Family, Children and Divorce
At Newstead & Walker we have a highly experienced small team available to advise and assist discreetly, sensitively and effectively with all aspects relating to Family Law, including
- Divorce and Financial Settlements on Divorce,
- Cohabitation advice including advising on jointly held property,
- Issues concerning Children such as contact, residence and special guardianship orders,
- Civil Partnerships,
- And all manner of related disputes to all of the above.
We fully appreciate and understand the personal strain suffered by clients undergoing a difficult period in their life and our team are very experienced in helping clients with the practical and emotional issues in a supportive and constructive way.
Our Head of Family Law, Katharine Baker is a committed member of the Family Law organisation Resolution and is proud to follow Resolution’s code of conduct which has at its core the aim to conduct matters in a constructive and non confrontational way. This not only assists clients enormously in maintaining dignity and relationships with other family members and children but also aims to have an outcome of reducing the costs that would otherwise have been spent on acrimonious court proceedings.
Katharine is a trained Collaborative lawyer and conducts many successful cases using this process. Collaborative law is a process whereby separating couples endeavour to resolve all aspects by attending meetings with the other and each party’s solicitor and discussing openly with each other their issues and concerns. With our help constructive solutions can be found while maintaining respect for each other and positive relationships with the children, if any. Katharine also supports and encourages the Mediation process where appropriate.
Katharine regularly attends all the local courts including Leeds, Skipton, Harrogate and Bradford.
We are able to offer a fixed fee service for the Divorce process and will provide clear and transparent estimates for all other family issues that arise including the Financial aspects on divorce.
We offer a first half hour interview at a reduced fixed fee rate.