The number of parental orders issued by the family courts has increased by almost 400 per cent in a decade, according to a recently published report Parental orders are issued by the family courts in order to transfer the status of parenthood from the surrogate mother of a child to the intended parents or parent. In 2011, 117 such orders were issued in England and Wales – but by last year 2020 that had risen to no less than 413. Under current legislation in England and Wales, a surrogate mother retains the legal status of parent after birth, even if…
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Relationship or parenting problems? You’re in the right place. At Cambridge Family Law Practice, we are experts in family dispute resolution, divorce legal advice and pre-marriage planning. We help people make arrangements for finances, property, children, and keeping safe when relationships change.
CFLP is proud to be top-ranked in Cambridge for family law by both leading legal review directories, the Chambers & Partners Directory, which praises the firm’s ‘highly impressive team of lawyers‘ (2021) and The Legal 500, which calls us ‘a really excellent practice providing a service that is as good if not better than many leading central London firms. Cambridge prices with Central London Magic Circle excellent‘ (2021).
We resolve disputes with imagination, empathy and discretion. We can give you excellent legal advice, negotiate and advocate in court on your behalf, use collaborative practice, arbitrate or mediate in your case. We offer an intelligent, sensitive and pragmatic approach, providing a highly specialised service tailored to meet your and your family’s individual needs.
Our expert lawyers are Gail Marchant-Daisley, Adam Moghadas, Kathryn Evans, Simon Bethel, Tricia Ashton and Jeremy Ford. One of us will deal with all aspects of your case so you are assured of partner-level attention at all times: for each of us, the service we give is a matter of personal pride.
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Specialist, top-rated family law advice, representation and mediation in the heart of the city of Cambridge
Who we are
The lawyers in our team are expert advisors, skilled advocates and negotiators, have extensive experience in the process of collaborative law and are trained mediators. We have all the skills to deal with your issues using the process that best suits your circumstances, and will help you choose the best way forward.
Tricia is considered one of Cambridge’s bright legal stars. She is a highly proficient technical lawyer, and adept at translating difficult legal issues for clients. Friendly, clever and straight-talking, she provides excellent advice and client service. More
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Jeremy is caring and motivated and puts children first in his advice. He is highly respected as an arbitrator and mediator and has a specialist background representing children in the High Court in complex, highly conflicted disputes. More
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We work with you to move towards a dignified outcome
We understand that the end of a relationship and dealing with the associated financial and children issues is seldom simple, and frequently distressing. We’re on your side, and we work with you to move towards a dignified outcome that works for you and your family.
What we do
We are family lawyers, mediators, collaborators, advocates and arbitrators. We can assist you with any of the following situations, and more:
Divorce is the legal process that brings a marriage to an end – often legally the least complex part of the process, it may be more difficult emotionally. We can help with the paperwork, and with any other arrangements for children, housing and your financial future that need to be made.
When a marriage or civil partnership is coming to an end, we can help you sort out your financial affairs, and to obtain a court order to settle your financial obligations to each other so you can move forward with certainty.
Parents sometimes find it difficult to agree about children’s living arrangements, time spent with parents, or matters relating to schooling, medical treatment, holidays or other things. We are knowledgeable, respectful and experienced in helping to resolve all kinds of parenting disagreements.
A pre-marital agreement, or ‘pre-nup’, is an agreement made between two people who intend to marry; a ‘post-nup’ is the same, done afterwards. We can help you set out what you want to happen to property and assets on marriage, during the course of the marriage, and in the event of a divorce.
Those who are subjected to violence, threats of violence, control, abuse or harassment in the family are entitled to ask the courts to protect them. We can help you achieve non-molestation (anti-harassment) orders and orders regulating who can live in the family home.
Surrogacy is an arrangement between two people who wish to parent a child and a woman who agrees to carry and give birth to that child. If you’re looking at your options for becoming a parent, whether through a surrogacy arrangement or assisted conception, we understand the complexities of the law in this area and can guide you through this process.
Sometimes parents are united in their views about treatment of a child but the dispute is between them and the treating medical professionals. This is a highly emotive and difficult area, often fraught with emotion and tight timescales for decision making. We have unparalleled experience in advising in this area.
Families are increasingly living mobile lifestyles. Internal and external relocation disputes are increasingly common following separation. If you or your former partner is looking to relocate your child it is key to take early legal advice and ensure the proper formalities are observed and permission is in place prior to any move.
We also have experience and expertise in many more unusual areas of family law. If you would like to speak to us about your particular circumstances, please call Gail, Simon, Kathryn, Jeremy, Adam or Tricia on 01223 443333.
How do you want to do this?
CFLP’s expert lawyers can give you practical, compassionate advice to help you get through a change in family circumstances with the least possible trauma. We can provide the full, traditional solicitor service, or be on hand to help on a more informal basis. We’re flexible and practical – call us on 01223 443333 for a confidential initial discussion.
How we do it
The expert partners at Cambridge Family Law Practice offer a wide range of options for resolving family disputes: just click on the heading to find out more.
Simon Bethel and Jeremy Ford were amongst the first qualified arbitrators in the country and can provide binding adjudication on private children disputes. All partners can advise on arbitration in family cases, financial and children.
If you’d like to know more about how we can help you, please give us a call on 01223 443333 and speak to one of the partners: Jeremy, Gail, Adam, Kathryn, Tricia or Simon.
From September 2021, all applications for divorce must be made online, the government has announced. Previously online filings were an option but not obligatory. The new requirement, first announced in August, applies to marriages but not to the dissolution of civil partnerships. Civil partners will still need to apply on paper to the regional divorce centre at Bury St Edmunds, as will applicants for judicial separation and nullity. Judicial separation is a rarely sought alternative to divorce in which the parties remain legally married but lead separate lives. This can be an appealing option for couples who have a religious…
Children of divorced parents who witness arguments are more likely than their peers to suffer from anxiety and other mental health problems, according to new research. Researchers at Arizona State University interviewed 559 children aged 9-18, asking whether they had been involved in conflict between their parents – for example witnessing rows, hearing negative comments made by one parent about the other, or being asked to pass on negative messages. The youngsters were asked to describe how they felt about these experiences. Those children who had seen arguments were more anxious, specifically about the possibility of being abandoned by one…
Cambridge Family Law Practice’s offices are in the heart of Cambridge overlooking Parker’s Piece: our address is 33 Parkside, Cambridge CB1 1JE. Parking is available behind the building.
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