Expert Family Law Solicitors

As one of Brighton’s oldest established firm of Solicitors, we have been serving the people of Sussex for generations. Our expert family law team are experienced in helping families through a range of issues including children, cohabitation, civil partnerships and marriage, divorce and separation.

“The whole team have been amazing helping me with my divorce… kind, courteous , friendly and extremely professional”

Family Law Services


If the time has come for a divorce, you want it to be sorted as soon as possible, as fairly as possible, and with minimum stress and emotion. We’re experienced at making this happen and ensuring you receive the very best family law advice at this difficult time. Find out more about Divorce.

Separation agreements

Separations are sometimes the best thing for your family – and even if you don’t divorce, it allows both parties to continue with their life. A separation agreement sets out exactly how the separation will be conducted, how financial matters will be organised, who will take care of any children and where they will live. It also gives you the freedom to decide if and how much you will support your former partner in a fair and balanced way. Find out more about Separation Agreements.


Family or relationship breakdowns often involve children. Issues may arise around which parent a child will live with, when they will have contact with their non-residential parent, and decisions such as where your child will go to school. Our family solicitors regularly deal with these types of matters and can explain how best to manage them.


If you live with someone, but are not married, it is a good idea to consider a cohabitation agreement. This is an especially good idea if you own a property together or have children – it will provide a solid legal grounding should the relationship dissolve.

Pre-nuptial agreements

A pre-nuptial agreement is a responsible decision to ensure both parties know where they stand and what they’re entitled to in case the worst happens and you divorce. It is decided by you and your partner in advance, and will help to eliminate arguments later down the line. Find out more about Pre-Nuptial Agreements.

What our clients say about us

“Amelia has been guiding me through my case from inception. I’m sure if it wasn’t for her guidance and reassuring manor I would not be where I am today. She is always available and gives you the real personal feel. She has treated my case as if it were her own and I will be forever grateful to her. Her technical law knowledge is also second to none. ”

“Burt Brill(iant) & Cardens…fantastic from start to finish, extremely professional, knowledgeable, competent and reassuring. We couldn’t have wished for a better service.”

“ From initial meeting to the end of the case Amelia been fantastic. She was very organised, knowledgeable and very professional at every step. I have been informed about everything and received regular updates. Each time I visit the office everyone was very helpful and had smiles on their faces.”

“It has been a very stressful time recently during my divorce and financial settlement, but the way I’ve been treated and advised by their Solicitor, has been overwhelmingly satisfying. I’ve been in good hands every step of the way, but it’s the friendly human attitude that makes them different amongst the rest and that’s a calming and reassuring feeling.”


Need a Brighton Family Lawyer?

To chat to our friendly legal team today, call 01273 604 123 or email

Alternative meetings via Skype or Facetime