Family Law

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Dealing with either a domestic or family case can be extremely distressing for everyone involved. At DPP Law, our dedicated team of family law solicitors are on hand to offer support, as well as professional legal advice and counsel when needed.

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We have decades of experience in handling sensitive cases like these, as well as being experts when it comes to dealing with social services.

Whether you are dealing with adoption, surrogacy, divorce or even a case of domestic abuse, you will need specialist advice from legal experts to help you decide what your next steps should be.

Our expert solicitors can meet with you for a free consultation to discuss the details of your case and offer up initial support and guidance. This will help you decide how to legally pursue your case, especially if it is a particularly complex or sensitive issue.

Know what to expect with a domestic dispute

Issues that fall under family law can often be very complex and emotionally distressing, especially if the case has been going on for a lengthy period of time.

A solicitor is often required to provide legal guidance and act as a mediator when it comes to divorce or separation cases where children are involved, as it can be very stressful on everyone having to change their lives in such a dramatic way.

We understand that family law cases can be very draining and can create massive changes in your personal life and career. Having DPP Law’s legal professionals there to support you is key to providing clarity on what should happen moving forward.

DPP Law’s family law solicitors can help

The expertly trained solicitors at DPP Law have a great deal of experience with family law cases, which is why they are well-positioned to provide clear and useful advice to those having to deal with complex domestic disputes.

They will be able to assist with a wide range of family law legal issues including:


Adoption is a long process with a lot of emotions hanging in the balance throughout. Sensitivity and support are absolutely essential to being able to get through it and DPP Law’s years of experience in adoption cases is what you need. Our specialist team will be able to guide you through the right steps for your particular situation so that you can have the best outcome. We’ll also be able to support you whenever you need, with our specialist team being available to you beyond office hours.

Domestic Abuse

Domestic abuse is an incredibly delicate situation and needs to be handled with care, consideration and expertise to ensure a smooth journey throughout the full legal process. DPP Law harnesses the power of their knowledge and the law to support you and to help you do this, our sensitive and supportive expert domestic abuse solicitors are ready to use their years of experience.


It’s easy to get swept up in the excitement of a new baby arriving into a family. However, surrogacy laws in the UK are incredibly complex and if you don’t have an expert ready to support you, you can find yourself in a sensitive situation that takes over the excitement. DPP Law’s specialist teams are able to guide you through the processes you have to navigate, ensuring that nothing is missed so you can enjoy the new addition to your family.

Child Arrangements

The courts will always have the welfare of the children at the forefront of their minds, and so their decision will always be taking that into account first and foremost. Child care arrangement cases need experts who are sensitive to the situation and have the children’s best interests at heart. DPP Law’s specialist team know just how important this is and ensures that your case is of top priority and handled with the utmost care.

Social Services

Social services being involved in your family can be distressing for both the parents/guardians and the children. Shielding the children from this stress is incredibly important, but so is ensuring you have experts ready to support you throughout the process. DPP Law’s team will fight your corner to ensure that all action that has been taken is fair to your family. We will also represent you at Child Protection Conferences and review meetings and beyond.


Emotions are often heightened when dealing with divorce cases, and it’s not always a smooth process for couples going through it. DPP Law is well equipped to handle the complex matters divorce cases bring, along with experts who specialise in a wide variety of cases with different grounds for divorce. However, remember that you have to have been legally married for at least 12 months before you apply for a divorce, and there are no exceptions to this rule.

Cohabitation Agreements

Cohabitation agreements are becoming more and more common as people opt to spend their money on other things than marriage. But due to so much being on the line, it’s important to have an agreement drawn up so that a couple can cohabit fairly and have the same protections as marriage. DPP Law will support you through this process and will treat every unique case with sensitivity and understanding. so you know you’ll be in the safest of hands. We can even organise a free consultation for you to attend that will provide a bit of clarity regarding your case.

Contact DPP Law today

If you require advice and support over a family law case and aren’t sure where to turn, speak to our team of expert solicitors at DPP Law. We can organise a free consultation for you to attend that will provide a bit of clarity regarding your case.

Family Law: Frequently Asked Questions

Is meditation compulsory in family law?

Mediation is not compulsory in family law, and many of the advantages of mediation are due to its voluntary nature. However, if you would like to skip the mediation procedures, you will have to attend a Mediation Information Assessment Meeting. If you have safety concerns regarding the MIAM though, you can be deemed exempt and move straight into the Court.

What constitutes contempt of court in family law?

Contempt of Court is a serious offence and can result in a custodial sentence, regardless of whether it’s committed in a family law instance or otherwise. Any activity seen to interfere with the administration of justice will result in an investigation into whether contempt of Court has occurred. This includes breaching a court order, showing disrespect in the Court or providing information outside of the Court that can prejudice the trial.

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