Specialist Family Lawyer
The Experienced Choice
Recommended Lawyer “Mary-Joyce Insaidoo is recommended by the Legal 500 UK 2017 for domestic violence cases” the definitive guide to the best and most recommended law firms and solicitors in the UK.
The breakdown of a personal relationship can be complicated, and you will benefit from impartial and expert advice, we offer a range of services including divorce and separation, advice to high net worth clients advising on business assets, pensions and taxation. We assist clients through dissolution of civil partnerships, unmarried couples, complex children matters, domestic abuse and forced marriages.
You will feel confident in all aspects of your divorce matters, at Arthurs Solicitors we have excellent working relationships with accountants, independent financial advisors, actuaries and chartered surveyors which are vital to high net worth divorce and financial cases.
We also have excellent working relationships with s16.4 Guardians, Independent Domestic Violence Advisors, Refuges, Domestic abuse agencies and the Police, which are crucial to our Specialist Children and Domestic Abuse cases.
Arthurs Solicitors is also a Specialist Quality Mark Holder contracted by the Legal Aid Agency.
How We Can Help You
Divorce and Relationship Breakdown
We are a recognised and well-experienced family law firm based in Birchington, Kent. We serve clients across the South East and London. At Arthurs Solicitors we appreciate you are embarking on a life-changing experience, every case is unique and we give all the impartial and honest advice you will need for a positive outcome. If you need advice regarding your divorce, separation for unmarried couples, civil partnership dissolution and settling children matters, rest-assured you can rely on us as leading family solicitors, not only Legal 500 recommended but also a team comprising of a Specialist accredited member of Resolution.
The breakdown of a personal relationship can be complicated, and you will benefit from impartial and expert advice, regarding your children matters. We offer a range of services including obtaining Child Arrangement Orders stipulating whether your child lives with you and spends time with your former partner; Prohibited Steps Orders in circumstances where your child has been removed from your care or to prevent this from happening if there is a real and genuine threat that your former partner will do so; Specific Issue Orders where there are specific issues regarding your child's health, education or even decisions regarding a change of surname. We have expertise in dealing with complex matters such as Child Abduction and relocation of a child to a different jurisdiction on the breakdown of a relationship.
Divorce is a very emotional time, at Arthurs Solicitors we will see you through the journey from initial consultation, assisting you with your agreed financial settlement and/ or court order, through to Decree Absolute. Our aim is to ensure you are constantly well informed, we will always strive to achieve a negotiated settlement for your divorce, but if court proceedings are necessary then these will be conducted robustly on your behalf.
We provide specialist advice on all areas relating to cohabitation, including your rights of ownership and occupation of your home and parental rights as an unmarried couple. We will assist you in future division of your shares in property and assets held by you and brought into the relationship prior to your relationship commencing.
Dissolution of Civil Partnerships
Registered same sex partnerships have similar rights to same sex marriages. If you wish to proceed with dissolution of your civil partnership it must be recognised in accordance with the Civil Partnership Act. At Arthurs Solicitors we have a full understanding of the Act and will assist you with this to achieve the best and most agreeable outcome for you.
We take great pride in the accolades and recognition within this delicate area of family law. Our specialist expertise in dealing in domestic abuse is second to none; we assist in areas such as obtaining non-molestation orders, occupation orders (injunctions) and transfer of tenancies. We will also provide legal advice and assistance with Forced Marriages. We also have excellent contacts that will assist with immediate protection.
Arthurs Solicitors are contracted with the Legal Aid Agency. Depending on your income and the nature of your case such eligibility may be subject to a monthly contribution. Arthurs Solicitors will provide specialist advice on your eligibility for legal aid once you have made contact with us.
Fixed Fee Initial Consultation
At Arthurs Solicitors, we offer a Fixed Fee Initial Consultation to enable you to discuss all the options available to make informed decisions, often during a very emotional time. We will provide you with specialist legal advice to assist you in taking the next steps.
WHAT CLIENTS SAY
"Mary-Joyce finalised my divorce and I was very impressed with the professional and friendly support she provided to me as a client throughout the whole procedure. I felt in very good hands.
She pointed out the pros and cons of the various courses of action and kept me fully informed of every aspect during this process.
I was particularly grateful for the manner in which Mary-Joyce managed correspondence with my ex-husband, this made my life so much easier and I was very grateful for that"
— Mrs R.