Divorce and Family Law

Issues surrounding relationships, divorce, separation and family are usually highly emotionally charged and disagreements and disputes can escalate quickly.

That’s when our team of approachable divorce and family law specialists really come into their own.

Hughes Paddison now have one of the largest family law departments in Gloucestershire, having built up a wealth of knowledge and, with specialists, we are able to help you with expert, insightful and jargon free legal advice relating to all types of relationship difficulties.

Offering clear and unbiased help and advice, we work quickly and effectively to achieve a resolution and minimise any trauma or distress caused by your situation.

When you deal with Hughes Paddison you can be assured you will be treated personably and professionally. Our clients tell us time and time again that they feel we have treated them as an individual and that we have worked with them to find a solution to suit their specific circumstances and needs.

When you contact us we will explain in clear and simple language the options available to you, the likely timescales and costs. We will keep you informed at every stage of the process.

We appreciate that when a relationship breaks down, particularly when children are involved, this can be stressful and a very upsetting time. Our experienced family team can be relied upon by you to be by your side throughout the process, ensuring the best possible outcome when it comes to disputes relating to children, property, assets or any other issues relevant on the breakdown of a relationship.

Within the team we have members of Resolution. Resolution promotes a code of conduct to be followed in family matters. The team at Hughes Paddison adopts a conciliatory approach whilst protecting our client's position and striving to reach a result which is fair.

The most common areas we provide advice to our family clients are:

Divorce and separation

Financial claims (to include pensions and businesses)

Protection of assets on separation

Pre Nuptial and Post Nuptial Agreements


Matters relating to children (including advising parents, persons with Parental Responsibility or Grandparents)

Domestic abuse.

We are specialists in dealing with all matters surrounding relationships and we can also assist with implementing and assisting with associated work required such as updating Wills, Conveyancing (in the event of a sale or transfer of property), and the restructuring of family businesses/transfer of shares.

The team offers a free of charge 30 minute introductory appointment to new clients of the firm. Please do not hesitate to contact us.