Family

We understand that dealing with divorce, separation, issues affecting children, the division of assets or other issues surrounding family matters can be highly sensitive and filled with emotion. At these difficult times, you need to be supported by trusted family lawyers who can manage complex issues in a creative, constructive and pragmatic way while at the same time maintaining an empathetic manner. We have helped many people including business leaders, city professionals, entrepreneurs, media and sporting personalities, landowners, their spouses, partners and trustees.

Known for the highest quality service and achieving the best results for our clients, our focus is always on the needs of each individual. We take the time to understand each client's unique personal situations – and we work with them to develop the course of action which best suits them.

We cover the full range of family law matters including pre and post nuptial agreements, separation arrangements, matters involving children, financial issues and divorce for clients both in the UK and overseas. Our team has a strong track record of delivering excellent results in complex financial cases involving multiple jurisdictions, complicated financial structures and valuations, pre-acquired and inherited assets and trust cases.

In addition, we are experts in mediation and collaborative law.

There are times when immediate action is required, and our lawyers are always on hand to deal with emergency situations and injunctions.

Our core strength in matters such as Tax, Trust, Corporate and Real Estate enables us to provide seamless and integrated advice.

Forsters' Family team have been shortlisted for 'Family Law Firm of the Year (London)' at the upcoming Family Law Awards 2021. Our Private Client practice is top ranked in the latest edition of The Chambers HNW Guide.

ePrivateClient Top Family Law Firm 2018
Family Law Awards - Family Law Firm of The Year (London)

Breaking Good - Rethinking Separation and Divorce

Introducing Breaking Good, the new Forsters' podcast. Comedian Marcus Brigstocke teams up with leading family lawyer Jo Edwards and members of Forsters' Family team to demystify the divorce and separation process. An informative and entertaining guide to modern family law.

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Forward-Thinking Approaches to Divorce and Separation

Coming to a decision to separate or divorce is difficult and often distressing. For many, the process that lies ahead is a mystery and it is assumed that it will be confrontational and drawn-out. However, there is in fact a wide range of forward-thinking, constructive approaches to resolving the issues flowing from your divorce or separation.

Forward Thinking Approaches to Divorce and Separation


Nuptial Agreements

The Forsters Family team want to open up the conversation about nuptial agreements, to dispel myths and to inform people about the benefits of having one and the practical process.

Nuptial Agreements


The Life Cycle of Family Wealth

From growing a business to starting a family or handing over control of that business to the next generation, every individual has their own goals to aspire to. Our Private Wealth lawyers advise our clients throughout this family life cycle, providing the legal advice required for specific transactions such as purchasing a home or selling a business, whilst also advising on the long-term opportunities for succession and estate planning.

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Our Insights

"Forsters has a great practice with a huge amount of talented and experienced lawyers, I think we all work well together as teams to bring about the best results for our clients and at heart it's just a really fun place to work."
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