An exciting new chapter for our clients

With effect from 1 November 2022, BTMK Solicitors acquired the business of Alan Simpson & Co which now trades as BTMK Alan Simpson.

The current website will remain operational for a brief period but you can view the BTMK Website here. All team members remain with BTMK Alan Simpson and will continue to work from the current offices at Mill Court.

Family Law

The complete legal service

Do you need to speak to a family lawyer urgently?

With a new digital identity checker in place, we can now offer immediate legal advice to potential new clients.

  • If you require urgent advice, we may be able to offer you a same day telephone or video consultation.

We provide our initial consultations on a Fixed Fee basis, charging a capped fixed fee of £200 inclusive of VAT for a one hour appointment.

Please email: or telephone 01268 745406. Your enquiry will be strictly confidential and entirely without any obligation to instruct us.

It is an unfortunate fact of life that not all marriages or relationships last a lifetime. When a relationship breaks down many aspects need careful consideration - finances (both present and future), housing and the wellbeing of any children involved, to name but a few.

Our Family Law Department can offer you a first class service to achieve a constructive and cost effective outcome. We give advice in plain English and adopt a proactive approach, dealing with matters today, rather than tomorrow.

We can give advice on:

  • Process options - deciding how to deal with matters is the first major decision to be made
  • Divorce, Judicial Separation, Dissolution of Civil Partnerships.
  • Mediation - we offer a friendly and efficient mediation service
  • Collaborative Law - ever more popular, we have an experienced collaborative trained lawyer on hand.
  • Financial issues (including Lump Sum Orders, Clean Break Orders, Pension Sharing Orders and Property Adjustment Orders amongst others)
  • Cohabitation / Property disputes where those involved are not married
  • Children’s Matters (including resolution of a wide range of issues from the time the child spends with each parent to Parental Responsibility, change of child’s surname, etc.)
  • Domestic Abuse issues (including emergency applications to the court where appropriate)
  • Pre and Post Nuptial Agreements
  • Cohabitation Agreements
  • Separation Agreements
  • Change of Name Deeds
  • Affidavits of Status for marriage abroad

A member of our Family Law Department will aim to meet with you immediately. We offer a fixed fee consultation for an hour to discuss your concerns and provide initial advice and support.

Our Family Solicitors are members of Resolution, an organisation of family lawyers committed to the constructive resolution of family disputes.

To find out more about the Collaborative Law Process, please ask for our free 30 minute information meeting and visit our lawyer’s POD Group website at

Please contact our Family Law Department
on 01268 745406 or via email at for more information.

Articles from our Family Law Department

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No Fault Divorce Goes Live

Since 1973 married couples have only been able to seek a divorce if one party blames the other for the breakdown in their marriage or they agree to wait for a minimum of two years before doing divo…

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Meet our new team members

Alan Simpson & Co are delighted to announce the addition of a new member to our Legal Team. Francesca Weller is a Senior Conveyancing Executive with over 17 years experience in the local area. We are…

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Introduction of “No Fault Divorce”

There has been significant media coverage over the radical shake up of divorce law which will introduce the concept of “No Fault Divorce”. This has been a change much anticipated for many years and h…

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