With the focus always on quality client care, our family lawyers provide guidance and support through all stages of your legal transaction in order to ensure the process is as smooth as possible.
We are only too aware that the breakdown of a relationship can be one of the most traumatic periods of a person’s life. It is nearly always accompanied by anguish and often argument, especially if there are children involved, so it is therefore essential that you get sound legal advice as quickly as possible. The Team adopts a sympathetic and supportive approach with the emphasis on providing a satisfactory outcome as quickly as practicable for you and all others concerned.
All matters are handled with sensitivity and tact, in a constructive, cost-conscious way. We make it our business to keep negotiations as amicable as possible, always working towards a swift and civilised conclusion for you.
The Family Team is recognised as one of the leading Family Law advisors in the region and Head of Department, Anne Thomson, has a national reputation as a leader in her field.
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Our Family Solicitors specialise in:
- Child Care
- Children’s Residence & Contact
- Civil Partnerships
- Cohabitee Rights
- Finance, Property & Pension Arrangements
- Pre-nuptial Agreements
- Separation & Divorce
We understand the challenges you will face when making the decision to enter into the divorce process. Sometimes issues can become complicated which is why it is our role to understand your situation and provide clear and practical advice that will guide you through proceedings. We have prepared some FAQ's which will give you some initial guidance on the divorce process and please view our Top Ten Divorce Tips for some practical steps to follow to help your divorce proceedings progress as smoothly and quickly as possible.
The Family Department was recognised as the No.1 leading team outside Birmingham in this year's Legal 500 Directory. "FBC Manby Bowdler LLP’s diverse practice has been increasingly advising on pre-nuptial agreements, cohabitation and inheritance claims and Children Act cases, and is also experienced in ancillary relief matters. Elizabeth Cleverley and Philip Cowell are ‘compassionate and vastly knowledgeable’, and Anne Thomson ‘knows her stuff’."