Sills & Betteridge have one of the largest family, divorce and childcare law teams in Lincolnshire. Employing highly trained and experienced family solicitors and lawyers in Lincoln, Boston, Spilsby and Coningsby the team is able to offer a truly specialist service in all areas of family law. Family breakdown can be emotionally and financially draining. Our family team is able to offer you a confidential and personal service to help you effectively and sensitively resolve your case.
We have extensive experience of dealing with divorce and the financial issues arising from separation, ie. transfer of home, pension splitting and how the family business will be run post separation. We deal with cohabitation disputes, domestic abuse, financial provision upon death claims, disputes between parents over their children, including contact, residence, child maintenance and child abduction and such issues as step parent adoption.
We can advise on and prepare prenuptial, postnuptial and cohabitation agreements. We also advise on the very limited rights of cohabitees, despite what you may have heard there is no such thing in England as a common-law marriage.
We offer advice on issues affecting same sex couples, ie. civil partnership disputes, cohabitation agreements, gay and lesbian parenting, adoption, surrogacy and contact with a child following a relationship breakdown.
We are one of the leading firms in Lincolnshire dealing with child care proceedings. Our experience includes cases with foreign dimensions. We can also assist if you are involved in adoption proceedings.
Our team includes trained mediators and collaborative lawyers. We are therefore able to offer the option of mediation or collaborative law in order to achieve settlement without the need for court proceedings.
Our family department also advises and represents clients before Special Educational Needs Tribunals and school governor panels.
All solicitors in our department are members of Resolution (formerly the Solicitors Family Law Association) and are committed to working in accordance with the organisation's code of practice, which aims to minimise both the emotional and financial impact upon you.
We are committed to offering you a service which achieves settlement of your family disputes with your interests and those of your family coming first.