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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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News & Events
18/09/15

Brachers named ‘Law Firm of the Year’ in national legal awards

Award win shows Brachers is celebrated nationally for its commitment locally. Read more

29/07/15

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 more

15/06/15

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 more

10/03/15

Five senior appointments at Brachers

Brachers has expanded its Private Client, Commercial Property and Commercial teams with five senior appointments. Read more

19/02/15

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 more

29/10/14

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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Meet the Team

Joanne Coleman | Paralegal

T: 01622 655282 | Email Joanne

Rhia Davis | Solicitor

T: 01622 655292 | Email Rhia

Mark Leeson | Partner

T: 01622 655283 | Email Mark

Carys Mason | Solicitor

T: 01622 655284 | Email Carys

Gemma McCulloch | Paralegal

T: 01622 655282 | Email Gemma

Mei-Ling McNab | Partner

T: 01622 680429 | Email Mei-Ling

Yvonne Nevill | Consultant

T: 01622 776511 | Email Yvonne

Sophie Read | Associate

T: 01622 655285 | Email Sophie

Margaret Sculpher | Solicitor

T: 01622 776512 | Email Margaret

Stephen Smith | Partner

T: 01622 655289 | Email Stephen

Victoria Toy | Associate

T: 01622 655286 | Email Victoria

Sarah Wake-Smith | Trainee

T: 01622 655287 | Email Sarah

 

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Recent Experience, Expertise & Articles
27/03/17

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

02/03/17

Effective child maintenance payments

Research suggests that most child maintenance arrangements made through the Child Maintenance Service are still in place after one year. Read more

01/03/17

Protecting your child’s inheritance

It is essential that financial provision for your children on your death is structured in a way that will help them manage the assets more sensibly. Read more

23/02/17

What brexit means for divorce

How could brexit have an affect on separation and divorce in England and Wales? Read more

15/02/17

Defended Divorce is it ‘Just?’

The interesting case of Mr and Mrs Owens has highlighted the plight of one woman who has been trying to divorce her husband for the past year. Read more

22/12/16

Collaborative Law

Margaret discusses Resolution and the benefits to resolving matters in a conciliatory way. Read more

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Key Contact

Stephen Smith

Partner

T: 01622 655289

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