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COVID 19 Update

During the present public emergency, the offices of Wood Sherwood LLP will be closed to members of the public except in the case of pre-arranged appointments, where considered necessary. Essential staff are continuing to work from the office, whilst others are working remotely, in order to provide a full range of services to our clients.

For the time being and until further notice, we will not be able to visit any individual or care home out of the office because of the risk of infection for our staff and our most vulnerable clients We remain happy to discuss matters with clients by telephone and to take instructions and will endeavour to keep any disruption to a minimum.

Please continue to contact us using the details at the foot of this page. In addition, in order to discuss an appointment or delivery of documents, please ring 01759 302791

Family & Child

Solicitors and legal services for individuals

For many years our specialist Family team has supported those experiencing the distress of marriage breakdown or other family problems. Amongst other things we often get asked:

  • My wife and I have split up - can I get a divorce? If I do not want a divorce, what other options do I have?
  • My husband and I are getting divorced what do I need to think about to safeguard the children?
  • What are the financial implications of a separation? What immediate steps do I need to consider taking?
  • My partner has been violent towards me/my child - what steps need to be taken to prevent it happening again?
  • Is public funding available and do I qualify for help?

The Head of our family department, Tim Lawrence has been a member of the Law Society Advanced family panel since February 2002. He is also a member of Resolution and is committed to resolving disputes in a non-confrontational way wherever possible. Resolution members believe that family disputes should be dealt with in a constructive way designed to preserve people's dignity and to encourage settlement.

If you wish to make an appointment, or ask us a question please contact us.