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Family Law Solicitors in Bournemouth

Legal matters involving family relationships are highly sensitive and often complicated so it is easy to feel confused and overwhelmed when decisions need to be made.

At Dutton Gregory Solicitors, we have decades of experience in supporting individuals through these sorts of complex situations. With professional accreditations in Family Law, Advanced Family Law and Children Law from The Family Law Agency, you can rest assured that we will handle your case with the utmost care and professionalism.

We understand that all legal matters relating to family are unique, which is why we are committed to providing tailored support to find a solution that’s right for you.

Contact our Family Law Solicitors in Bournemouth today

Our dedicated team of solicitors are here to assist you whether that’s by telephone, email, video conferencing, or face-to-face.

To arrange an initial consultation with one of our team, call us on 01202 315005, or fill in our quick enquiry form and we will be in touch as soon as we can.

Our Family Law Services

Our Family Law Solicitors in Bournemouth provide assistance in all matters related to Family Law, including:

  • Divorce and Civil Partnership Dissolution
  • Separation
  • Child Law
  • Cohabitation Agreements
  • Collaborative Law
  • Prenuptial and Post Nuptial Agreements
  • Child Residence and Contact
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Surrogacy
  • Immigration Law
  • Grandparents Rights

Divorce and Civil Partnership Dissolution

Our experienced solicitors can offer comprehensive advice at every stage of the divorce process, including completing Divorce Applications, facilitating discussions and agreements regarding finances and children, and obtaining a Final Order.

Couples who have been in a Civil Partnership for at least one year who wish to end it have the option to pursue a Civil Partnership dissolution. In England and Wales, this can be done on a 'no-fault' basis, much like a divorce. Seeking the support of our specialist Family Law Solicitors can help to make this process more straightforward.


For couples looking to live apart without formally dissolving a marriage, we can assist couples in drafting a Separation Agreement. This may outline the handling of, for example, division of assets, potential spousal support, and the living arrangements for any children.

Cohabitation Agreements

Unmarried couples living together lack legal and financial safeguards if their relationship ends, often leading to disputes over finances and assets.

A Cohabitation Agreement outlines the management of property, finances, and children in case the relationship concludes. By preparing this agreement, our solicitors can provide you with legal protection and a clear understanding of your rights and obligations.

Prenuptial Agreements

Entering into a marriage can be an exciting milestone, but it is important to understand the significant legal implications.

A Prenuptial Agreement serves the purpose of outlining the assets owned by each partner and establishing how these assets would be divided in the event of a future divorce. Our experienced team can provide valuable assistance in crafting a Prenuptial Agreement that aligns with your circumstances and needs.

Child Residence and Contact

Our experienced solicitors possess extensive expertise in all matters related to Child Law. We understand the significance of safeguarding your interests as well as those of your children, and we are committed to assisting you in finding the best solution for all.

At Dutton Gregory, we can help couples to apply for Child Arrangements Orders, as well as offer support with other matters related to Child Law, such as:

  • Prohibited Steps Orders
  • Specific Issue Orders
  • Grandparents’ rights
  • Parental Orders
  • Parental Responsibility Orders
  • Child Adoption Law

Domestic Abuse

Domestic violence is very distressing and seeking help can be challenging. It is important to access support as soon as you can. Our solicitors have a wealth of experience in dealing with these types of complex cases. Once we understand the nuances of your personal circumstances, we will be able to carefully guide you through the legal process, providing advice and support the entire way.

We can assist you in obtaining a Non-Molestation Order or an Occupation Order. Such measures are designed to provide necessary protection and help create a safer environment for you and your children. Our team will always remain sensitive to your cause.


Starting a family through surrogacy and IVF is a big commitment and there are legal aspects to consider. Our team is experienced in assisting with all related matters, such as making applications to Court, obtaining Parental Orders, interim arrangements, safeguarding surrogates and parents, international surrogacy matters, and both domestic and High Court proceedings.

Why choose us?

Legal issues surrounding family matters are delicate by nature, and therefore must be handled with great care.

Each family is unique, meaning there is no ‘one size fits all’ remedy to a dispute. That’s why our solicitors will always take the time to gain an understanding of your individual situation, your history and your objectives before getting to work on your case. That way, we can determine the best strategy towards achieving your desired outcome in a timely manner.

At Dutton Gregory, we believe our clients deserve the very best. No matter how complex your case, we will go above and beyond to find a solution that meets your requirements and allows you the peace of mind to start rebuilding.

Our Family Law department consists of specialists whose vast experience within the profession best equips them to deliver the tailored advice you need during this difficult time.

While we will always aim to resolve your disputes through constructive communication, we recognise that in certain circumstances, litigation is unavoidable. If cooperation is no longer an option, our solicitors will be by your side for strategic advice and representation throughout.

Family Resources in Bournemouth

Citizens Advice Bournemouth

If you are currently facing a family dispute regarding divorce, residence, finances or children, you may find it useful to make an appointment with your local citizens advice bureau for a general overview of your options. Please note that this advice is completely free and confidential, however, is only available on a one-off basis and cannot act as a replacement for a solicitor.

Courts in Bournemouth

Follow the above link to find details for courts and tribunals in your local area. If your issue has escalated beyond negotiation and you need legal support through court hearings, get in touch with our team for advice and representation.

Bournemouth Council

Visit the Bournemouth Council website for useful information regarding facilities in the local area, housing options, education and employment opportunities.

Get in touch with our Family Law Solicitors in Bournemouth

To arrange an initial consultation with our team, call us on 01202 315005, or fill in our quick enquiry form and we will be in touch as soon as we can.