Family & Relationship Breakdown Legal Advice

Family & Relationship Breakdown Legal Advice

If you are encountering relationship difficulties, considering separation, or looking to protect your future interests, our friendly and experienced team can provide full information about your options.

Relationship breakdown and separation is often an extremely difficult and painful time in your life. You can rely on our team to give you expert and trusted advice, providing assistance and support in a manner that is always professional and is tailored to your specific needs.

Whether you are planning for the future or dealing with the unexpected, we are here to help you.

 

Family mediation  

In these challenging times, the team has put provisions in place to continue to offer a full family mediation service. 

Being mindful of social distancing, we are to offer telephone/video MIAMs and video call mediation meetings to our family mediation clients and are fully resourced to enable us to continue to provide a full range or support and services. We understand that it may be difficult for some clients to access online services and we will continue to do our best to work with them to find a workable solution. 

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Testimonials

  • "His understanding of the situation and communication skills are phenomenal."

    Chambers UK 2022
  • "Richard Hoare is an excellent solicitor."

    Chambers UK 2022
  • "Richard Hoare is a vastly experienced and knowledgeable solicitor who expertly guides his clients through the difficult waters of family law. He gives robust and sensible advice when needed, often steering them away from unnecessary and unhelpful points, but also actively listens and responds to their hopes and concerns."

    Legal 500 2022
  • "Andrew Jackson is a highly professional, efficient, and effective set who provide their clients with a gold standard service. Importantly, they are approachable, considerate of their clients."

    Legal 500 2022
  • "Oliver Hall is a standout practitioner at Andrew Jackson, in particular with regards to his financial remedy practice. He is exceptionally personable and in command of his practice area. Those characteristics taken together with his experience, means that he is able to provide very sensible advice that client’s find easy to digest."

    Legal 500 2022
  • "Debbie Gibbons is extremely genuine, very down-to-earth and extremely easy to get along with. The advice offered by Debbie is always honest and I have never been offered false expectations, this is something that I feel sets her aside from other local competitors in the area. She is not afraid to tell myself if she thinks that something would not be beneficial to either myself or my case."

    Legal 500 2022
  • "Oliver Hall always takes time to listen and understand his client. Always sympathetic, but keeps a professional head on at all times"

    Legal 500 2022
  • "A vastly experienced and knowledgeable solicitor who expertly guides his clients through the difficult waters of family law."

    Chambers UK 2022
  • "On what was a difficult divorce, going with Andrew Jackson Solicitors was the best decision I made,"

    Chambers UK 2022
  • "The firm has the best interests of its clients at heart and strives to get them the best possible outcome. The team is extremely hard-working and every effort is always made to ensure a very high level of service and advice."

    Chambers UK 2022
  • "Thanks again for all of your help and support, you and your team have been fab"

    Private Client
  • "Oliver Hall is the most patient, diplomatic, empathetic, yet effective lawyer I have ever dealt with. He took the pressure of a very intense, difficult and quite scary situation off me and helped me to understand the key points and not to get caught up in the emotions of it all. He has the ability to disarm aggressive people through his calm, thoughtful responses. He explained to me very clearly what all of my options were and the pro’s and con’s of each of them.

    He was supportive of my situation but was also firm with me when he needed to be, usually when I was getting dragged into the emotional drama these situations generate. He managed to obtain the best possible outcome for me and my daughter and this has made both of our lives immeasurably better."

    Legal 500 2021
  • "In the past I have dealt with departments of legal practices and they are very independent of each other. Andrew Jackson Solicitors are different, their departments work effectively together and the whole practice is very cohesive. Their correspondence is clear, but friendly. Every person I have dealt with at the practice has been approachable and straight-forward to work with. Apart from that, they get very good results and their pricing is fair and transparent."

    Legal 500 2021
  • "Richard Hoare is a very good financial family lawyer who has a knowledge and command of tax and financial accounting issues which sets him apart from many other family lawyers. He is very authoritative but takes a sensible and pragmatic approach to cases – not litigating unnecessarily and seeking to find a settled agreement where possible."

    Legal 500 2021
  • "The Family Team at Andrew Jackson are very united and appear to work closely with each other. They are led by Richard Hoare and every member delivers the high standard of service that Richard himself delivers as a lawyer. The firm itself has a high profile locally and engages in local initiatives and community events. The Family Team are well respected by the local legal profession and other professionals in the local area.
    They offer a wide range of family law services from legal to mediation to collaborative law and arbitration which demonstrates their commitment to serving the local community in need of help with family law issues."

    Legal 500 2021
  • "Professional and efficient client communications; rapid and constructive responses. Clear signposting of procedures and processes. Anticipation of wider implications and suggestions for provision of appropriate support (e.g. wills, investments, taxes etc.)."

    Legal 500 2021
  • "experienced, sensible and pragmatic."

    Chambers UK 2021
  • "the service levels are exceptional," adding: "Their responsiveness was impeccable and they understood me and what I wanted from the process."

    Chambers UK 2021
  • “I would like to say a very grateful thank you to Andrew Jackson Solicitors LLP for handling so many of my affairs, which over the years cover quite [a range of areas] such as Employment Law, Real Estate, Family & Relationship Breakdown, Disputed Will and making a Will”

  • "I would like to say thank you for all the help and support, you have given me throughout my divorce. Thank you for always being there for me, it is much appreciated and I will always be grateful. I can't thank you enough for everything you have done for me." 

    Private Client
  • “The family law practice at Andrew Jackson Solicitors LLP is the 'firm of choice for this type of work in East Yorkshire'.”

    Legal 500 2018/19
  • “Professional, friendly, caring and supportive. They treat you as an individual and are quick to respond.”

    Chambers 2019
  • "Thank you to the team for successfully concluding the divorce for me and your thorough and prompt representation throughout. I will happily recommend Andrew Jackson where possible."

    Private Client
  • "You have done an amazing job throughout this case"

    Private Client
  • "Excellent, help and support – very very helpful from reception staff to legal staff. Would recommend you to all my friends – excellent service."

    Private Client
  • "I'd heard so many divorce and solicitor horror stories, which now I can dismiss. I will strongly recommend you and your firm to anyone I speak to. Thank you for your practical, sensible advice, support and super-efficient, no nonsense dealing of my case."

    Private Client
  • "All members of staff were extremely helpful and understanding of my personal circumstances – very supportive in both professional and personal ways. Thank you."

    Private Client
  • "Thank you, I really can't express how grateful to you for all of your efforts with my divorce. It has been one of the most draining and scary experiences of my life and you have made the process seem manageable along with being so patient with me every step of the way."

    Private Client

Key Contacts

Richard Hoare
Partner

Richard Hoare

Oliver Hall
Partner

Oliver Hall

Lucy Walther
Trainee Solicitor

Lucy Walther

Emma Dransfield
Paralegal

Emma Dransfield

Debbie Gibbons
Senior Paralegal

Debbie Gibbons

News & Events

News

Andrew Jackson Solicitors named as one of eprivateclient's Top Family Law Firms 2021

We are delighted to share the news that Andrew Jackson continues to be recognised as being among the top family law firms in the UK by eprivateclient, a leading UK website and news service for private client professionals including lawyers, accountants, trustees and IFAs. Publication of eprivateclient's guide to …

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Family Lawyer Gains Mediation Accreditation

We are delighted to announce that Oliver Hall, a partner in our family team in York, has recently been awarded accreditation from the Family Mediation Council (FMC), having successfully passed the mediation foundation training and subsequent accreditation process. Oliver is one of four accredited family lawyers within our specialist mediation …

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Family law services boosted by complementary skills

The Family team at Andrew Jackson Solicitors LLP recognise the benefits that complementary skills can bring to their work. Sally-Anne Neal, who is an Associate in the family team, completed Level 3 in Counselling Skills in June 2018 and will start Level 4 later in the year. Sally said: "…

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Nicaraguan Sabbatical: Welcome back, Sally-Anne Neal

In January 2018, the family department of Andrew Jackson Solicitors LLP welcomed Associate and Mediator Sally-Anne Neal back to the team after she spent 4 months on sabbatical in Nicaragua, volunteering as a project manager with Raleigh International, a charity which works on sustainable development in developing countries and …

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Articles

Divorce: A changing landscape in financial remedy proceedings

Divorce: A changing landscape in financial remedy proceedings

It is possible we are on the cusp of the most radical changes to divorce and the resolution of associated financial issues we have seen for many years. There is a drive to simplify the procedure, reduce costs and in turn help parties move on with their lives. For the …

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Covid-19: Top Questions 03.07.2020

Covid-19: Top Questions 03.07.2020

In these challenging times, our teams have been receiving a high volume of queries from clients on the effect of the pandemic on family mediation. To help our clients, Adele Wilkinson, partner in our Family Solutions team has collated some of her most frequently asked questions on this matter, with …

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Covid-19: Top Questions 29.5.2020

Covid-19: Top Questions 29.5.2020

In these challenging times, our teams have been receiving a high volume of queries from family law clients about the impact of Covid-19 on challenging issues such as relationship breakdown, financial negotiations and childcare. To help our clients with their enquiries, Oliver Hall, partner in our Family team, has …

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Covid-19: The Business View - An overview from Philip Ashworth

Covid-19: The Business View - An overview from Philip Ashworth

Businesses want to know how the latest issues are going to affect their business, not what the law says... This is the informed response from Philp Ashworth when asked what businesses need from their professional advisors in these challenging times, with new guidance emerging day by day. In addition to …

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Mixed-sex couples and civil partnerships

Mixed-sex couples and civil partnerships

Mixed-sex couples who want to make a public commitment but who don’t want to enter into marriage arrangements now have another option open to them. New legislation, which came into force on 31 December 2019, has paved the way for them to enter into a civil partnership. Since …

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Family law update: Do Prenuptial Agreements Work?

Family law update: Do Prenuptial Agreements Work?

One of the questions most frequently asked of members of our Family team is:  do prenuptial agreements work? Although many people deem prenuptial (or premarital agreements as they’re also known) to be anti-romantic, a combination of factors has seen a rise in the number of people either wanting …

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Major changes to family law: No Fault Divorce

Major changes to family law: No Fault Divorce

The Government has recently announced its intention to introduce new legislation which will remove the need for divorce to be fault based. The current legislation relating to divorce in England & Wales means that anyone seeking to divorce must either rely on a fault based petition, namely unreasonable behaviour, adultery …

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Major changes to divorce law and probate fees planned

Major changes to divorce law and probate fees planned

With two key changes on the horizon concerning divorce law and probate fees, Richard Hoare, head of private client services, considers how they might affect you and your family. Currently, couples who wish to divorce are required to either live apart for at least two years, or one must blame …

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Family arbitration - resolving dispute without the court process

Arbitration is an increasingly popular means of sorting out the financial aspects of divorce swiftly, without undue acrimony and at relatively low cost. It is an alternative to the court process and involves the parties appointing their own, private adjudicator, who can adopt a much more flexible approach to the …

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    "His understanding of the situation and communication skills are phenomenal."

    Chambers UK 2022

    "Richard Hoare is an excellent solicitor."

    Chambers UK 2022

    "Richard Hoare is a vastly experienced and knowledgeable solicitor who expertly guides his clients through the difficult waters of family law. He gives robust and sensible advice when needed, often steering them away from unnecessary and unhelpful points, but also actively listens and responds to their hopes and concerns."

    Legal 500 2022

    "Andrew Jackson is a highly professional, efficient, and effective set who provide their clients with a gold standard service. Importantly, they are approachable, considerate of their clients."

    Legal 500 2022

    "Oliver Hall is a standout practitioner at Andrew Jackson, in particular with regards to his financial remedy practice. He is exceptionally personable and in command of his practice area. Those characteristics taken together with his experience, means that he is able to provide very sensible advice that client’s find easy to digest."

    Legal 500 2022

    "Debbie Gibbons is extremely genuine, very down-to-earth and extremely easy to get along with. The advice offered by Debbie is always honest and I have never been offered false expectations, this is something that I feel sets her aside from other local competitors in the area. She is not afraid to tell myself if she thinks that something would not be beneficial to either myself or my case."

    Legal 500 2022

    "Oliver Hall always takes time to listen and understand his client. Always sympathetic, but keeps a professional head on at all times"

    Legal 500 2022

    "A vastly experienced and knowledgeable solicitor who expertly guides his clients through the difficult waters of family law."

    Chambers UK 2022

    "On what was a difficult divorce, going with Andrew Jackson Solicitors was the best decision I made,"

    Chambers UK 2022

    "The firm has the best interests of its clients at heart and strives to get them the best possible outcome. The team is extremely hard-working and every effort is always made to ensure a very high level of service and advice."

    Chambers UK 2022

    "Thanks again for all of your help and support, you and your team have been fab"

    Private Client

    "Oliver Hall is the most patient, diplomatic, empathetic, yet effective lawyer I have ever dealt with. He took the pressure of a very intense, difficult and quite scary situation off me and helped me to understand the key points and not to get caught up in the emotions of it all. He has the ability to disarm aggressive people through his calm, thoughtful responses. He explained to me very clearly what all of my options were and the pro’s and con’s of each of them.

    He was supportive of my situation but was also firm with me when he needed to be, usually when I was getting dragged into the emotional drama these situations generate. He managed to obtain the best possible outcome for me and my daughter and this has made both of our lives immeasurably better."

    Legal 500 2021

    "In the past I have dealt with departments of legal practices and they are very independent of each other. Andrew Jackson Solicitors are different, their departments work effectively together and the whole practice is very cohesive. Their correspondence is clear, but friendly. Every person I have dealt with at the practice has been approachable and straight-forward to work with. Apart from that, they get very good results and their pricing is fair and transparent."

    Legal 500 2021

    "Richard Hoare is a very good financial family lawyer who has a knowledge and command of tax and financial accounting issues which sets him apart from many other family lawyers. He is very authoritative but takes a sensible and pragmatic approach to cases – not litigating unnecessarily and seeking to find a settled agreement where possible."

    Legal 500 2021

    "The Family Team at Andrew Jackson are very united and appear to work closely with each other. They are led by Richard Hoare and every member delivers the high standard of service that Richard himself delivers as a lawyer. The firm itself has a high profile locally and engages in local initiatives and community events. The Family Team are well respected by the local legal profession and other professionals in the local area.
    They offer a wide range of family law services from legal to mediation to collaborative law and arbitration which demonstrates their commitment to serving the local community in need of help with family law issues."

    Legal 500 2021

    "Professional and efficient client communications; rapid and constructive responses. Clear signposting of procedures and processes. Anticipation of wider implications and suggestions for provision of appropriate support (e.g. wills, investments, taxes etc.)."

    Legal 500 2021

    "experienced, sensible and pragmatic."

    Chambers UK 2021

    "the service levels are exceptional," adding: "Their responsiveness was impeccable and they understood me and what I wanted from the process."

    Chambers UK 2021

    “I would like to say a very grateful thank you to Andrew Jackson Solicitors LLP for handling so many of my affairs, which over the years cover quite [a range of areas] such as Employment Law, Real Estate, Family & Relationship Breakdown, Disputed Will and making a Will”

    "I would like to say thank you for all the help and support, you have given me throughout my divorce. Thank you for always being there for me, it is much appreciated and I will always be grateful. I can't thank you enough for everything you have done for me." 

    Private Client

    “The family law practice at Andrew Jackson Solicitors LLP is the 'firm of choice for this type of work in East Yorkshire'.”

    Legal 500 2018/19

    “Professional, friendly, caring and supportive. They treat you as an individual and are quick to respond.”

    Chambers 2019

    "Thank you to the team for successfully concluding the divorce for me and your thorough and prompt representation throughout. I will happily recommend Andrew Jackson where possible."

    Private Client

    "You have done an amazing job throughout this case"

    Private Client

    "Excellent, help and support – very very helpful from reception staff to legal staff. Would recommend you to all my friends – excellent service."

    Private Client

    "I'd heard so many divorce and solicitor horror stories, which now I can dismiss. I will strongly recommend you and your firm to anyone I speak to. Thank you for your practical, sensible advice, support and super-efficient, no nonsense dealing of my case."

    Private Client

    "All members of staff were extremely helpful and understanding of my personal circumstances – very supportive in both professional and personal ways. Thank you."

    Private Client

    "Thank you, I really can't express how grateful to you for all of your efforts with my divorce. It has been one of the most draining and scary experiences of my life and you have made the process seem manageable along with being so patient with me every step of the way."

    Private Client

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