Family law is an area of legal practice that deals with issues related to family relationships, such as marriage, divorce, child custody, and other matters. 

These issues are often deeply personal and emotionally charged, requiring a sensitive and professional approach. 

Our team at Law Central is committed to providing a bespoke, confidential, impartial, and professional service to help clients navigate these challenging situations. 

In this blog, we will explore the various issues covered under family law, providing an overview of each area to help you understand what to expect and how we can assist you.

A Family Law Overview

Family law encompasses a broad range of issues that affect the most intimate aspects of our lives. 

From childcare arrangements to the dissolution of marriages, the matters handled in family law can be incredibly stressful and life-changing. 

At Law Central, we recognise the emotional toll these issues can take and strive to offer compassionate, individualised support to each of our clients. 

Our team is dedicated to helping you through these difficult times with the utmost professionalism and confidentiality.

Common Sectors of Family Law

Child Care

One of the most significant aspects of family law is child care, which includes custody arrangements, guardianship, and child support. 

These issues are vital because they directly impact the well-being and future of children involved in family disputes. 

Courts generally prioritise the best interests of the child, considering factors such as the child’s age, health, emotional ties to each parent, and the parent’s ability to provide for the child’s needs.

Custody battles can be particularly contentious, with parents often struggling to reach an agreement. 

Legal guidance is crucial in these cases to ensure that the child’s welfare remains the primary focus. 

Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is a grave issue within family law, encompassing physical, emotional, and financial abuse. 

Victims of domestic violence need immediate protection and support. 

The legal system provides several measures to protect victims, including restraining orders and injunctions. These legal protections are essential for the safety and well-being of those affected.

Our team offer comprehensive support to victims of domestic violence, helping them navigate the legal process to obtain necessary protections. 

Our team works closely with law enforcement and support organisations to ensure that victims receive the help they need. 

We are committed to providing a safe and supportive environment for those escaping abusive situations.


Mediation is an alternative dispute resolution method that can be highly effective in family law cases. 

It involves a neutral third party, known as a mediator, who facilitates discussions between the parties to help them reach a mutually acceptable agreement. 

Mediation is often used in divorce and custody cases to avoid the adversarial nature of court proceedings.

The benefits of mediation include cost-effectiveness, faster resolution, and less emotional stress compared to traditional litigation. It allows parties to maintain control over the outcomes of their disputes and often leads to more satisfactory and sustainable agreements. 


Divorce is a common issue within family law, involving the legal dissolution of a marriage.

The divorce process can be complex, with various legal grounds such as adultery, unreasonable behaviour, or long-term separation. 

The emotional and financial implications of divorce can be profound, affecting not only the couple but also their children and extended families.

During a divorce, issues such as asset division, spousal support, and child custody must be addressed. 

Each case is unique, and the court considers numerous factors, including the length of the marriage, the needs and contributions of each spouse, and the welfare of any children involved. 

Financial Settlements

Financial settlements are a critical aspect of divorce proceedings, involving the division of assets and liabilities between the parties. 

This can include property, savings, investments, pensions, and debts. Spousal maintenance or alimony may also be considered, providing financial support to a lower-earning spouse after the divorce.

The court aims to achieve a fair and equitable division of finances, taking into account factors such as each spouse’s income, earning capacity, age, and standard of living during the marriage. 

Contact and Residence Disputes

Contact and residence disputes arise when parents cannot agree on where their children will live and how much time they will spend with each parent. 

These disputes can be highly emotional and contentious, requiring careful legal consideration to prioritise the child’s best interests.

The court’s primary concern in these cases is the child’s welfare, considering factors such as the child’s relationship with each parent, the parent’s ability to provide a stable environment, and the child’s own wishes, depending on their age and maturity. 

At Law Central, we work diligently to resolve these disputes amicably, ensuring that the child’s needs are always at the forefront.

Civil Partnerships

Civil partnerships offer a legal status similar to marriage for same-sex couples, providing rights and responsibilities akin to those of married couples. 

The legal issues surrounding civil partnerships include their formation, legal recognition, and dissolution.

Dissolving a civil partnership involves legal procedures similar to divorce, including the division of assets and financial settlements. 

Family Law with Law Central

Family law matters are deeply personal and can significantly impact your life. 

Addressing these issues with care and professionalism is essential to achieving the best possible outcomes. 

At Law Central, we are committed to providing expert legal support and compassionate guidance through all aspects of family law. Whether you are dealing with child care issues, domestic violence, divorce, or financial settlements, our team is here to help.

If you need assistance with any family law matter, we offer fixed fee initial consultations to discuss your situation and provide tailored advice. 

Please contact us at or call us on 0300 373 9313 to schedule an appointment. 

Our team is ready to support you through these challenging times with the expertise and care you deserve.