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Family Breakdown

Many people now have connections abroad and this can lead to a whole range of complex legal issues following the breakdown of a relationship.

Our family team are experienced in dealing with all types of international matters following divorce and separation including jurisdictional issues, disputes relating to children, multi-jurisdictional financial arrangements, the treatment of Trusts on divorce and international adoption, surrogacy and fertility issues.

Not only are our lawyers experienced in handling international matters but we are also a member of MSI, a global alliance of lawyers and accountants, allowing us to arrange expert foreign legal advice quickly and efficiently.

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’.

Latest Family Law blogs

Marriage law
Feb
2018

The Government has recently backed proposals for change to marriage law and a private members bill has just passed its second reading in the House of Commons.

mediation can help in family breakdown
Jan
2018

Mediation is generally a quicker and more cost effective route to resolving disputes and aims to make the process less traumatic for any children involved.

Inflation increase: Is your spousal maintenance worth more?
Dec
2017

Divorcees who have obtained spousal maintenance orders in their financial settlements are likely to have an inflation increase provision built into their order.

cohabitation agreements
Nov
2017

The number of unmarried cohabiting couples is on the rise, one way to avoid uncertainty and arguments in the future is to have a cohabitation agreement.

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