Family Law Solicitors in Gloucester

Legal issues involving your family, such as divorce, separation and arrangements for children, are often some of the most challenging to sort out. If not handled correctly, resolving these matters can take a lot of time, money and stress, so having the right legal advice and support is essential.

Tayntons’ family law solicitors, based in Gloucester, have been helping families to find fast, cost-effective solutions to their legal issues for many years. Whether you are getting divorced, need a prenuptial agreement, can’t agree where your children should live or need assistance with any other area of family law, we can help.

Our expertise in non-confrontational dispute resolution, including mediation and collaborative law, means we can usually achieve a fair outcome that protects your interests and those of your loved ones without the need for court action.

We know that everyone’s circumstances are unique, so will take the time to understand the issues you are dealing with and what you need to happen. We will then offer tailored legal advice to help you achieve your goals as quickly and inexpensively as possible without unnecessary conflict or stress.

For initial advice and to discuss your legal options, we offer an initial consultation of up to 45 minutes for a fixed fee of £75.00 plus VAT (£90.00).

Speak to one of our family law solicitors now by calling 0800 158 4147 or request a call back and a member of our team will be in touch promptly.

Our family law services

We offer a wide range of legal services for families and individuals in Gloucester, Cheltenham, the Forest of Dean and throughout Gloucestershire.


Our divorce lawyers in Gloucester can guide you through the legal process of getting a divorce, including petitioning for divorce or responding to a divorce petition and representing you in divorce proceedings where required.

We offer clear, sensitive advice to help make your divorce go as smoothly as possible, saving you time, money and unnecessary stress. With a strong focus on Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), we can almost always allow you to avoid court proceedings for divorce.

Civil partnership dissolutions

Our family lawyers offer specialist advice and support for all aspects of civil partnership dissolution, helping you to legally end your relationship swiftly and smoothly.

We offer an empathetic, practical approach, including guidance on issues such as a pre-civil partnership agreements and the slightly different rules for ending a civil partnership compared to ending a marriage.

Financial settlements

Our Gloucester divorce lawyers are experts in helping separating couples to sort out their finances. We offer clear, sensitive and pragmatic advice and representation so you can get a fair settlement that works for you and your loved ones.

With strong expertise in non-confrontational dispute resolution, we can usually help you achieve a settlement without the need for court proceedings in most cases. This can save you time and money, as well as minimising the conflict involved.

Child Arrangement orders, residence & contact

Making arrangements for children is often the most emotionally challenging part of divorce and separation, so our family lawyers’ expertise in alternative dispute resolution can be highly beneficial.

By focusing on finding an amicable agreement on where your children will live and what contact each parent will have, we can help remove unnecessary conflict and achieve a better outcome for you and your children.

We are accredited by the Law Society for Children Law, recognising our expertise in handling legal issues involving children.

Prenuptial agreements

Getting a prenuptial agreement is increasingly common for couples from all backgrounds, especially where one or both parties are remarrying and/or have children from a previous relationship.

Our family law solicitors can advise you on all aspects of prenuptial agreements, including drafting a prenup and reviewing a prenup you have been asked to sign by your partner. This helps to ensure you can get a fair agreement which stands the best chance of being enforceable if later relied on during divorce proceedings.

Parents’ rights & parental responsibility

Having parental responsibility is often key to protecting your rights as a parent, but not every parent automatically has it. If you are unsure whether you have parental responsibility for your child or need to legally secure parental responsibility, our family lawyers in Gloucester can help.

We can assist with applying for parental responsibility and parental responsibility disputes, helping you to establish your legal rights as a parent under even the most challenging circumstances.

Cohabitation agreements

If you live with your partner without getting married, it can create difficulties if you later separate when it comes to dividing your finances, deciding what happens to your shared home and sorting out other practical details.

Our Gloucester-based family law solicitors can help you negotiate and draw up a cohabitation agreement that works for both parties, giving you certainty for the future and helping to minimise conflict if you do later separate.

Domestic abuse

We offer fast, effective legal advice and representation for victims of domestic abuse, helping you to make you and your loved ones safe.

Our domestic abuse solicitors in Gloucester can assist you with court orders and other practical support to quickly get in place robust protection for you and your family.


Whether you are considering adopting a child or have been notified by Social Services that your child has been placed for adoption, we can offer specialist legal advice on the processes involved and your right.

Our adoption solicitors in Gloucester are members of the Law Society’s Children Panel, reflecting their expertise in the law as it relates to children and the representation of children.

Care proceedings

We are highly experienced in supporting families where Social Services have become involved, including where concerns have been raised or care proceedings have been initiated.

We recognise this is a confusing and upsetting situation to deal with, so can provide clear, sensitive and practical support to help you achieve the best possible outcome for your family.

Change of name deeds

If you wish to change your name or the name of your child, we can assist you in creating a legally recognised Change of Name Deed. We can advise you on all of the issues involved, such as getting the written consent of your child (if they are aged 16-17) and the consent of anyone else with parental responsibility to make the process as smooth as possible.

Agency services for non-local solicitors

Our family lawyers in Gloucester are able to offer agency services and professional advocacy across all areas of family law for solicitors in other parts of the country and their clients.

Our family law fees

We offer a number of our family law services on a fixed fee basis for straightforward matters, including fixed fee divorce, fixed fee civil partnership dissolution and change of name deeds.

For more complex matters, we offer an up to 45-minute initial consultation for a fixed fee of £75.00 plus VAT (£90.00). After this, we will be able to provide a clear quote for the cost of dealing with your family law matter based on our hourly rates.

We always aim for complete transparency with our family law fees, so will make sure you are clear exactly what is covered by the price we quote, including where there are any court fees and other expenses that must be considered.

Why choose Tayntons family law solicitors?

Tayntons’ family law team has been helping people for many years with all areas of family law in Gloucester and throughout Gloucestershire, including Cheltenham and the Forest of Dean.

Our family lawyers understand that legal issues involving your family can be confusing, complicated and highly emotive, so offer a sensitive but practical approach to make resolving these matters as easy as possible. We will explain your options in plain English and provide a transparent explanation of our fees so you can have complete confidence when deciding how to move forward.

We have a strong focus on non-confrontational dispute resolution, with the aim of resolving your family law issues without the need for court action wherever possible. This means we can usually help you find the right outcome for you and your family while saving you time, money and unnecessary conflict.

Tayntons’ family law solicitors are accredited by the Law Society for Children Law, recognising our particular expertise in this area. Several of our team are members of Resolution – an organisation committed to taking a non-confrontational approach to family law. As a firm, we have been awarded the Law Society’s Lexcel accreditation reflecting the excellence of our practice management and client care.

Get in touch with our family law solicitors in Gloucester

Looking for legal advice and support for family law in Gloucester, Cheltenham, the Forest of Dean or anywhere in Gloucestershire? Please contact us today by calling 0800 158 4147, emailing us at or requesting a call back.

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