issues, along with grandparents’ rights and financial provision.

Nuptial Agreements

Pre-marriage contracts are a practical way to avoid difficulties in relationships that come to an end. No longer the preserve of rich and famous individuals, they are a sensible way to protect both partners in changing circumstances.

As case law and legal precedent have shown, the parties must disclose their finances beforehand. Your solicitor will be glad to advise on pre-nuptial agreements.

Testimonials

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“Thank you very much for your advice and assistance concerning my loan from Level, and for your follow up phone call; which I greatly appreciated.” – Anonymous

Advice and assistance, Family Law
“Thank you for dealing with my case in such a calm and efficient manner.”
Handling of Divorce Filings

“You defused the situation. My husband and I can talk to each other again as parents and the children are much better because of this.”

Friendly and professional, Divorce & Separation

“Please also include that I felt supported throughout. Your advice and guidance instilled a lot of confidence in me which allowed me to get on with my life in the meantime pending the hearing. You were kind and firm in helping me to understand the process.” – Patricia

Supported throughout, Family Law

“I worked with Graeme Fraser during the processing of my divorce filings. I found Graeme a measured person with wise counsel. I thoroughly recommend him to anyone faced with navigating what is for many a difficult and fraught journey. He handles difficult conversations with care and sensitivity and an appropriate amount of humor.” – Peter

Handling of Divorce Filings, Divorce & Separation

“Many Thanks for all your help during our divorce; this was a very difficult time for me and you helped to make the process much easier.”

“I owe you a great debt of gratitude for the kind, helpful, empathic way you dealt with me and went about your business at a time in my life when I was suffering huge emotional pain. I did not really understand what was happening to me but you did, and your advice was invaluable”. – Stephen Wiser

I owe you a great debt of gratitude, Family Law

“Keep up your good work Peter, because I am sure when you finally decide to hang up your daily family law work you will derive great satisfaction when you look back knowing that you have had a positive effect on so many children, parents and grandparents and me.”

Advice and assistance, Family Law

“Overall, I just want to say a few things as a testimonial to pass on to the partners. I have dealt with a number of solicitors in my time both in my working environment and on personal matters, but the service given by yourself has been exemplary. This is for a number of reasons, firstly my dealings with yourself have always been handled with the upmost professionalism. I also have never felt at any point the need to chase you as you always have been managing every transition and process with an attention to detail that I could not fault. This has been an extremely difficult time for me but the feeling of reliability in your service has helped me greatly through the process. I will be recommending your service and the firm to others in the future.”

Successful outcome, Divorce & Separation

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What Our Clients Say

“ We completed our home move in June, beating the Stamp Duty deadline by 4 days, and were extremely satisfied with the way the whole selling and buying process was handled by Robert Rosenberg. He was super efficient and communicated with us constantly throughout the process. We highly recommend him. and OHR Stock Denton, to anyone looking for a painless and stress-free experience. ” – Colin

“A big thank you to Susan Bernstein for her help and support during my redundancy process, you made the legal part stress free and easy to follow. I fully trust your work and will recommend your services in the future.” – Meital

“All round brilliant team at OGR. After being badly let down by another solicitor, Priti Shah sorted our parents’ probates quickly and efficiently. She is very knowledgeable and on the ball and structured things in such a way she saved us lots of money. We also had conveyancing done by Ben Menaham which was smooth and hassle free and overseen by Michael Stock. Thank you.” – Monica

“Winston Kan & Michael Stock of OGR Stock Denton LLP have been a great support throughout the process and Winston has demonstrated the highest levels of professionalism and genuine care throughout this difficult process. I highly recommend these lawyers, they are very attentive and honourable.” – Aziza

“I called you with a difficult situation and within 30 minutes you had addressed the main issue and very clinically identified what needed to be done. Your attention to detail and your work approach are of such a high standard that i have no doubt whatsoever that any client you deal with will only have good things to say. You are a true ambassador to your firm and your profession, with the care you show and advice you give. I would like to thank you again for the wonderful job you did at such short notice and i have no hesitation in using your services again and recommending your firm.” – Meir

“I would like to say a huge thank you to Winston Kan of OGR Stock Denton LLP for the outstanding work he did on my car accident case. He supported me and my family through the long and exhausting process. There were times when I was ready to give up but he patiently and supportively guided me all the way. All the best wishes from me and my family.” – Hana

“I must thank you Ian, and Stephen, for your professionalism though the complex and protracted negotiations and for the support, understanding and patience you have shown me personally throughout.” – Malcolm

“I owe you a great debt of gratitude for the kind, helpful, empathic way you dealt with me and went about your business at a time in my life when I was suffering huge emotional pain. I did not really understand what was happening to me but you did, and your advice was invaluable”. – Stephen Wiser

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