When a legal matter involves your family, you need to balance the rights and wrongs of the situation against what is best for you and your loved ones. Sympathetic, practical advice from seasoned legal experts can make dealing with family law matters much simpler and less stressful, while giving you the best chance of a positive outcome for everyone involved.

At Stephen Rimmer, our highly experienced family lawyers work with a wide range of clients in Eastbourne and across East Sussex. Offering a high level of expertise in both straightforward and more complex family law matters, we can provide a tailored approach to match your priorities and concerns.

How we can help you and your family

Our family law solicitors offer a sympathetic ear and constructive advice and guidance on matters including:

Why choose our family law solicitors?

Our family solicitors are accredited by the Law Society for Family Mediation and Children Law. We have very high customer satisfaction rates, with a large percentage of our new business coming via recommendations from current and former clients.

Our team includes several members of Resolution, an association of over 5,000 family lawyers committed to promoting a non-confrontational approach to family law. Whilst our solicitors will always be firm in protecting your interests, when required the Resolution code of practice does assist in resolving matters in a constructive and cost effective way.

Book a free 30-minute consultation with our family law solicitors in Eastbourne and Hastings

We offer a free, no obligation 30-minute chat with one of our specialist family lawyers to all new clients.

To arrange your initial consultation, you can:

Our family law services

Divorce advice

Going through a divorce can be very tough on you and your loved ones. Our friendly, experienced divorce solicitors can make things easier by providing clear, realistic advice on what to expect and expert guidance through every part of the divorce process.

Find out more about our divorce advice services.

Divorce financial settlements

When getting divorced or separating, it is essential to get a fair financial settlement that meets your needs and those of any dependants you have. While your personal and financial situation might seem complex, our family law team can offer a constructive approach that means it is usually possible to agree a good settlement amicably, without the need for court proceedings.

Find out more about our divorce financial settlements services.

Child arrangements

If you are going through a divorce or separation and have children, making arrangements for them is likely to be your top priority. It is usually in your children’s best interests to keep the relationship between you and your former partner amicable, so avoiding court proceedings is normally preferable. Our family lawyers are highly experienced in options such as family mediation, allowing us to agree arrangements for children voluntarily in most cases.

Find out more about our child arrangements services.

Social Services

If Social Services become involved regarding a child, it can be very worrying and distressing. It is very important that you seek legal advice at an early stage by contacting experienced child care lawyers. Our family law solicitors represent parents, children, grandparents and others in disputes with Social Services. We have a number of very experienced lawyers who are able to offer specialised legal advice in Eastbourne, Hastings or the surrounding area.

Pre-nuptial, post-nuptial & cohabitation agreements

If you are planning to marry, enter into a civil partnership, buy property or live together, you should consider entering into a cohabitation agreement, pre-nuptial agreement, post-nuptial agreement or Declaration of Trust. These agreements will set out what you both agree should happen in the event of a separation or other issues

Our family law solicitors are ready to advise you to determine the grounds of these agreements providing practical assistance in securing the appropriate agreement to ensure that in future years very substantial legal costs, emotional distress and time may not be lost should a dispute arise as to what should happen to your assets. 

Family Mediation

Our family lawyers include trained mediators who can provide an alternative to court proceedings for resolving family law disputes.

Family mediation is a service that helps couples deal with any or all of the questions relating to their separation or divorce in a thoughtful and co-operative way. If you and your partner are facing separation or divorce you will want arrangements for the future to be fair and workable. In all cases, particularly if children are involved, it is important that an agreement is reached with the minimum of conflict and distress.

Domestic Violence

Our family lawyers are very experienced in dealing with issues of domestic abuse and domestic violence and have working relationships with a number of local domestic abuse support organisations in Eastbourne and Hastings.

Our flexible family law pricing

You deserve high quality legal advice for a fair price, so we work hard to keep our pricing competitive while maintaining the very best standards of legal advice and client service.

We are able to offer fixed fees for many types of family law work, where a price will be agreed in advance for handling a specific matter. Where this is not possible, we will tell you the hourly rates charged by everyone we expect to work on your case and give a realistic estimate of your likely overall costs.

Find out more about our hourly rates and the way we charge for our work.

Speak to our family law solicitors in Eastbourne and Hastings

From our offices in Eastbourne and Hastings, our family law solicitors work with clients all across East Sussex, including in Hastings, Bexhill-on-Sea, Hailsham, Polegate, Battle, Pevensey and St Leonards-on-Sea.

To arrange a free, no obligation 30-minute interview with our team, you can:

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