There are few more emotive areas in life than the issue of domestic abuse, particularly when children are involved.
Browell Smith & Co has earned a reputation over the years for being one of the most trusted legal firms for clients seeking help and advice in this complicated area.
We understand how difficult it is for many of our clients to not only understand that what is happening to them may be classed as domestic abuse, but also just how hard it is to seek help.
Our team’s reputation in this area is built on the empathetic and sensitive approach we take to helping you. We work closely with other support services who appreciate our understanding and recommend us to their clients.
Domestic abuse can cover a range of situations and we can advise you on immediate solutions from a legal, practical and emotional viewpoint, along with advice and guidance for your long term benefit.
We can take immediate steps to protect you and your children should you require it and advise you on any wider issues regarding children, property and finances.
You can trust our expert team to handle all matters in this area swiftly and decisively, but also with sensitivity and care.
When you first contact our family team, we will discuss your situation with by email or telephone to explore how we can help you.
The next step is to arrange a meeting. This can be face-to-face, or by telephone or Skype. We will send you our terms of business setting out clearly our charges in writing before we meet you. We offer an initial fixed cost legal advice session to enable you to obtain quality legal advice tailored to your situation. This session will enable us to advise you on future costs, timescales and the best way to move your case forward.
We will follow up the session with written advice to you.
We are dedicated to our clients and feel that it is essential that we are up front and honest about our costs. We pride ourselves on being transparent with no hidden charges.
There are many ways that we can help you and the following cost options will be considered and agreed with you where possible:
• Fixed costs
• Full service representation
• Pay as you go/additional advice as things progress
• Assistance at Court packages to help support you if you choose to represent yourself in court
• Assistance at mediation package to help support your process at mediation
• Legal drafting of agreements reached at a fixed cost
We additionally work with litigation funding organisations who provide finance to enable you to fund a court case. We will work through the application process and explain the terms on which a loan may be offered.
You may also be able to seek a Legal Services Order from the court to secure your legal fees to be met from the other party. We will discuss with you whether this would be an appropriate course of action for you.
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