Family & Divorce
Our dedicated team of family lawyers will work with you to achieve the best outcome for you and your family. We can advise on all aspects related to family law from pre-nuptial agreements through to divorce.
We have a particular specialism in dealing with high financial value divorces and have helped many clients with international assets and interests, or where there are complicated estates or business structures. Our family law team also specialise in providing expert advice where children are involved.
We recognise that a relationship breakdown is an emotional and difficult time when a sympathetic yet practical approach is required to help you move forward. We work closely with you to understand your priorities and concerns before helping you to explore the options open to you. We aim to give you the best possible advice for your circumstances and to act in the most pragmatic and efficient way possible to minimise the impact of this stressful period.
All our solicitors are members of Resolution, the national family law group committed to resolving disputes without unnecessary acrimony. Where possible we try to help our clients to resolve their disputes by agreement. We can also offer advice through the Collaborative Law process or by way of mediation as an alternative to the traditional court process as a way of working out a settlement. We can also help resolve matrimonial disputes through the use of Arbitration.
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Brachers named ‘Law Firm of the Year’ in national legal awards
Award win shows Brachers is celebrated nationally for its commitment locally. Read more29/07/15
Brachers shortlisted for national legal award because of dedication to Kent market
Brachers has been shortlisted for the coveted Law Firm of the Year prize at this year’s national Halsbury’s Legal Awards. Award nomination shows Brachers is celebrated nationally for its commitment locally. Read more15/06/15
Maidstone-based Watson Nevill solicitors joins Brachers
Brachers announces it has acquired Maidstone-based solicitors Watson Nevill, introducing new members across the commercial property and family teams. Read more10/03/15
Five senior appointments at Brachers
Brachers has expanded its Private Client, Commercial Property and Commercial teams with five senior appointments. Read more19/02/15
Brachers increases revenues and pre-tax profits in ‘extremely tough’ economic conditions
First featured in Insider Magazine and Kent Business, February 2015. Brachers watched revenues and pre-tax profits grow last year following an expansion into a new office and some high profile deals. Read more29/10/14
Ward Security promotes night time safety with initiative with Brachers
Kent security provider, Ward Security launched a personal safety initiative with Brachers on Wednesday 29 October, to remind employees of the importance of maintaining personal safety as they travel to and from work during darker nights. Read more
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The Court of Appeal has recently ruled that a husband was not entitled to an equal division of the matrimonial assets upon the breakdown of their two year childless marriage. Read more18/05/17
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UK’s biggest ever divorce settlement
The recent decision on UK’s biggest divorce case, ordering a city banker to pay over £453 million to his estranged wife, has resulted in hushed mumblings amongst family lawyers and wealthy clients alike. Read more10/05/17
Footballer detained under section 136 of the Mental Health Act
Mental health issues are becoming increasingly prevalent in the UK and more action needs to be taken to protect individuals and to help their families should a mental health issue arise. Read more27/03/17
Increase the amount that can pass to your family free of inheritance tax
A recent report revealed that the amount of Inheritance Tax (IHT) paid by British families has risen by more than 90% since 2010. Christopher Eriksson-Lee, Partner in Private Client explores the tax savings possible with careful planning. Read more
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