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“I was always dealt with professionally and kept up to date throughout in relation to my case.” “You were very helpful and supportive when I needed it.” “All staff friendly, knowledgeable and discreet.” "Thanks to all the help, understanding and well presented service given by Sophie I now have my life back - that's as simple as I can say - a massive thank you".

Divorce & Family Matters

At Watkins & Gunn we understand that when a relationship breaks down it is a life changing event.
We can advise on all aspects of relationship breakdown, Divorce, Unmarried Couples, Separation Agreements, Financial Settlements, Residence/Contact Arrangements for children, Change of Name Deed and Living Together Agreements. Our Specialist team of family lawyers are committed to a constructive approach to avoid any unnecessary acrimony whilst ensuring the optimum outcome for our clients. We can also resolve issues relating to collaborative law.

Fixed Fee Divorce NewportWhy choose Watkins & Gunn?
Our specialist team is committed to a constructive approach as we recognise that unnecessary acrimony can increase tension at a difficult time and also increase legal costs which will mean less money available for a financial settlements.

We have lawyers who are accredited by Resolution (formerly the Solicitors Family Law Association) and members of the Law Society’s Family Law Panel. Our team will make every effort to take the heat out of a difficult situation for you. You can be safe in the knowledge that you are talking to an expert.  We appreciate how difficult relationships can be and we will help you with professional strength and experience to protect your interests.

Collaborative Law
Sophie Hughes, Head of the Family Team has now become a trained collaborative lawyer!

Collaborative Family Lawyer NewportCollaborative law offers a different approach to resolve family disputes in a constructive non-confrontational way. Resolving issues in a collaborative way involves the couple with their respective lawyers sitting down and talking through decisions together.

Collaborative Law means that the clients are in control and whilst at first sitting down face to face may seem a daunting task, it is nearly always the most effective way of sorting out disputes. The personal approach means that clients have a better chance of understanding each other and, if there are children involved, the children see their parents working together.
With Collaborative Law you set the pace; with no court dates looming. Clients set their own agenda focusing the issues that are important to them. Research has shown that Collaborative Law can be cheaper, quicker and equips the former couple and any children better for life beyond divorce. It means finding a fair and honest solution to minimise the pain of family breakdowns.

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For Collaborative Law to work both parties need to have a collaborative lawyer. Sophie Hughes is part of a network of collaborative lawyers in the region. For more information on Collaborative Law visit www.resolution.org.uk


What will it cost you?
The Family Team at Watkins & Gunn is committed to public funding (legal aid) and at a first meeting we can advise you as to whether or not you are eligible. If not we will give you clear guidance on costs and offer a free initial interview. We have a competitive costs structure and flexible payment options which we will clearly explain to you from the start and at regular stages throughout your case.

Even if you haven’t made a firm decision about the future of your relationship we can give you helpful advice and support with the utmost confidentiality and sensitivity.
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