Our legal services in Sherburn in Elmet
Our Sherburn in Elmet solicitors offer a wide range of legal services for individuals and families in Leeds and throughout West Yorkshire, as well as further afield.
A divorce or civil partnership dissolution is one of the most challenging experiences anyone is likely to go through. Our expert team of divorce solicitors understand this and will offer empathetic, practical advice that helps you to deal with all the issues that arise during the course of a divorce, keeping conflict to a minimum wherever possible.
We have strong expertise in non-confrontational methods of family dispute resolution. This means we are able to help solve even the most contentious divorcees and separations, often without the needs for costly court proceedings.
Our divorce lawyers in Sherburn in Elmet can help you with a range of issues, including:
We have been accredited by the Law Society for our expertise in Family Law.
Disputes involving your family can be emotionally charged affairs, which is why it is important to resolve them in a way that does not threaten to disrupt important relationships.
Wherever possible, we aim to resolve family disputes without the need for court action. We achieve this by offering various alternative dispute resolution (ADR) methods for families that are going through difficult legal issues. This can allow you to achieve a quick resolution at a lower cost and with less potential for ongoing conflict.
Our alternative dispute resolution solicitors in Sherburn in Elmet are experts in:
An increasing number of couples are marrying later in life, or are remarrying, which means they have significant assets they want to protect in the event that they end up separating in the future. A pre-nuptial agreement, often referred to as a pre-nup, can help to define who owns what in a relationship and how assets will be divided.
Our pre-nuptial agreement solicitors can work alongside you to draft an agreement, as well as advise you if you have been given a pre-nup to sign by your partner.
We can assist with:
- Pre-nuptial agreements
- Post-nuptial agreements
- Pre-registration agreements for civil partnerships
- Cohabitation agreements
There are a number of unique issues that same-sex couples have to contend with, on top of the standard issues that any couple will have to face. With years of combined experience in same-sex family law issues, we can provide tailored advice on all associated issues.
Our same-sex family law solicitors in Sherburn in Elmet can help you with:
- Same-sex divorce
- Civil partnership dissolution
- Pre-nuptial agreements & pre-registration agreements
- Cohabitation agreements
- Wills for same-sex couples
Making sure that you have an up-to-date Will in place or having expert advice to deal with the estate of a family member who has recently passed away will help to give you and your loved ones some much needed reassurance.
Our Wills, probate and estate planning team in Sherburn in Elmet can you with a wide range of probate matters, ranging from drafting a Will from scratch to navigating potentially damaging probate disputes.
Our expertise includes:
We hold the Law Society accreditation for Wills & Inheritance Quality.
If you ever lose the capacity to manage your affairs in the future, for instance due to dementia or a brain injury, a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) can grant a trusted person the authority to make importance decisions on your behalf.
You can create an LPA at any time to cover issues regarding your health, welfare, finances and assets such as property.
Our Lasting Power of Attorney solicitors in Sherburn in Elmet have expertise in:
- Creating Lasting Powers of Attorney
- Registering LPAs and Enduring Powers of Attorney (EPAs)
- Advising attorneys
- LPA and EPA disputes
If your loved one has lost the capacity to make important decisions themselves, and they have not created an LPA, then it may be necessary to make a an application to the Court of Protection to become a deputy.
Becoming a Court of Protection deputy will allow you to make important decisions on a vulnerable person’s behalf, ensuring that you are able to protect their best interests.
Our Court of Protection solicitors in Sherburn in Elmet can assist with matters including:
- Applying to become a Court of Protection deputy
- Advising Court of Protection deputies
- Statutory Wills
- Deputyship disputes
For many people, buying or selling a home is likely to be one of the most significant transactions in their lifetime. That’s why it is vital to work with expert conveyancing solicitors who can make property transactions simple and reliable, allowing you to move with confidence.
Our conveyancing solicitors in Sherburn in Elmet can assist you with matters related to:
- Buying or selling a home
- Lease renewals and leasehold enfranchisement
- Transfer of Ownership
We are accredited by the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS).
Legal issues concerning commercial property can prove to be incredibly damaging for businesses. Our commercial conveyancing solicitors in Sherburn in Elmet provide pragmatic advice for a wide range of commercial property matters, allowing your business to protect its investment and achieve a solid return.
Our expertise includes:
- Commercial leases
- Property development
- Sale and purchase of business premises
- Property investment
- Commercial property dispute resolution
Legal resources for Sherburn in Elmet, Leeds
The local probate registry for Leeds and the surrounding area is located at York House in central Leeds.
This court is based at The Courthouse on Oxford Row in central Leeds, near to Leeds Town Hall. It hears cases related to various issues, including divorce, children, adoption and domestic violence.
Based at the Westminster Buildings in central Leeds, the local citizens advice service offers free, impartial and confidential guidance and can make a good starting point for basic information on a range of issues.