Family Law

Family Law

The members of Forces Law, having extensive experience dealing with every aspect of forces life, are the first choice for those seeking family and matrimonial advice.

When a relationship breaks down, whether it is a marriage or a ‘living together’ arrangement, the speed of resolution of the problem and therefore, familiarity with the services’ system is absolutely essential.

There are normally several choices available and we can help you decide which is the cheapest and best suited to your needs. It may be divorce, separation, dissolution of a civil partnership, a mediated children dispute or one using collaborative law.

Timely advice from lawyers, skilled in the intricacies of service life (eg. Queen’s Regulations, DCI’s AGAIS) and their effect on money applications to court covering Child Maintenance, the Child Support Agency, lump sum and transfer of property applications, claims for possession of married quarters and the touchy subject of claims for gratuities / resettlement grants and pension is absolutely vital. We have the expertise to advise on ways you can attempt to preserve your pension, commuted lump sum and gratuity having full regard to the complex area of pension sharing in the Armed Forces Pension Scheme, whether your pension is in payment and off setting or currently accruing.

Children’s issues of residence (custody) and contact (access) applications for permission to temporarily or permanently remove a child from the jurisdiction of the court, need to be resolved quickly to avoid unnecessary emotional distress to the children themselves and the parents.

The fact the Forces Law members are familiar and well-versed in service procedures, makes us a primary point of contact to resolve these stressful problems within the shortest possibly time. The fact that we have this specialist knowledge invariably means a more knowledgeable and economic service than others, without a service background, may provide.

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What our clients say

Thank you for everything you have done!! You have been amazing from start to finish, I just wish I had come to you in the first place as my previous solicitor didn’t even know there were special rules for Armed Forces wives. Biscoes Solicitors.

(Bolt Burdon Kemp.) You have always been professional, meticulous, understanding, adaptable and really gone up and above in all aspect of our case and customer care. Not once during your representation have we had to worry or question your ability, directions, guidance or choice of experts or legal representation, which alleviates some of the worry and burden that litigation brings.

Sgt RLC, Military claims client.

(Wace Morgan Solicitors LLP) Very compassionate, caring and professional service. Very hard to improve on 100%. Good standard of service.

Do not hesitate to use Wolferstans as your solicitors. I have used them now on two occasions and they are quite simply the very best there is. Helpful, friendly, efficient but above all honest with you from start to finish. My most recent case was a triumph and that was down to their dedication and professional handling of the case. In short they saved me my future and I will be eternally grateful.

Mr Hall, Plymouth.

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We are able to offer legal advice on all matters, from civilian issues to courts martial, calling on our members wealth of experience, in every matter relating to forces life.

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