Family Guides

Guide to mediation

Summary:

  • What is mediation?
  • What can mediation provide for you?
  • Who is mediation suitable for?
  • What are the benefits of mediation?
  • Do I have to use mediation?
  • How to get started
  • How does mediation work?
  • How much will it cost?
  • Why use our solicitor-mediators?
Guide to children matters

Summary:

  • The rights of children
  • Parental responsibility
  • Child Arrangements
  • The rights of grandparents
  • The rights of step-parents
  • The HAPPY Scheme
Guide to cohabitation

Summary:

  • What rights do cohabitees have?
  • Property
  • If your partner dies
  • Provision for children
  • Children
  • The HAPPY Scheme
Guide to divorce and separation

Summary:

  • Divorce
  • Financial remedies
  • Divorce and children
  • Separation
  • The HAPPY Scheme
Guide to marital agreements

Summary:

  • Pre-marital and post-marital agreements: the basics
  • Putting an agreement in place: issues to consider
  • Protecting parents’ interests
  • The HAPPY Scheme
Guide to civil partnerships

Summary:

  • Entering a civil partnership
  • Pre-partnership and post-partnership agreements
  • Dissolution of a civil partnership
  • Financial remedies
  • Children
  • The HAPPY Scheme

What Our Clients Say

Mr S, York

"I would like to thank Mr. Nellar who did a great job but also the rest of the team who were always happy to help."
2015-09-29T10:21:54+00:00
"I would like to thank Mr. Nellar who did a great job but also the rest of the team who were always happy to help."

Ms S, York

"Simon provides extremely wise counsel and a calm head in what can be difficult negotiations. In the 5 years Simon has acted for me, he has always delivered the best result possible and I am extremely grateful for his dedication and hard work in my legal affairs."
2017-07-26T11:36:17+00:00
"Simon provides extremely wise counsel and a calm head in what can be difficult negotiations. In the 5 years Simon has acted for me, he has always delivered the best result possible and I am extremely grateful for his dedication and hard work in my legal affairs."

Ms B, York

"I was completely happy with the service provided by Hethertons. Everything was explained to me clearly and in a respectful manner, and I was kept informed of progress made."
2017-01-20T14:41:33+00:00
"I was completely happy with the service provided by Hethertons. Everything was explained to me clearly and in a respectful manner, and I was kept informed of progress made."

Mr T, York

“I take this opportunity to sincerely thank Hethertons Solicitors for helping throughout this difficult period for both my ex-wife and myself. Hethertons Solicitors was very professional and very skillful in the way that he dealt with the mediation.”
2016-06-20T11:03:47+00:00
“I take this opportunity to sincerely thank Hethertons Solicitors for helping throughout this difficult period for both my ex-wife and myself. Hethertons Solicitors was very professional and very skillful in the way that he dealt with the mediation.”

Mr G, York

"Big thank you to the team at Hethertons for the sound advice, guidance and support I received at a very hard time in mine and my children's lives."
2015-07-10T15:04:02+00:00
"Big thank you to the team at Hethertons for the sound advice, guidance and support I received at a very hard time in mine and my children's lives."

Mr W, London

"Excellent advice and service that we appreciated."
2017-07-19T10:24:44+00:00
"Excellent advice and service that we appreciated."

Ms L, York

"Hethertons Solicitors made me feel calm and comfortable during every step. What I thought may be a difficult process was in fact simple and smooth running."

 
2017-01-06T10:08:23+00:00
"Hethertons Solicitors made me feel calm and comfortable during every step. What I thought may be a difficult process was in fact simple and smooth running."  

Mr P, York

"Fantastic service, fantastic people very professional in very difficult times, can't thank you enough"
2015-07-10T15:04:40+00:00
"Fantastic service, fantastic people very professional in very difficult times, can't thank you enough"

Ms B, York

"Everyone we have dealt with at Hethertons has been of the same class of excellent customer service and attention to detail."
2016-05-05T11:37:41+00:00
"Everyone we have dealt with at Hethertons has been of the same class of excellent customer service and attention to detail."

Ms C, York

"After my first meeting I felt as though I was in safe hands and I could trust Hethertons Solicitors. I was helped to put things into perspective which helped clear my mind of all the unimportant issues. "
2015-07-10T16:08:53+00:00
"After my first meeting I felt as though I was in safe hands and I could trust Hethertons Solicitors. I was helped to put things into perspective which helped clear my mind of all the unimportant issues. "

Mrs C, York

"I found Hethertons advice and counsel caring towards me as your client and extremely professional."
2015-07-10T15:04:58+00:00
"I found Hethertons advice and counsel caring towards me as your client and extremely professional."

Mrs S, York

"Hethertons Solicitors handled my mediation in a sensitive and unbiased way. He managed to put me at ease and alleviate many of my worries in potentially painful circumstances."
2017-03-20T17:15:48+00:00
"Hethertons Solicitors handled my mediation in a sensitive and unbiased way. He managed to put me at ease and alleviate many of my worries in potentially painful circumstances."

Mr M, York

"The help provided by Hethertons was invaluable and extremely supportive during difficult and somewhat traumatic times."
2017-05-22T15:12:06+00:00
"The help provided by Hethertons was invaluable and extremely supportive during difficult and somewhat traumatic times."

Ms Q, York

"We were completely satisfied with everything especially the way things were explained in 'plain English'"
2017-01-09T13:29:30+00:00
"We were completely satisfied with everything especially the way things were explained in 'plain English'"

Ms S, Harrogate

"I would definitely use the services again if needed."
2017-05-08T15:32:22+00:00
"I would definitely use the services again if needed."

Mrs L, York

"I felt Hethertons Solicitors handled everything with a real degree of compassion and never lost sight of my needs throughout."
2015-12-16T10:21:10+00:00
"I felt Hethertons Solicitors handled everything with a real degree of compassion and never lost sight of my needs throughout."

Mr H, York

"Hethertons Solicitor have provided there most professional advice and help in making my divorce painless over the last 2 years."
2017-01-09T13:19:03+00:00
"Hethertons Solicitor have provided there most professional advice and help in making my divorce painless over the last 2 years."

Mr S, York

"Hethertons Solicitors has guided me through a very difficult separation and divorce over the last year. He has given pragmatic advice in clear English with patience and empathy."
2015-07-10T15:01:10+00:00
Alister Jones has guided me through a very difficult separation and divorce over the last year. He has given pragmatic advice in clear English with patience and empathy.