Higgins Miller is one of the leading family law firms Manchester has to offer, and we’ve reached that position by combining two key assets. The first of these is the expertise of our team of solicitors. Family law is a specialism which often includes grey areas, changes in emphasis and questions of interpretation. Whether we’re dealing with children disputes, wills and probate or divorce and civil partnerships, we maintain full knowledge of any changes in the law and bring our experience and know how to bear on behalf of our clients.
What we also have, which may not be the case for other family law firms Manchester, is a sympathetic and supportive approach to every client. We understand that dealing with legal issues can be a highly stressful, and that a situation such as a dispute with social services or negotiating a financial settlement following a divorce is often the first time that an individual has come into contact with solicitors, courts and the complexity of the legal process. That’s why our aim is always to make things as stress-free and simple for each client as we possibly can. We work with complete transparency, explaining what’s happening at every stage of the process in language that’s easy to understand, and we understand that emotions can often run high when dealing with issues of family law.
To us, it’s not a question of working for as many hours as possible and insisting on instigating costly court cases. Rather than concentrating on the fees we can charge or the hours we can work, we apply ourselves to reaching the fairest conclusion as quickly as possible. In matters of family law, the dispute in question will invariably involve close relatives such as children, parents, spouses and siblings, and we know from experience that most people want to resolve matters quickly and with the minimum of acrimony. Amongst the areas of family law in which we specialise are the following:
- Adoption and Special Guardianship – guiding clients through the adoption process whether this takes place through an agency, or if they adopt as a foster carer, step parent or family relative
- Divorce and Civil Partnership – dealing with the dissolution of a relationship and handling complex issues such as financial agreements, the care of children and the division of assets
- Wills and Probate – ensuring that the wishes of the deceased, as laid out in any will, are met in full, and that the beneficiaries have access to the assets left behind as quickly as possible, as well as dealing with more complex matters such as Inheritance Tax and the issues arising when someone dies without writing a will
- Social Services and Care – guiding clients through any interaction with social services, providing access to legal aid where applicable and using our experience as members of the Children Panel
If you’d like to speak to the most effective family law firms Manchester has to offer, then please call us on 0161 429 7251 or email us at [email protected]. We can undertake a 20 minute appraisal free of charge, and if you want to find out more we’ll provide a first appointment for a fixed fee, meaning you don’t have to worry about how much our advice is going to cost. To access more detail about our charging system then please take a look here.