When family problems arise, emotions run high. The Wigan family law solicitors at Alker Ball Healds understand this. We know that our clients need an experienced lawyer who will guide them to a solution sensitively, empathically and with the minimum of fuss.
Perhaps more than in any other area of legal work, family law clients need a legal advisor they can trust and rely on. Janet Larkin, our family law solicitor, knows that every family case requires the careful balancing of competing interests, whilst still acknowledging the sensitive nature of the issues involved.
As a trained counsellor, Janet takes the time to listen to her client's story. The combination of her counselling skills and over 30 years of legal experience mean that Janet provides an unrivalled source of legal representation.
Janet is assisted in the Department by assistant solicitor Helen Maguire
Divorce Lawyers Serving Wigan And Liverpool
Our family law service includes advising on the following:
- Separation agreements
- Civil partnership dissolutions
- Pre-nuptial agreements
- Post-nuptial agreements
- Financial and property settlements on divorce
- Pension sharing
- All matters relating to children
Above all, we believe in putting clients at ease so that constructive progress can be made quickly. This is how we approach family cases:
- You may be experiencing tension and uncertainty, but we can help reduce the stress of the situation by working towards agreement with your partner's or spouse's lawyer.
- If mediation is appropriate, we will refer you to a suitable practitioner.
- We find out what you hope to achieve and measure it against what a court is likely to award. In this way, we give you a realistic expectation early on.
- Where finance is an issue, we will undertake extensive investigations so that we can negotiate a robust settlement on your behalf.
- If we are faced with someone who is acting unreasonably, we will defend your position — taking matters to a full court hearing if it is in your interest. We know the strengths of particular local barristers, ensuring that if advice from a barrister is necessary, it will be the most appropriate for your circumstances.
Our family law solicitors can be contacted by phone on 01942 246241. At your first appointment with us, we will explain any areas of concern. Our charges are competitive and we will be able to provide an indication of the likely cost of your case at our initial meeting.