As one of the leading family law solicitors Manchester offers, Higgins Miller prides itself on providing competent, accessible and supportive advice across the widest possible range of family law matters. We deal with complex legal issues with an impressive combination of experience, expertise and empathy, and we always provide legal provision which is focused on getting the best possible result for every client. Amongst the services we provide and the areas in which we specialise are the following:
Divorce – as the best family law solicitors Manchester provides we always work to make the divorce process as pain-free as it possibly can be. We appreciate that the end of a relationship can be traumatic for all parties, and we offer advice and guidance which always places the focus on reaching some kind of amicable achievement. This isn’t always possible of course, particularly in cases where the welfare of children or complex financial issues have a bearing, and if this is the case we work incredibly hard to make sure that our clients reach the settlement they deserve. We endeavour to stop our clients making decisions based on the emotion of the moment, and if we can avoid court appearances, the costs and stress associated with them, we will always do so.
Children Disputes – the issues surrounding childcare which arise when a relationship ends can be complex and upsetting. As the best family law solicitors Manchester offers we understand that there is rarely a ‘wrong’ or ‘right’ side of the argument in such cases. We’ve got the experience to realise that the decisions taken by courts in children disputes can be unpredictable, and we always work with our clients to try and come to an informal arrangement. Not only does this cost much less in legal fees, but it will also lessen the stress associated with a family break-up and, perhaps most important of all, will place the well-being of the children involved at the centre of all discussions.
Wills and Probate – when a person close to you dies, the emotional impact can be made even worse by the sheer amount of clerical and administrative work which has to be done. This ranges from things like registering the death to dealing with wills and probate. As the leading family law solicitors Manchester offers we have wide ranging experience of dealing with issues like these. Probate, to put it simply, is the process by which a person becomes officially allowed to deal with the estate of the deceased, and distribute the things they left behind as instructed to in any will. Any mistakes made in this process could greatly delay the estate being passed on, or even stop the wishes of the deceased being carried out properly. We understand that our clients will find it difficult to focus on practical and legal matters at a time like this, so we always offer advice which not only takes clear account of the legal position, but also provides emotional support. Dealing with a will can be one of the most difficult things a person does, and the experts at Higgins Miller are ready to help you cope with it.
Financial Settlement – when a relationship ends the fiercest arguments often hinge upon dealing with joint finances. This could range from deciding who gets the family home to who is responsible for paying debts, and the treatment of the individual can vary greatly depending upon whether the couple in question were actually married, in a civil partnership or co-habiting without any official status. Making a mistake when dealing with a financial settlement could easily have a negative impact on you for the rest of your life, so it’s vital that you take advantage of the expert legal minds working at Higgins Miller. In most cases we will advise that you reach a financial agreement on a negotiated basis, but this will only work if you’ve taken the time to understand exactly what the assets in the relationship are, and how much of these assets you are genuinely entitled to. We know that reaching a financial settlement can all too quickly fall into bitterness and anger, and we offer supportive advice aimed at taking the emotion from the argument, and guiding our client to the best possible arrangement.
No matter what kind of family legal challenge you’re facing, you can contact Higgins Miller, the best family law solicitors in Manchester, and access advice which combines legal expertise with compassion and understanding. You can do this by ringing on 0161 429 7251 or emailing us at [email protected] .We recently passed our Cyber Essential accreditation, something which demonstrates our forward thinking attitude and determination to remain ahead of the competition and be there when and where our clients need us. We’ll provide a 20 minute appraisal free of charge, and we’ll offer a first appointment for a fixed fee, so you don’t have to worry about how much our advice is going to cost. If you want to explore our wider charging system then please take a look here.