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    Understanding and always within reach, we are the family friends you can rely on in any circumstance.

    Family Law Solicitors

    Whether you are thinking of moving in with or marrying a partner, your relationship has broken down (whether you are married or in a civil partnership or not) or you have a dispute relating to your children, we can provide you the advice and support you require to protect your interests and those of your loved ones.

    As one of the largest family law practices in the South West, our specialist family law solicitors will provide expert advice individually tailored to your needs, whether you require a cohabitation or prenuptial agreement, a divorce or civil partnership dissolution, if you wish to protect or recover assets in the event of a separation, or you seek a Court Order in respect of your children.

    We understand that nothing is more important than family and that decisions involving your loved ones are often difficult and emotional to make. We work hard to minimise the hurt, disruption and expense you and your family face when resolving these issues and believe that the involvement of the Court should only ever be a last resort.

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    We are award-nominated and industry-recognised family law advisors renowned for our professionalism, sensitivity and client-focused approach. Chambers UK describes Porter Dodson as ‘a firm that you know are going to be sensible, pragmatic and take a cost-effective approach’, handling ‘a variety of high net worth matrimonial and children law matters’ and as having ‘considerable expertise in alternative forms of dispute resolution', including collaboration. The Family team has been recommended in the Legal 500 Directory since 2013.

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    We understand that nothing is more important than family and that decisions involving your loved ones are often difficult and emotional to make.

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    Clear, concise, constructive information and advice. Felt in ‘safe, knowledgeable hands’. Cathryn Smith was very understanding of the difficult circumstances I found myself in.

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    Bev Rockliff was brilliant and supportive. She was clear from the outset regarding the costs.

    Ms D

    Excellent service from Lisa Payne and Rosemary Sainsbury in the office at Sturminster Newton. Both are a credit to your company and should be praised.

    Mr B

    My case was handled in a professional manner and I would strongly recommend you to friends and family.

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