McAlister Family Law | Manchester

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Top divorce and children lawyers in Manchester

At McAlister Family Law, we have taken our years of working at major national and international law firms and translated this into a niche practice specializing in divorce, Children Law and Family Law disputes. Our mission is to exceed our client expectations in terms of expertise, service and value. We do this by:
  • Fighting for fairness in all our cases
  • Putting our clients and children at the centre of everything we do
  • Providing a comprehensive plan to ensure that positive change can happen so that life can move forward
  • Ensuring value is at the center of our pricing – we will focus on outcomes and agree fixed or
  • Capped fees wherever possible
  • Making sure you know who is doing the work

Our divorce, Family and Children Lawyers in Manchester can be found on Second Floor, Commercial Wharf, 6 Commercial Street, Manchester M15 4PZ. The office is close to the Hilton Hotel and thriving Deansgate.  Our clients include a broad range of individuals ranging from high net worth individuals, entrepreneurs and business owners to sports and media personalities. We also represent families and children in Manchester and the surrounding area whose enquires can range from the division of the family home to negotiating child contact.

Our Manchester Divorce and Finance Team

Our Manchester Divorce and Family Law department has a reputation for excellence and our solicitors are members of a variety of prestigious organisations, such as The International Academy of Family Lawyers, Resolution, and the National Association of Arbitrators. Many of the cases in which the team act have an international Family Law element. To enable our clients to take a global approach to their case, we have strategic partnerships with other law firms and specialists around the world. McAlister Family Law handles all aspects of divorce law, especially those involving hidden assets, valuable and/or complex corporate structures, complex legal issues, trusts and multiple or disputed jurisdictions. We act equally for those seeking to protect their wealth and those fighting to claim their fair share.

Our Manchester Children Law Team

McAlister Family Law has established one of the largest specialist Children Law teams outside of London, and is home to some of the the UK's leading Children Law experts. Unlike most firms, we act not only for parents, grandparents and step-parents, but also the children themselves. We also cover child arrangement orders, child abduction, adoption and surrogacy. The strength and depth of our Children Law department is supported by our many accreditations, including the Law Society Children Law Accreditation Panel, the Institute of Family Law Arbitrators and the Institute of Family Law, and we support multiple relevant organisations such as Only Mums, Only Dads, as well as numerous children-focused charities.

Manchester Highlights

16 Jun 2020

Back to school?

Due to Covid-19, many separated parents are trying to manage the shared care of their children, manage home schooling, and ensure that they are protecting themselves and their families from the virus. In recent weeks, we have seen in the press that many separated parents are fighting each other through the courts over whether their children should return to school as the lockdown is eased. Solicitor Jonathan Casey examines the issues.

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7 Jun 2020

No-fault divorce - what it will mean

The new "no-fault" legislation aims to overhaul divorce law and reduce family conflict, and comes following overwhelming pressure from senior judges, lawyers, politicians and members of the public amid calls for reform. Parallel changes would be made to the law governing the dissolution of a civil partnership. Managing Partner Amanda McAlister explains. 

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5 Jun 2020

Fluctuating property prices and divorce

There is a lot of speculation in the media at present about the impact that lockdown is having on our economy. For those divorcing, the potential impact on the housing market is particularly difficult, given that the main asset owned by most couples is their house. Partner Fiona Wood examines the issues.

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