For most of us, our families are the most important part of our lives and, when things go wrong, it can be difficult to take that first step in seeking help. If this is something that you are going through, your mind may be full of questions about how you can best deal with the situation and protect your family.
At HPJV solicitors we can offer you the clear, practical guidance you need in an empathetic, supportive and friendly way. You can be assured that we will listen to your concerns, get to understand your needs and offer all the support necessary to achieve a positive outcome from start to finish.
Many clients tell us that after the first meeting they feel like a weight has been lifted from their shoulders and that they can move forward feeling reassured that they are being taken care of. This is exactly how we want you to feel – confident that you and your family are in safe hands, you know exactly what to expect and that we will help show you the way forward.
Nobody’s situation is the same, so we make sure you are offered carefully tailored legal and practical advice to suit your personal needs. Indeed, we pride ourselves on our client care in all areas of our work.
Experience shows us that by taking a sensitive and pragmatic approach, we can not only improve your legal position but also improve your emotional wellbeing during what can be an understandably stressful, uncertain and difficult time.
If you have not yet felt confident enough to speak to a lawyer about your family matter, then please contact us today and we will be happy to guide you from here on.
Speak to one of our expert family solicitors in Newport today by calling 01633 242 526 or use the contact form on the right to ask a question.
How we can support you and your family
Our family law solicitors in Newport offer sensitive, compassionate support to people all across South East Wales for issues including:
Divorce & Separation
We can support you with all of the practical issues involved in divorce and separation, including:
We have a strong focus on collaborative law, meaning we can usually sort out all of the issues involved in divorce and separation without the need for court action.
Prenuptial Agreements & Cohabitation Agreements
If you are getting married or planning to live with your partner without marrying or entering a civil partnership, it may seem unromantic to consider what would happen if your relationship were to end.
However, putting in place a prenuptial agreement or cohabitation agreement can provide certainty and peace of mind for both of you, as well as ensuring any children you have are taken care of, not matter what the future brings.
It is particularly worth thinking about if you have children from a previous relationship, one of you is moving into a property the other owns, or there is a significant disparity in your assets or earnings.
Adopting can be a wonderful way to grow your family and give a child a loving home. However, there is a strict legal process you must go through and it is strongly advisable to have expert legal guidance to avoid any problems or delays.
Our family lawyers can support you through the entire adoption process and also have experience advising parents whose children are being adopted against their wishes.
Child Care Proceedings & Children in Care
We know how distressing and confusing it can be if Social Services or your Local Authority have raised concerns about the care you are providing to your children.
Our lawyers can work with you to make sure you understand exactly what is happening and what you need to do to protect your children’s best interests. This includes dealing with Care Orders, Placement Orders and Special Guardianship orders.
We can also support you where your child has already been taken into care, helping you to stay informed about your child’s situation and allowing you to secure contact with them wherever possible.
Child Name Change
If you need to change your child’s name, we can help you prepare and submit the necessary documentation quickly and efficiently. Where required, we can often facilitate same-day name changes, such as where there is the need to apply for a new passport.
If you or your loved ones have been the victims of domestic abuse, whether physical, verbal or emotional, we can help take fast, effective action to protect you and your family.
Steps we can take include forcing your abuser to stay away from you, to stop contacting you and to leave your shared family home, where required.
Our family law expertise
Our family lawyers in Newport have decades of experience guiding families and individuals through the often confusing and challenging legal issues they face. We have strong expertise in non-confrontational dispute resolution, and are usually able to sort out most family law issues without unnecessary conflict.
Our team includes several Law Society accredited Family Law and Children Law specialists, as well as members of Resolution, a group of family lawyers committed to removing the conflict from divorce and family law.
HPJV Solicitors is Lexcel accredited by the Law Society for the strength of our practice management and client care. We are independently regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA).