Family Law

Life doesn’t always run smoothly. It is a fact that problems arise within families and relationships all too often. When they do, the advice and support of an experienced professional is essential. Family law is one of our true specialities at Inghams.

We are an approved legal aid provider for family law, and are accredited with the Law Society’s Quality Scheme for Advanced Family Law and Children Law. These accreditations reflect the knowledge, skill and experience that our family law solicitors have.

Relationship breakdown

If your relationship breaks down it is likely to be a time of emotional upset and distress. You will probably have no real idea of the legal procedures involved or your rights and obligations. That is where we can help.

We have a team of specialist family law solicitors able to provide you with clear and understanding advice on a whole range of family matters, such as:

  • Divorce, dissolution and separation
  • Property and finances
  • Children – residence, contact and other arrangements
  • Injunctions
  • Child support

Emergency action

Sometimes, urgent action is required. This might be in relation to financial support, to prevent violence by one party against another, or to regulate occupation of a jointly occupied property.


You may need help and advice on issues affecting the care and well being of your children. This could include action taken by the local authority, such as care proceedings.

Pre-marital and co-habitation agreements

You may be about to embark upon a relationship and want advice on a pre-marital or co-habitation agreement setting out what should happen in the event of a breakdown in your relationship.


Our team of family specialists includes members of the Advanced Family Law Panel, the Family Panel and Resolution. We are able to assist with most family law requirements including matters involving Legal Aid. In all cases, we will guide you through the process in a caring and compassionate manner.

Our approach is always to try and resolve matters on an amicable basis and to keep to a minimum the stress caused to you of what can be an extremely daunting experience.

Legal Aid and funding

Inghams holds a Specialist Quality Mark with the Legal Aid Agency. This means we have undergone successful audits demonstrating our skill and proficiency in handling legally aided matters.

We will discuss the options for funding your case with you. As specialists accredited by the Legal Service Commission, we can consider your eligibility for Legal Aid (provided your case and finances meet the relevant requirements). We offer discounted initial interviews for family law matters and a fixed fee arrangement for certain proceedings.

Change of name

You can change your name to anything you like. Inghams can help you complete the legal formalities.

Civil Partnerships

A Civil Partnership provides same sex couples with rights and responsibilities that are very similar to civil marriage, both during the Partnership and when it comes to an end.

Cohabitation agreements

Couples that cohabit are often surprised to discover that they don't have the same property or asset rights as a married couple. With a Cohabitation Agreement, this doesn't have to be the case.

Cohabiting relationship breakdown

Marriage has become far less common than it used to be, with couples opting to live together - or cohabit - instead. But problems arise if the relationship breaks down and certain precautions were not taken.

Divorce and Separation

Making the decision to divorce is not taken lightly, and can change your life and that of your children forever. Inghams' specialist divorce lawyers have decades of experience helping clients make the right choices through this difficult time, to achieve the best possible outcome for all parties.

Family Law Enquiry

Make an enquiry about your family law matter here.

Legal Aid

You might think Legal Aid has been cut for family law - but it's still available in some cases.

Non-molestation order

A non-molestation order is aimed at preventing your partner or ex-partner from intimidating, harassing, pestering, or being violent towards you or your child.

Prenuptial agreements

A prenuptial agreement is an agreement that sets out how a couple's assets will be divided in the event of them divorcing or separating.