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CAROL GRUNDELL FAMILY LAW

MAKING THE LEGAL PROCESS EASY AND AFFORDABLE

Having practised as a solicitor specialising in family law for 20 years I have a wealth of knowledge to pass on to you as a McKenzie Friend and non-practising solicitor. If you have a family issue such as divorce, finances, or children, I will work with you to find out what is important to you at both this moment in time and in the future. At our first meeting we can jointly decide how quickly you want things to move along, how much it will cost, and how much assistance you require. Once we have established your objectives and goals, together we will develop a strategy, discuss all the options, and get the process started straight away.

You remain in control of your case and the costs, yet are supported throughout, secure in the knowledge that we have your best interests at heart.

I am a member of The Society of Professional McKenzie Friends (this body is governed by a code of conduct and complaints procedure) and am an Affiliate Member of Resolution. I am also covered by professional indemnity insurance.

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Carol Grundell

I am a recognised and trusted advisor having practised as a family solicitor for 20 years and a Partner in two of the largest law firms in the country (DWF LLP and Irwin Mitchell LLP). I am named in the 2010 to 2016 editions of Chambers & Partners and the Legal 500 which both list the best lawyers in the country.

I now work as a professional McKenzie Friend so that I can offer my services at rates affordable to most.


SERVICES

ISSUES I HAVE HELPED CLIENTS WITH
  • DIVORCE

    FIXED FEE DIVORCE

    There is only one ground for divorce and that is that the marriage has irretrievably broken down. To prove this you have to rely on one of the following:

    Adultery
    Unreasonable Behaviour
    2 years’ separation with consent of both parties
    Desertion for a period of at least 2 years
    5 years’ separation without consent of the other party

    Timescale – 4 to 6 months

  • FINANCES & PROPERTY

    FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

    What happens to the family home?
    Maintenance – how much and for how long?
    What happens to Pensions, Business assets and any Inheritance
    What to do with joint assets/bank accounts
    Is it necessary to start divorce proceedings in order to reach a financial agreement

  • CHILDREN

    COMMON QUESTIONS

    What is parental responsibility?
    Where my child will live?
    What are my visitation rights/contact rights?
    Which school is my child(ren) going to go to?
    I want to move to another area of the country with my children, can I do this?
    Do grandparents have any rights?
    When does child maintenance stop?
    How much child maintenance should I pay/receive?
    My ex is stopping me seeing my children what can i do?

  • UNMARRIED COUPLES

    COMMON LAW MARRIAGE DOES NOT EXIST

    Protecting assets brought into the relationship
    Cohabitation Agreements
    Trusts
    Parental Responsibility
    What will happen to your children
    Do you have a financial claim against your ex?
    Could you be forced to leave the family home?
    Your house is in your partner’s name.
    Do you have any rights to it?
    What happens to the house if your partner dies?
    Are you entitled to any maintenance?

  • NEW RELATIONSHIPS

    PROTECTING YOUR ASSETS

    You are about to get married, do you need a Pre-Nuptial or Pre-Marital Agreement?
    You are about to move in with your partner, do you need a Cohabitation Agreement?
    You are about to buy a house with your partner and will be paying more of the deposit than he/she. Can you protect this?
    You are about to ask your partner to move into your house, does this give them any rights to your property?

  • CHILD MAINTENANCE

    PUTTING YOUR CHILDREN FIRST

    It is important that children receive the care and maintenance that they require. Typically the non-resident parent is expected to pay the resident parent a regular amount of money to cover costs such as housing, food, clothing and school costs. If you can sort it out yourselves you don’t need to go to court or The Government’s Statutory Child Maintenance Service.

    You can still visit the website www.gov.uk and calculate the amount of maintenance to be paid as a guideline.

Testimonials

What my happy clients say
Vicky

East Yorkshire

“Having had a bad experience with a solicitor originally handling my financial settlement following divorce, and at a very emotional time, I was recommended to Carol. Carol quickly and effectively resolved the situation and took me from feeling exposed and vulnerable to having the confidence to represent myself at a final hearing. She was brilliant”

Richard

West Yorkshire

“Having been married for 23 years, the thought of getting divorced was a particular challenge, unexpected and a walk into the unknown. It was made more complex due to me being a major shareholder in a £15m business and having various properties, none of which I wanted to disrupt through the process. Carol provided me with straight-talking, professional and supportive advice that helped me negotiate a suitable path and avoid any major conflict with my wife”

Georgiana

West Yorkshire

“Truly excellent. Carol manages to combine both a friendly and helpful manner with being thoroughly efficient and straightforward. She is extremely good at explaining complex legal points in an easy to understand manner”