Changing your Relationship Status


The start of the year is often a time of reflection when many people decide to make changes and address problems in their personal relationships.Whether you are thinking about ending your marriage, dissolving your civil partnership, need a prenuptial agreement or a cohabitation agreement, the family law team at Pinney Talfourd are here to help.​

Trusted adviceCatherine Polli, a Partner and family law solicitor at Pinney Talfourd in Essex, understands that it can be very difficult to make decisions about your relationships especially when it affects your children and your future financial stability. “It’s at precisely this time that you need advice you can rely on from someone you can trust,” says Catherine.

To help you get advice when you need it most, Pinney Talfourd’s family law department are available for a confidential discussion about your situation. Our highly experienced family lawyers will outline your options based on your particular circumstances and provide an indication of the likely costs if you decide to go ahead with an agreed course of action.

At Pinney Talfourd, we offer many different ways of dealing with family law issues. Where possible we will explore ways of maintaining good communication between couples, which can be especially important if there are children involved.

Mediation is potentially an excellent option for most clients.


​Mediation aims to put you in control of negotiations, and empower you to make decisions together. You will still have access to independent legal advice throughout. Mediation is particularly suitable for:

  • working out the terms of a trial separation
  • dividing assets upon divorce
  • deciding upon arrangements for children
  • agreeing the terms of a prenuptial or post-nuptial agreement
  • creating a cohabitation agreement

If mediation is not suitable for you, our highly experienced lawyers offer excellent advice and representation in court proceedings.
Pinney Talfourd offers a free half hour consultation for all new enquiries to answer your initial questions and help you start to plan your next steps.3

More information

​For a confidential discussion on any family law problem, make an appointment to see one of our specialist family lawyers at any of our offices in BrentwoodHornchurchUpminster or at our meeting rooms at Canary Wharf or Leigh-on-Sea.Simply call 01708 229444 or click here to find out more about the Family Law Department.

​This article was written by Kiren Dhillon, Senior Associate in the Family Team at Pinney Talfourd LLP Solicitors. The contents of this article are for the purposes of general awareness only. They do not purport to constitute legal or professional advice. Specific legal advice should be taken on each individual matter. This article is based on the law as of January 2020.


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