You can rely on our team to put your needs first and treat your situation with respect and care, keeping you fully informed at all times.
We specialise in all areas of private family law, advising on divorce and separation, financial arrangements, the care and support of children, injunctions and freezing orders.
Family Law Services
Parslows are Jersey family lawyers that specialise in all areas of private family law.
With some of the finest family solicitors and divorce practitioners in Jersey recognised in the “Legal 500”, you have peace of mind that you are working with some of the highest calibre family lawyers in Jersey. Our family solicitors advise on all aspects of private family law: from complex financial arrangements involving trusts and business assets arising out of divorce or separation to cases involving the care and support of children.
Family issues, be it divorce, separation, financial arrangements, or otherwise, can be complicated and draining emotionally and financially. These issues become more complex if you have material wealth to consider or are part of an international family with connections to more than one country.
Why choose Parslows Jersey family law services
Parslows offers a wide range of legal services to families in Jersey. We have a team of experienced solicitors who are experts in family law, and we provide a confidential and personal service to all our clients. We understand that dealing with family law matters can be very stressful, so we aim to make the process as simple and straightforward as possible.
We offer fixed-fee services, so you can get advice from us without worrying about hourly rates. We also offer a free callback service, so you can find out more about our services before you commit to anything. If you’re looking for specialist family law advice, Parslows is an excellent choice.
The links below provide a helpful overview of our legal expertise in key areas in family law.
Divorce or Civil Partnership Dissolution
Whether you are initiating a divorce or a civil partnership dissolution, responding to a divorce petition or seeking new lawyers for an ongoing case, having a top divorce solicitor on your side can make an enormous difference to your chances of success. You can be assured that our team will work with absolute discretion on your case, with your best interests at heart.
Financial Arrangements upon Divorce or Separation
Dividing property and finances tends to be the most complex area of a divorce, dissolution of a civil partnership or separation process, especially regarding higher net worth divorce. Our expert divorce lawyers will be by your side whether you need to protect your wealth or ensure you receive a fair settlement.
Our expert lawyers will be by your side whether you are facing legal proceedings involving your children, need legal advice dealing with maintenance provision or applying for a residence or contact order. We have built a strong success record regarding child law matters, both in Jersey and assisting foreign lawyers where there are cross-border jurisdiction issues.
Injunctions | Freezing Orders
If you are involved in a divorce or civil partnership dissolution in a foreign jurisdiction, you may have or discover substantial assets in Jersey. In such circumstances where there may be cross border financial issues, it is essential to have effective Jersey representation. Parslows can assist your legal team in your home jurisdiction with freezing injunction applications in Jersey or assist in defending an application.
Separation Agreements or Judicial Separation
If the option of a divorce or civil partnership dissolution is not yet available or at this stage, you don’t want to divorce or dissolve your partnership; options are available. Whether you choose a negotiated Separation Agreement or Judicial Separation, having specialist family solicitors help negotiate your settlement can make an enormous difference to the financial outcome.
High-value Divorce Lawyers
Parslows specialist divorce lawyers are experts in high net worth divorce and high-value divorce in Jersey. All divorces have a significant emotional and financial impact, but they can be particularly complicated for high net worth divorces. Due to the complex nature of high-value divorces, it’s essential to seek specialist legal support and advice from expert high net worth divorce lawyers.
Jersey Divorce Aid - Fixed Fee Family Packages
Family legal aid in Jersey has changed. Under the terms of the new Legal Aid Scheme, which came into effect on 1 April 2022, most family law matters will only be eligible for legal aid if there are dependent children. In response to these changes, Parslows has updated its range of fixed fee packages and introduced Jersey Divorce Aid.
Unmarried couples in Jersey have no legal rights if they separate. As a result, some cohabiting families can face real difficulties if they split up. As the law stands, the only solution for cohabiting couples who want legal protection should they split up is either to get married, enter a civil partnership, or enter into a cohabitation agreement.
Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements
A prenuptial agreement is a contract created between a couple before their marriage to set out how each of their assets will be divided between them in the event of a divorce. A postnuptial agreement is an agreement entered into during the marriage or civil partnership that regulates the terms of divorce or dissolution.
Jersey family law resources
Many areas of family law can be complicated and stressful. At Parslows, we do everything possible to ensure that our client’s experience is as painless and transparent as possible. To ensure our clients stay informed, we’ve created a bank of freely available resources:
- What is the procedure for divorce in Jersey?
- Child maintenance and parental responsibility
- What are the grounds for divorce in Jersey?
- A brief guide to dividing finance and property on civil partnership dissolution.
Get the family law advice you need from expert Jersey family lawyers
Our highly experienced family law solicitors will advise and support you with a determination to get the best result. Your objectives might be driven by concerns for your family or the financial impact, or most likely both. It’s crucial to have professional advice to avoid any unintended outcomes.
If you require any legal advice concerning family matters, be it divorce, separation, financial arrangement or something else, get in touch with Parslows. Request a free call back from one of the Parslows team today to get all the information you need.