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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 or you have a dispute relating to your children, we can provide you with the advice and support you require to protect your interests and those of your loved ones.

    We understand that nothing is more important than family. Our family lawyers work hard to minimise the hurt, disruption and expense you and your family face when resolving any issues involving your loved ones. We believe that the involvement of the court should ideally be a last resort.

    How we can help you

    Our specialist family law solicitors will provide expert legal advice individually tailored to your needs on all aspects of family law:

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    Our experience

    Our Family Law Team is one of the largest in the South West. We are based in Bridport, Dorchester, Poundbury, Sherborne, Sturminster Newton, Taunton, Wellington and Yeovil. We are award-nominated and industry-recognised family solicitors renowned for our professionalism, sensitivity and client-focused approach.

    The team and partners are recognised in independent legal directories.

    Chambers UK has described the team as:

    Broad practice encompassing financial remedy and private child law issues. Often acts for high net worth individuals, and is skilled at helping clients through a range of alternative dispute resolution processes. Well equipped to advise on public law children matters.

    They work hard to ensure clients feel heard and respected.

    The Family Law Team has been recommended in the Legal 500 since 2013 and has been described as being:

    ‘Well respected for its family law practice’, which covers traditional areas of family practice and niche fertility and parenting services. Areas of strength include high-end matrimonial finances and complex Children Act proceedings, and the firm brings ‘a huge body of experience and expertise’.

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    Our family lawyers work hard to minimise the hurt, disruption and expense you and your family face when resolving issues.

    Very professional service provided by Richard Baker and his team. Will most definitely recommend Porter Dodson and Richard in the future.

    Mr B

    Everything was explained and questions were answered. Lucy was excellent and we were so pleased, we are coming back to do our wills.

    Mrs N

    Very friendly and helpful. The money was well spent on what I wanted doing by efficient staff. Outstanding law firm in my view.

    Mr N

    Not an easy time for me but Lisa Payne just made it lots better, she really needs a lot of praise. Big thank you to you Lisa.

    Mr N

    Richard is honest in his description of the divorce proceedings. His work was exceptional at all times. Thank you.

    Mr Stokes

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