Family Lawyers & Mediators in Brighton
Our Core Values
Harney & Wells have unrivalled experience of family law and mediation in Brighton. Our partners have been practicing in these areas for between 20 and 30 years each.
The Harney & Wells partners are members of the Law Society’s Children Law, Family Law Advanced and Family Mediation accreditation schemes.
Value for Money
We are aware of the pressures on and the concerns of our clients at these difficult times. We always aim to keep our clients’ costs at the minimum necessary to meet their objectives.
We will always be completely open with you about your situation and objectives.
Keeping it out of Court
We always prefer to use mediation or collaborative law as these approaches are usually quicker, cheaper and less stressful than going to court.
Divorce & Separation Information
Our website has a wealth of information on divorce and separation including a glossary and a ‘how to’ guide. Either click on the ‘Information’ tab above or select one of the links below.
How We Can Help
We can discuss your objectives and advise you on the best route to achieve these minimising time, cost and stress.
Mediation is a divorce or separation process that avoids the need to go to court. In mediation both partners work with a trained and impartial mediator to agree what is known as a summary of proposals. The summary of propsals will need to be ratified by a legal advisor for each partner.
Collaborative law is also a divorce or separation process that avoids the need to go to court. Here, the partners each have their own trained collaborative lawyers. The couple and their collaborative lawyers meet in a number of ‘four way meetings’ to agree a settlement.
Representation in Court
If you do need to go to court for divorce, separation, dissolution of a civil relationship or children matters (access, residence or social services) then we have the skills, experience and accreditations to advise you and represent you.