Divorce and Family Law

The award winning and Legal 500 ranked team of Solicitors at OTS Solicitors successfully advise and represent their clients on Family Law, Child Care Arrangements, Cohabitation, Divorce and International Family law matters.  Our team of family solicitors in London are dedicated to providing the best family law services in the UK and abroad.  We achieve this by focusing on the client and their family, working closely with them to resolve family law matters in a non-confrontational way and achieving workable solutions that families can commit to long-term.

To speak to our top Family Law, Child Care Arrangement, Cohabitation, Divorce and award winning International Family law team of solicitors based in the City of London, please contact us on 0203 959 9123, or contact us through our online contact form.

For more on how our Family team can help you, visit our dedicated Family Law site.

Whether you are dealing with divorce, dissolving a civil partnership, legal separation, arrangements for children, prenuptial, postnuptial or cohabitation agreements, domestic violence and emergency injunctions, you can rely on our supportive, practical advice. Our team of Family law solicitors can assist client from London, UK and internationally with the following list of legal services:

  • All Divorce Matters

  • Adultery and Divorce  
  • Agreed Divorce
  • Civil Partnership Dissolution
  • Annulment 
  • Contested Divorce
  • Divorce Guide
  • Divorce Rights
  • Grounds for Divorce
  • Divorce Costs
  • Separation First Steps
  • General Family Law Matters
  • Mediation Support
  • Domestic Violence
  • Injunctions
  • Non-molestation Orders
  • Occupation Orders
  • All Children’s Law Matters

  • Surrogacy and Parental Orders
  • Adoption in the UK
  • Child Care Proceedings
  • Child Abduction
  • Child Relocation in the UK
  • Contact and Child Arrangement Orders
  • Custody and Child Arrangement Orders
  • Special Guardianship Orders
  • Grandparent rights and contact with grandchildren
  • Parent rights and Parental Responsibility
  • Specific Issue and Prohibited Steps Orders
  • Step Parent rights
  • Mediation support and Children Arrangements 
  • All Financial Settlement Matters

  • High Net Worth Divorce
  • Divorce and Prenuptial Agreement
  • Divorce and Postnuptial Agreement
  • Cohabitation and Unmarried Partner
  • Cohabitation Agreements
  • Divorce Finances
  • Companies, business valuations and Divorce
  • Divorce Financial Consent Orders
  • Freezing Orders
  • Maintenance and Child Support
  • Pensions and Divorce
  • Property and Divorce
  • Cryptocurrencies Bitcoin and Divorce
  • Trusts and Divorce
  • Mediation Support and Financial Settlement
  • All International Family Law Matters

  • International Adoption 
  • International Children’s Law
  • International Divorce
  • International Prenuptial Agreements
  • International Surrogacy Arrangements
  • Mirror Orders
  • All Family and Immigration Law matters

Our family and divorce lawyers in London are headed by Senior Solicitor and Advocate, Ms Angelique Holm and Mr Stephen Slater. The team is made up of Solicitors, former Judges and barristers. Ms Angelique Holm leads the team with a high degree of precision and expertise in every matter. Her clients are made up of a broad range of family law matters, including complex Child Arrangement matters, Divorce matters with financial settlement, and International family law matters. Mr Paul Gulbenkian, has extensive experience with family law related matters; Senior Solicitor Mr Hans Sok Appdu also provides divorce related and international family law advice and representation to his client, and Ms. Yasmin Burton and Ms. Magdalena Wiktorko provide a high level of cashandeling and casework assitance to the team. 

Ms Holm has advised and represented clients in high-net-worth divorce cases involving complex financial settlements, overseas relocation cases, child arrangement negotiation and mediation, and domestic violence matters. OTS Solicitors is also a member of Resolution, an organisation of 6,500 family lawyers who follow a strict Code of Practice designed to resolve family law matters in a constructive, non-confrontation manner.  Resolution members also campaign for improvements to the family justice system.

Ms. Holm and her team are committed to helping couples resolve family law disputes in a non-confrontational manner.  As with all the best divorce lawyers, one of the primary objectives of our service is to avoid couples ending up in court unless absolutely necessary.  This is achieved by entering into round-table negotiations and mediation, both of which Ms. Holm and her team have an abundance of expertise.

We understand that when you come to see us about a child arrangment, divorce or other family law matters, you may be under significant emotional pressure.  When you instruct our family law solicitors, you will quickly be reassured, not only by their sensitive, compassionate manner but also by how they focus on reaching long-term, workable solutions.  We will also help you manage any conflict with your partner or other family members and ensure that the needs of any children are kept at the forefront of any conflict resolution.

If attending court is the only way to resolve your family law dispute, we will robustly represent you in court.  Our family law team has developed strong relationships with some of London’s top family law barristers who can appear in court on your behalf.  We will ensure that you are kept informed throughout the proceedings and are flexible in our responses to allow for the rapid change in circumstances that can often occur in family law cases.

Our family law services 

We provide advice and representation on the following family law matters:

Children and Childcare Arrangements 

Legal matters involving children and childcare arrangements require expert, caring legal advice from a good family lawyer who understands the processes involved.  We can assist you with reaching an agreement regarding which parent your children will live with and visiting rights for the non-custodial parent in a non-confrontational manner, using alternative dispute resolution methods such as mediation.

Cohabitation and Unmarried Family

Cohabitating couples do not enjoy the same legal protection as those who are married or in a civil partnership.  Our London-based family lawyers can advise you on your legal rights if your cohabitee relationship breaks down and advise on and draft comprehensive cohabitation agreements.

Divorce and Separation 

Divorce and legal separation are harrowing events to go through.  Our family law solicitors, based in central London, will work with you throughout the divorce or separation process, helping you make clear, pragmatic decisions about your financial future and arrangements for your children.  Our aim is to ensure your best interests are protected and provide you with the tools to work out arrangements for apportioning your property and assets and making arrangements for your children outside of the courtroom.  If litigation becomes inevitable, we will provide strong support, advice, and legal representation.

Dissolution of Civil Partnership 

If your civil partnership has ended, our family law solicitors can provide you with sensitive, pragmatic advice on dissolving your civil partnership, reaching a financial settlement and making arrangements for your children.

Financial Dispute on Divorce 

We have an abundance of expertise in negotiating financial settlements in divorce and separation cases.  Our family law solicitors also manage high-net-worth divorce cases and can instruct forensic accountants and wealth management advisors when required, to support you when making your settlement claim.

Family Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution 

It has long been a policy of the English family law system to encourage couples and families to settle disputes outside of the courtroom.  It has been proven that by allowing families to take control and work out arrangements between themselves, the solutions they reach are more likely to last long-term.

We can support and advise you on all types of alternative dispute resolution methods, including guiding you through how methods such as Mediation Information & Assessment Meetings (MIAMs) work.

Injunction and Emergency Remedies

If you are a victim of domestic violence and/or abuse, the safety of you and your children are our first priority.  We can act swiftly to obtain a non-molestation order and/or an occupation order and provide advice on accessing community support so you can protect yourselves from harm.

Pre-Nuptial and Post Nuptial Agreements

Although they are not legally binding, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements can carry a lot of weight, should you and your spouse separate in the future.  Our family law solicitors can draft pre-and post-nuptial agreements for you.  If you have been asked to sign a pre-or post-nuptial agreement, we can provide practical guidance on its implications for your future.

Declaration of Trust

A declaration of trust is an important document in which ‘trustees’ are appointed to hold property for ‘beneficiaries.'  We can draft a bespoke Declaration of Trust and advise trustees on their responsibilities, including the overriding duty to act in the best interests of the beneficiaries.

Further services and support for family law clients

We are a niche firm, specialising in family, Immigration, commercial and employment law.  Our family solicitors collaborate with other teams to ensure clients receive the best possible advice and support.

Our commercial solicitors can assist you if your divorce means that a family business must be transferred.  Not only can they advise you on the sale of the business, but they can also collaborate with our employment law solicitors to ensure you are compliant with the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations (TUPE).

Our Immigration law team can also assist EEA and non-EEA nationals on family law matters which fall under Immigration law.  These may include:

  • Retained rights of residency for EEA nationals following a divorce 

  • Indefinite Leave to Remain for domestic violence victims 

  • Article 8 of the European Convention of Human Rights matters (including obtaining a grant of Discretionary Leave for migrants involved in ongoing family law proceedings)

At OTS Solicitors you will find a London law firm that is committed to providing comprehensive family law advice in a caring, compassionate manner.  We will always put your needs first and act in your best interests at all times.  We are completely transparent regarding our fees and will provide open, honest communication throughout the duration of your case.

By instructing us, you can be confident that your family law matter is being managed by solicitors who are experts in their field and genuinely care about you and your children. 

For a more detailed discussion regarding your case, or to book an appointment with a member of our family law team, please call us now on 0203 959 9123

For a more detailed discussion regarding your case, or to book an appointment with a member of our Divorce and Family Law team, please call us now on 0203 959 9123 

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