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.

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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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Children

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

“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

“Thank you so much …”

Just a quick note from me, thank you so much for all your help on this Natalie.  I appreciate I have probably been quite persistent (putting it kindly) in contacting and requesting updates and appreciate how you have handled this and dealt with the stressful situation last week.

Family Law October 25, 2021

“I am so very grateful …”

Thank you so much for all your help Natalie.  You are making this incredibly difficult time far easier and for that I am very grateful.

Family Law May 11, 2021

“Thank you so much ….”

Thank you so much for your kindness and professionalism today. You made a difficult day much easier.

Family Law October 29, 2020

“Natalie and the team worked together seamlessly …”

‘Natalie and the team worked together seamlessly as a team for me consciously keeping my costs throughout as low as possible, whilst at the same time in my opinion giving me the best advice and always making sure I understood any ramifications of our decisions. They were at all times extremely kind, friendly, polite and punctual and the time spent in the offices was always friendly and not intimidating at all, almost family like. Legal 500 2021 client testimonial 

Family Law October 1, 2020

“I think the key is the whole firm feels like a real team …”

‘Parslows were head and shoulders the friendliest and most welcoming, right from their receptionist’s warm welcome. The whole team instantly realised my position and distress, they put me at ease and explained the best way forward and the likely costs moving forward. After walking into their firm a complete mess I left feeling a lot happier and comfortable that we could all work well together, I have been working with them now for over a year and simply can’t praise them enough. I think the key is the whole firm feels like a real team.’ Legal 500 2021 client testimonial 

Family Law September 14, 2020

“Thank you again for getting me home …”

The move went well despite the Covid situation and to have my family with me is great.  Thank you so much for getting me home.

Family Law August 3, 2020

“You make an awesome team …”

I cannot tell you enough how much I appreciate all your and Natalie's hard work. You make an awesome team and I can’t thank you enough.

Family Law June 15, 2020

“A very well deserved thank you for all the work …”

I’ve never really given a thank you that was deserved for all the work carried out by Parslows and the efforts that you put in over the full duration of the case. Your patience during some very tedious moments, advice and with support from the team throughout, was very much appreciated.

Family Law February 24, 2020

“Will utilise your services in the future …”

Thank you to the Parslows team for the services they have provided to me over the last 12 months. Will utilise your services in the future (hopefully not necessary) if and when required. Have a lovely weekend.

Family Law November 18, 2019

“I would recommend you to anybody going through the same proceedings …”

I cannot express enough how grateful I am for your work on this case, it has been painful to say the least but I couldn’t fault you Natalie for your ongoing support.  I would recommend you to anybody going through the same proceedings.

Family Law November 5, 2019

“No praise high enough …”

I  can't thank you and the team highly enough for all you have done. In a few weeks I’ll be back again as I want to make a new will. But really…. without you and the team I would been been totally lost. There is no praise high enough for you all.

Family Law October 10, 2019

“Thank you for making this possible …”

Thank you for making this possible. You and Natalie and everyone at Parslows have been wonderful over this long and at times rather traumatic 16 months.

Family Law September 25, 2019

“Efficient and professional …”

Thank you for your services ..... I have been very pleased with the efficient and professional service which you provide.

Family Law July 2, 2019

“Thank you for your continued help …”

Thank you for your continued help and support in this matter and thank you to the family team.

Family Law May 10, 2019

“You were amazing …”

Hi Natalie, honestly thank you so much for today, you were amazing and got every point over perfectly! Hopefully some positive steps forward but watch this space!

Family Law April 29, 2019

“You are a credit to your industry …”

Thank you for getting me to this point. Your help and support has been paramount in getting us here.  You are a credit to your industry.

Family Law September 27, 2018

“You are an absolute star …”

You are an absolute star. I wouldn’t have done this without you.

Family Law July 23, 2018

“I took your advice … he has paid all maintenance owed ….”

Just a quick update regarding my problem with my ex paying the maintenance he owed.  I took your advice and contacted a debt collection agency which we use in work.  Today he has paid all maintenance owed and agreed to increase his maintenance payments to the correct amount.  I am in shock!  I wanted to thank you for your advice and for taking the time to help me I really appreciate it.

Family Law July 2, 2018

“Gratitude for your professionalism and conduct …”

I am whole heartedly relieved with final closure and agreement of the proposed settlement offer. Please can I extend my gratitude for your professionalism and conduct in reaching the final outcome.

Family Law February 15, 2018

“You’ve really helped in so many ways …”

Thank you very much [Natalie], and thank you again for all your help, advice, patience and guidance over the last year or so. You’ve really helped in so many ways and it really is appreciated.

Family Law November 27, 2017