Dealing with family legal issues, such as those surrounding the breakdown of a relationship, can be very difficult. We recognise that every family is different, so our number one aim is to provide sensitive, practical and affordable advice to match your situation and the outcome you want to achieve.

Our family law solicitors are recognised for their expertise in:

We have one of the largest family departments in the region with offices in Bury St Edmunds, Cambridge, Ipswich and Norwich.

Our family lawyers are highly skilled in alternative dispute resolution, including collaborative law. All of our lawyers are highly skilled negotiators and aim to achieve a settlement outside of Court, if at all possible. Where Court Proceedings are necessary, our experts will advise on the best strategy to achieve your outcomes.

We are also ranked for Family Law by the Legal 500 and by Chambers & Partners.

Our initial meeting with you will discuss your situation and how we can help. Aspects of our family law services can then be offered on a fixed fee basis, if this is suited to your needs, giving you certainty over the costs involved.

Book your initial consultation with our family lawyers

For help with any area of family law, please contact our local offices in Bury St Edmunds, Cambridge, Ipswich or Norwich.

Alternatively, please fill in our online enquiry form and a member of our team will be in touch shortly.

Please note: our family law team does not offer legal aid.

How we can help with family law


Our family lawyers can assist with all of the legal aspects of getting divorced, including divorce proceedings, alongside separate financial and children matters.

Find out more about our expertise with divorce.

Divorce financial settlements

We are highly skilled in dealing with finances alongside the divorce, with a strong reputation for achieving favourable settlements for our clients through constructive negotiation and collaborative law. We also regularly deal with applications to the family court for financial orders where required and pride ourselves on being strategic litigators. We’re experts in dealing with businesses as part of divorce proceedings, and our lawyers have many years of experience in acting for those with owner-managed and family businesses.

Find out more about our expertise with divorce financial settlements.

Children law

Our family law solicitors are experts in children law, including those with international elements and involving children with additional needs.

Find out more about our expertise with children law.

Civil partnership dissolution

We have assisted a number of couples through the process of ending their civil partnership, including dissolution proceedings, financial separation and arrangements for children.

Find out more about our expertise with civil partnership dissolution.

Cohabitation disputes

Our family lawyers regularly advise unmarried couples, particularly in relation to separation. This can be a very challenging area given that unmarried couples have limited legal rights to each other’s property or other assets, so our specialist expertise can be highly beneficial.

Find out more about our expertise with cohabitation disputes.

Pre-nuptial agreements & post-nuptial agreements

An increasing number of couples are opting to sign pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements as a way to protect their future financial security. We can assist with drafting, negotiating and reviewing these agreements, making sure they are fair and that they meet your needs.

Find out more about our expertise with pre and post-nuptial agreements.


Our family lawyers have particular experience advising couples of separation, both informal and where a formal Separation Agreement is required.

Find out more about our expertise with separation.

Domestic abuse

Where you have experienced domestic abuse, we can provide immediate practical advice and support on your options, including emergency injunctions and other court orders to protect you and your loved ones.

Find out more about our expertise with domestic abuse.

Our family law fees

Here at Ashtons Legal, we also know that legal fees can be a big worry.

With this in mind, we offer our clients a range of services with a range of payment options:

Of course, before deciding on the best way forward, we will discuss with you your circumstances, your issues and your hopes.

We guarantee that your selected legal plan will be both appropriate to your needs and designed to save you money.

Why choose our family law solicitors?

We believe that family law disputes should be dealt with in a constructive way, avoiding the conflict and uncertainty associated with court proceedings wherever possible. Our approach is designed to preserve people’s dignity and to encourage agreement through negotiation and other non-confrontational methods.

All Ashtons Legal family law solicitors are members of Resolution (formerly the Solicitor’s Family Law Association). Resolution is committed to the constructive resolution of family disputes. Members of Resolution abide by a Code of Practice, which commits family lawyers to remove unnecessary conflict from family law.

We are ranked for Family Law by the Legal 500 and by Chambers & Partners, recognising our solicitors as one of the leading teams in the region.

Ashtons Legal is Lexcel accredited by the Law Society for our high standards of client care and legal practice management. We are independently regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA).

Speak to our family law solicitors

For help with any area of family law, please contact our local offices in  Bury St Edmunds, Cambridge, Ipswich or Norwich.

To speak to a member of our team today, please use the links below to get in touch.

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