Family law encompasses divorce, adoption, wardship, child abduction and parental responsibility. It can either be public law or private law. Family law cases are heard in both county courts and family proceedings courts (magistrates’ court), both of which operate under codes of Family Procedure Rules. Relationship breakdown should not be the first time you take advice from a lawyer. We advise upon pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements and can assist where the relationship has broken down irretrievably. Much of our work comes from UK citizens looking to ensure the terms of an English court order can be implemented in another country.