Seeking out legal advice about a matter involving your family can be daunting, with both the practicalities and potential emotional fallout of your situation to think about. Our family law solicitors in Norwich want to make things easier for you while ensuring you get the outcome you need.

We offer decades of specialist family law experience, a sympathetic attitude and a can-do approach. Our team will listen to you and your concerns, then make sure you fully understand your options, so you can make the right decisions for you and your loved ones.

The Family Law team at Ashtons Legal are recognised as leaders in the region, being ranked Tier 2 by the Legal 500 and Band 2 by Chambers & Partners.

Our family lawyers are highly skilled in alternative dispute resolution, including collaborative law. This means contentious court proceedings can usually be avoided, making things faster, less costly and less stressful for you.

Our Norwich family lawyers can help you with:

  • Divorce
  • Financial settlements
  • Children law (including international child abduction)
  • Civil partnership dissolution
  • Cohabitation disputes
  • Pre-nuptial agreements and post-nuptial agreements
  • Separation
  • Domestic abuse

We can also refer you to experts in other teams across the firm for assistance with issues that often arise in relation to family law matters, such as dealing with your family home and updating your Will.

Book an initial consultation with our family lawyers in Norwich

Your first appointment with one of our experienced family lawyers will discuss your situation and how we can help. This can be over the phone or via videoconferencing for your convenience.

To book your inital family law advice consultation, please contact our Norwich office or you can use our online enquiry form to request a callback.

How we can help with family law advice in Norwich

Divorce & separation

The end of a relationship can be a very stressful experience, with lots of questions about what you need to do and what this means for your future.

Our family law solicitors in Norwich can provide clear, practical guidance on your rights and the steps you need to take, ensuring you can make a clean break and move forward in the best way possible.

Our divorce and separation expertise includes:

Children law

As a parent, you need to always ensure you make the best decisions for your children, while also protecting your rights and relationship with your children.

Our Norwich Family Law team can assist with all issues around children’s living arrangements and contact with parents, as well as more complex issues, such as those involving the abduction of children.

Our child law expertise includes:

  • Negotiating child arrangements during divorce & separation
  • Seeking Child Arrangements Orders through the courts
  • Suspending contact between a parent and child at risk
  • Reinstating contact between children and parents
  • Child abduction (including international child abduction)


Cohabiting couples do not have the same legal rights as those who are married or in a civil partnership. This can make things more complicated, especially in the event of separation.

Our family lawyers in Norwich work with unmarried couples to help clarify their situations, both during their relationship and if things do not work out. We can provide certainty over issues such as how rent or a mortgage and other bills are paid, as well as how assets will be divided if the couple does ever separate.

Our family law advice for unmarried couples includes:

Pre-nuptial agreements and post-nuptial agreements

It is increasingly common for couples to get married or to remarry later in life. This can create anxiety around what would happen in the event of divorce, especially where one or both parties have substantial assets and may have children from a previous relationship to consider.

Creating a pre-nuptial agreement before getting married or a post-nuptial agreement once you are married can provide peace of mind. It can also significantly reduce the likelihood of conflict in any future divorce.

Our family lawyers in Norwich can advise on matters including:

  • Drafting pre-nuptial agreements & post-nuptial agreements
  • Independent advice on a pre-nuptial agreement or post-nuptial agreement you have been asked to sign
  • Updating pre-nuptial agreements & post-nuptial agreements
  • The application of pre-nuptial agreements & post-nuptial agreements during divorce

Domestic abuse

Domestic abuse can take many forms, not all of which are immediately recognised as abuse by victims and others. Getting expert advice can help you to understand your situation and options, giving you the best chance of protecting yourself and your loved ones.

Our family law solicitors in Norwich can provide immediate advice and practical assistance, including helping to remove an abuser from your home and preventing them from contacting you and your loved ones.

We can assist with options including:

  • Non-molestation orders
  • Occupation orders
  • Divorce proceedings
  • The protection of children

Find out more about our expertise with domestic abuse.

Why choose our family law solicitors in Norwich?

Our Family Law team offers:

  • Decades of specialist family law experience
  • A convenient, modern service
  • Fast response times – we will always get back to you quickly
  • Flexible funding arrangements to suit your circumstances

Our family law expertise has been independently recognised in various ways, including:

  • Ranked Tier 2 for Family Law by the Legal 500
  • Most of the Ashtons Legal family law solicitors are members of Resolution, the UK’s leading network for family lawyers

Our family law fees

We offer payment options tailored to your circumstances, including:

  • Fixed fees – for straightforward matters, such as preparing a divorce petition
  • Bespoke fees – for more complex cases requiring ongoing support
  • Deferred fee agreements – where you are waiting for a financial settlement

We will discuss your situation with you before agreeing on the best funding option and guarantee that your selected legal plan will be both appropriate to your needs and designed to save you money.

Book an inital consultation with our family lawyers in Norwich

To arrange an initial consultation with one of our family lawyers, please contact our Norwich office or you can use our online enquiry form to request a callback.


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