How can family law help with relationship issues?

Family law covers a wide and diverse range of issues, which broadly divide into three main categories – relationships, children, and finances. In the first part of a three-part series, we look at how family law can help with relationship issues.


Dealing with the emotional trauma of divorce while trying to unpick your shared assets and property can be overwhelming, and much of the legal work in a family law practice involves helping divorcing couples to separate as amicably as possible.

It’s important to fully understand the law relating to your individual situation before you commit to any course of action, so we always advise people to seek early legal advice. An experienced family lawyer can talk you through your options and offer legal, practical, and emotional support to help you through the process.

At Tisshaws, all our family lawyers are members of Resolution and are committed to resolving issues arising from family breakdown without the cost, time, and stress of going to court. To achieve this, we use alternative dispute resolution methods including mediation, collaborative law, and arbitration.


There is a myth that couples who live together without tying the knot have the same rights as married couples. This is not the case and cohabiting couples have little protection under English law if the relationship breaks down. A family lawyer can advise couples on this and help to draw up a cohabitation agreement to protect each other if the relationship ends.

Domestic violence and abuse

For anyone dealing with domestic violence and abuse, it is vital to seek professional help. A family lawyer can help by issuing a Non-Molestation Order or an Occupation Order to help keep family members safe. Equally, if you have been served with one of these orders, a family lawyer can help you to protect your rights.



At Tisshaws, we are a specialist team who only work in family law, so when you appoint us, you know that you will have highly experienced lawyers with the breadth of knowledge to find the right solutions specifically for you and your family.

We are proud of our reputation for putting client service above costs and always go above and beyond for our clients. Family breakdown is devastating – you will find us warm, approachable, responsive, and readily available to help you.

If you are struggling with the impact of divorce and separation, cohabitation issues, domestic violence or abuse, we offer a no obligation initial consultation for a fixed fee of £100 (incl. VAT), for up to one hour. At this meeting, we can advise you on all the issues relating to your personal circumstances, allowing you to make informed decisions moving forward.

To book an appointment please call 01444 472700, email us at or complete the form below.

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