Family Law

Our Family Law team specialise in all aspects of a family breakdown, especially when it involves complex financial and property matters and where children are concerned.

We always offer the highest quality of service to our clients during this potentially stressful time and aim to provide clear and practical advice for all situations.

We are here to help you

We understand that seeing a solicitor relating to the break-up of your marriage or relationship can be a difficult and daunting experience.

However, our friendly and expert Family Law team will be more than happy to meet you and answer any questions you may have.

What you can expect from our Family Law team


It is a fact of life that not all marriages or relationships are successful.  Sadly, one out of every two marriages today ends in divorce.

When your marriage breaks down you will need professional advice to help you through the process.

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Sadly, not all relationships or marriages are successful and there are many issues to consider especially if you have children.

When there are children, we will place them at the centre of our discussions as after all both of you are still their parents.

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Prenuptial Agreements

If you are looking to protect your financial interests prior to getting married, our Family Law team at Phillips can help you by creating a Prenuptial Agreement.

Sometimes known simply as a ‘prenup,’ they are becoming more popular as there are many good reasons to have one.

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Other Family Law services

At Phillips we provide a comprehensive range of Family Law services covering not only divorce and separation, but everything from prenuptial agreements, cohabitation agreements, civil partnerships and mediation services, as well as dealing with injunctions, domestic violence and international disputes.

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What Our Clients Say

Jane Royle, Basingstoke
"From the first meeting onwards I felt supported and guided through the huge range of emotions that came along with the divorce. Phillips gave me sound advice on many different matters regarding the divorce and I always felt my many questions were valued and dealt with no matter how small it was."
Mrs Adams, Reading
"Phillips worked incredibly hard to achieve a much more positive, sustainable future as well as financial security that would never have otherwise been achieved for me and my children. They have been solid and dependable and shown absolute integrity throughout. Phillips were direct and firm but at the same time kind and reassuring. They really cared and never lost sight of achieving fairness as well as financial security, and peace of mind, for my family, for which I will be forever grateful."
Mrs Coles, Basingstoke
"This was my first encounter with a law firm and I had little idea what to expect in the divorce process. Phillips listened, understood my situation and made the law completely accessible to me, whilst helping me to avoid my negotiations with my ex-husband becoming acrimonious. I really valued feeling 'part of the conversation', being given regular updates and not left wondering what was going on."
Geraldine Walker, Basingstoke
"I am so much happier and cannot believe I could ever be so happy after everything I went through - I am really very grateful to Phillips, for everything you have done for me and my daughter through helping me in my divorce."
Steve and Sharon George, Basingstoke
"Our solicitors was professional, knowledgeable and courteous at all times in his communication with us and during face-to-face meetings. He explained all options in a clear and concise manner and advised on the best course of action to take to achieve a positive outcome. We always felt that he had our best interests to the fore and had thoroughly studied all documents provided to him. He is a credit to Phillips Solicitors. Should we be in need of legal services in the future we would certainly not hesitate to contact Phillips."
Rob Sendall, Hook
"Phillips Solicitors and in particular the very capable senior partner Howard Gardener have provided me with an absolutely first class service. The advice was always clear, confident and unambiguous and the outcome was better than I could have hoped for. I shall enthusiastically recommend Howard in future and wish all at Phillips well. "
SF - Chineham
"I cannot praise our solicitor highly enough. He was been incredible in dealing with my case. From my first meeting he was very professional and highly personable; showing sensitivity and understanding whilst remaining totally focused on his legal role. He handled my case impeccably and I now recommend him to all my friends and family."
Mrs L, Basingstoke
"May I say that my statement is beautifully written. It’s just wonderful to have all my thoughts, hopes and fears put down so well on paper. Thank you very much Elizabeth for listening to me. We are very lucky to have you with us on this journey. "

Before We Meet

Clients often ask what they should bring to their first meeting with us. We want to reassure you that the most important thing is to bring yourselves and not to worry.

What To Bring With You