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.

Parslows for Family Law

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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Cohabitation Agreements

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.

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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.

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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:

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.

What our clients say

“You have been amazing and really put me at ease…”

‘Thank you so much. You have been amazing and really put me at ease.
Thank you for your time and for helping me.’

Family Law February 5, 2024

“Clear and Concise Information…”

‘Excellent client service, knowledgeable, caring staff. Effective communication, clear and concise information. I wish I had used Parslows years ago and I am sure the outcome I faced would have been very different.’

Family Law October 5, 2023

“A sense of Clarity…”

‘Natalie Jenner offers a judgement-free space where you will be listened to. I felt supported by her and she helped me to make some very difficult decisions. Every time I speak to her, I come away feeling empowered with a sense of clarity. She offered sensible advice and guided me through various processes at a very difficult time. She has excellent knowledge of family law. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her.’

Family Law October 4, 2023

“My mind was immediately put at ease…”

From the moment I contacted Parslows and spoke with Barbara my mind was immediately put at ease. I had many questions throughout my legal dealings and the Parslows team always came back to me promptly and took the time to explain various legal jargon making it easy to understand. It was the best money I have ever spent and was an absolute pleasure dealing with Barbara”

Family Law August 22, 2023

“Best money I have ever spent…”

Thanks so much for everything, honestly you’ve made it so much easier for me and given me reassurance when I truly needed it. 
Best money I have ever spent.   Thanks so much for everything Barbara, it’s been lovely meeting you. 

Family Law August 8, 2023

“Professional support …”

Thank you to you and the Parslows Team so much for all the help, support and professional received by me at what has been a difficult time

Family Law June 8, 2023

“Careful consideration and time …”

Thank you for steering the dispute to family foundation, something my ex-partners legal advisor should have requested form the outset as a first step. A summons to Royal Court would have been a very bad situation for all parties.

I thank you for your careful consideration and time.

Family Law March 20, 2023

“Relief is an understatement …”

Thank you for the decree absolute from Natalie. Relief is an understatement! Thank you to both of you [Natalie and Catia] for all your work, understanding, compassion and support through the most awful of times.

Family Law July 18, 2022

“Huge thank you …”

Huge thank you to you Natalie and your colleagues involved with my separation agreement and making things so simple and fast in what has been a difficult time. I look forward to receiving my updated draft Will for my perusal and finalisation.

I will certainly recommend you to everyone and I have told my daughter to contact you re her Wills as she has now been waiting 9 months with numerous chaser e mails to another firm and still nothing to sign!

Family Law July 13, 2022