Family Solicitors in Essex and Suffolk


Ellisons’ experienced Family Solicitors in Essex and Suffolk have established a reputation for providing a high quality, cost effective service, coupled with objective and realistic expert advice.

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Nicky Coates

Partner, Solicitor

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Lisa Dawson

Partner, Solicitor

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Divorce Solicitors supporting you through difficult times

COVID-19: In these extraordinary times we recognise how difficult it is to find time to do everything, let alone seek legal advice. This is especially the case where you are living with your partner or spouse and are considering separating, or have your children with you during the day.

Therefore, we are now able to offer flexible telephone appointments to meet your personal needs, whether that is in the evenings, early mornings or weekends as well as our usual office hours. Our usual fixed fee of £180 including VAT for up to one hour still applies regardless of the time of the appointment. If making that initial call to book an appointment is difficult please email us at [email protected] in the first instance and we can arrange a meeting by email.

We provide a bespoke service recognising that a breakdown in family relationships can involve complex emotions.  With our experience, we can guide you through a dispute in a sensitive but effective way to ensure an appropriate outcome.

We recognise that the cost of resolving family disputes can add to the financial pressure already being experienced and we therefore are able to act in undefended straightforward divorce cases for a fixed fee and in financial cases for a capped fee (subject to status).  We also offer fixed fees for initial appointments of up to an hour and a follow up letter of advice.

Our Divorce Solicitors are all members of Resolution which is the national association of family lawyers and abide by the Resolution Code of Practice which commits us to act to resolve disputes in a non-confrontational way. For further information about Resolution, please visit their website.  We can also offer the collaborative law process which enables parties to commit to resolving their dispute without going to Court.  For further information please click here.

Our family team can advise on

  • Divorce and related financial matters
  • Dissolution of Civil Partnerships
  • Property dispute resolution between unmarried couples
  • Private representation within care proceedings
  • Disputes about children
  • Collaborative Law
  • Domestic Violence injunctions
  • Pre-Nuptial Agreements
  • Post-Nuptial Agreements
  • Cohabitation Agreements
  • Change of Name Deeds
  • Separation Agreements

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If you require advice surrounding the law on marriage, divorce, cohabitation, separation and/or children please fill out this contact form. You can also contact your lawyer individually from ‘Our People’ using the link below.

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