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Family matters can be fraught with tension, uncertainty and upset. It’s natural that you will be feeling a range of difficult emotions and want clear direction on what steps to take.

When facing a distressing time, you need to know that your case can be resolved both sensitively and smoothly. At Kirbys Solicitors, we handle family issues constructively, calmly and with the aim of a swift resolution. Our in-house team have worked exclusively from our Harrogate base for more than two decades, so you can trust our expertise in handling even the most delicate matters.

Understanding family law: how can we support you?
Family matters take a multitude of forms. At Kirbys Solicitors, we understand your case is unique, and we’ll treat it accordingly. We can support you with any issue you face, from making a pre or post nuptial agreement, or a separation agreement through to dealing with your finances after a divorce or civil partnership dissolution. We have particular expertise supporting business owners or people who have business interests facing a complex family case with high financial value. We can resolve the arrangements for children by assisting parents or grandparents.

We also understand that family matters may need adjustment. When circumstances change, such as the variation of a maintenance agreement, you will need to know the changes will be handled swiftly and effectively. Our longevity in Harrogate ensures that any long-term cases can be revisited by the same team, who can sensitively act promptly on your behalf.

Settling in or out of court: which is the right approach for you?
When you’re coming to us in a time of emotional distress, it’s crucial to know we can handle your case in accordance with your wishes and circumstances. To reach a negotiated settlement, we have more than two decades’ experience arguing adversarial cases in court for our clients, building a reputation you can trust to advise you in your best interests.

Director of Family Law, Alison Gray, is a member of Resolution (regulated family law professionals) and one of the few qualified collaborative lawyers in Harrogate. Alison can handle your case through a talking solution designed to facilitate an agreement without going to court. With expertise in both areas, we’re able to offer the approach that’s just right for you.

Instructing a solicitor: what should you do now?
Making that first call can be unnerving. However, you can be assured that we’ll treat your case carefully, considerately and in complete confidentiality to reach the outcome that’s right for you.

Whether you’re thinking of taking the first step to instructing a solicitor or have been faced with an upsetting event, call/email Alison/Family Team at Kirbys Solicitors for advice that’s constructive, supportive and fair.

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