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Family Beginnings

Family Beginnings

Starting your family is an exciting time for all of you involved. If you’re creating a family in a more progressive way you have the additional worry of the legal implications to deal with at a time when you would rather be focussed on your impending arrival.

Depending on which route you take, our specialist team can advise you on the necessary legalities concerning the following options:

Our extensive experience in dealing with international adoption, surrogacy and fertility issues means that whatever your circumstances, we’re here to help remove the additional stress and guide you every step of the way when creating your new family.

Also, as members of the MSI – a global alliance of lawyers and accountants – we can ensure you have the appropriate legal advice you may need abroad also.

Chambers And Partners UK 2018

Chambers and Partners UK 2018 Leading firm

What the team is known for Much admired for children work with specialisms in contact and residence disputes. Also active on complex financial remedy cases. Advises on prenuptial agreements and same-sex couple disputes. Increasingly prominent presence in alternative dispute resolution via collaborative law and mediation.

Strengths Sources say: “The team as a whole has been outstanding. There has always been someone available to help me.”

The Legal 500 UK

Legal 500 Leading Firm uk 2017
Lester Aldridge LLP is ‘one of the top firms in Bournemouth’, with, according to one client, an overall level of service provided and calibre of team that ‘remains unrivalled’ and a client base and level of expertise that ‘is comparable to that of a central London specialist family practice’.

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Child maintenance is essential for single parents to bring up their children. But many continue to struggle, thanks to an outdated system. Payments are often lower than they should be, late, or simply not made at all. Thankfully, this looks likely to change.

Civil partnerships
Jul
2018

When we talk about civil partnerships, many people wrongly assume this applies to a same-sex couple. But this could soon change.

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