In line with Government guidelines for safe working during the COVID pandemic, access to our office is strictly by a pre-arranged appointment only, and only where absolutely necessary. We are open for business with some staff working in the office and others from home, they can still be contacted in the usual way either by telephone or email.
In respect of your pre-arranged appointment, if you develop symptoms of COVID, or have in the last 14 days come into contact with someone with COVID or symptoms of, we ask that you contact the office by telephone/email to arrange a new appointment or discuss if there is an appropriate alternative to your meeting.
The safety of our staff and clients is of paramount importance to us and so thank you for your continued co-operation during these unprecedented times.
As of April 2013, the availability of Legal Aid for family law matters has been significantly reduced. Unless you are unfortunate enough to be able to show that domestic violence has occurred, people who would have previously qualified for assistance will almost certainly no longer do so.
At BTTJ, we understand that, regardless of the cost, family proceedings are sometimes inevitable. When it comes to moving on after a divorce or a separation, or issues regarding the care of children, we know that people sometimes cannot simply choose not to act because of the cost, but instead are likely to carry on, without the specialist advice they could use.
We have looked at our fees for family matters to see how we can help. We are not a family legal aid firm, and so we wanted to ensure that we could maintain the same high quality service that we have always provided to our privately paying clients, whilst extending this service to make it more accessible for people who would previously have qualified for legal aid.
To this end, we have introduced the following measures;
After a divorce or separation, there will be various issues to resolve. Hopefully, an agreement can be reached, and we are experienced at helping to facilitate this. However, sometimes people simply cannot agree, and when that happens we are able to help with proceedings. We can help you reach the right outcome in relation to;
When it comes to your children, the Court will only get involved when it has to. Again, we would hope to help you agree something with your former partner, however, when it is necessary to involve the Court, we can help you obtain Court orders for a wide variety of things, such as;
The firm has over 20 years experience with helping people in these situations. Our current team comprises;