A Family Solicitor In Ramsbottom

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Family relationship breakdown is stressful and emotional. We understand this and that is why you have come to the right place. If you are looking for legal advice regarding divorce or separation or any aspect of family law, we are experts in representing your best interests.

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Latest News & Advice

What is gaslighting?

Gaslighting is a form of emotional abuse whereby the abuser gains complete control over their partners mind through emotional manipulation. If you think you are in an abusive relationship read our blog to help you recognise if you are in an abusive relationship.

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How long does it take to get a divorce?

All applications made on or after the 6th April 2022 are applied for on a no-fault basis. This means neither party has to attribute blame to one another for the reason of their marriage breakdown. The timeline for getting a divorce finalised is a minimum of 26 weeks based upon the new legislation.

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Divorce and Cost of Living Pressures

Many people believe that financial pressures in marriages are one of the main reasons for divorce. However, this year research suggests financial pressures are the very thing keeping couples together.

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What are Matrimonial and Non-Matrimonial Assets?

When couples divorce, it is commonly believed that all assets are split equally between parties however this is rarely the case. The reason behind this is when assets are put into the ‘matrimonial pot’ ready for dividing between parties it is important to distinguish between matrimonial and non-matrimonial assets.

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Can I afford to Divorce my spouse?

Divorce is a major event that can have an impact upon all aspects of your life and more importantly it can alter your financial position which may leave you questioning yourself, can I afford a divorce?

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Separation Solicitors

Separation can be a difficult and emotional time, and it is important to have someone who can help you navigate the legal and financial aspects of the process. A separation solicitor can provide you with the advice and representation you need to protect your rights and interests.

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What is a Separation Agreement?

A Separation Agreement is useful if you have not determined whether to apply for a divorce or dissolve your civil partnership. It is a written agreement setting out the terms of your separation including how your assets, debts and responsibilities for their children will be divided between you both…

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3 Things to consider before separating from your spouse

If you are considering separating it is important to be aware of the options available to you before making any decisions. There are many different things to consider when you are thinking of separating including finances, children and living arrangements. It is also important to understand your legal rights and options that are available to you.

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Legal rights as a Cohabiting parent

If you are an unmarried couple but are cohabiting it is important to know your legal rights and to protect your assets, property and especially your children with a Cohabitation Agreement.

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Do I need a Cohabitation Agreement?

Cohabitating couples do not realise that they do not have the automatic right to claim a share in the family home or their partner’s finances if they were to end the relationship unless they have a Cohabitation Agreement…

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Domestic Abuse Solicitors

Our specialist solicitors help those who experience domestic abuse by offering professional tailored legal advice and presenting the legal options you have in order to protect yourself.

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Co-parenting and Communication Advice

Communication is vital in achieving successful co-parenting following your separation. We understand in some cases communicating with your ex-partner can be challenging although when you have children together it is important to try to communicate the best you can and share equal responsibilities and duties for your children.

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Can I stop Child Contact?

The other parent should not stop you from spending time with your child unless your child’s safety or welfare is at risk. No parent should be denied spending time with their child unless the other parent believes there is a risk to the child’s safety or welfare.

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No-Fault Divorce

Birkett and Co Solicitors provide you with a straightforward explanation of the amendments made and new procedure that applies in No-Fault Divorce.

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How Do We Help?

We listen… we invest our time in giving you an initial free 30 minute consultation to establish your unique situation.

We care… we pride ourselves on working tirelessly on your behalf for the best outcome for you.

Our Services


You need professional experienced advice. We offer a free 30 minute consultation to establish your situation and outline your legal rights.




Sort out issues arising from the breakdown of your marriage including what will happen to your home, your finances and the care of your children.



Civil Partnerships

Divorce ends marriage and dissolution ends Civil Partnership. However, both processes are fundamentally the same and should therefore be approached with care and due process.


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Prenuptial & Postnuptial

The complexities of preparing pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements cannot be underestimated.




No matter how long you have been cohabiting with your partner, you will not have the same protection / rights as a married couple upon separation.




Whilst a child’s wellbeing should always be paramount, it is not always possible to agree childcare arrangements amicably or outside court.




We offer legal advice, support and representation on all aspects of adoption. We are experienced in step-parent adoption




The breaking down of family relationships not only affects the couple and their children – but also grandparents too.




We are here to assist and advise you upon surrogacy, assisted reproduction, donor conception and co-parenting.



About Birkett & Co. Family Law

We promise to always handle your case with empathy but also with a steely determination to achieve the best possible outcome for you personally.

Our family law specialist, Jacquie Birkett, is a UK Law Society prize winner, a member of Resolution and a member of the Law Society’s Family Law Panel.

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