Family Law Solicitors in Stafford & Rugeley

If you’re facing family or relationship issues, you’ll naturally be feeling unsettled, confused and you’ll probably have lots of questions. Here at Pickering & Butters you’ll find us ready to answer those questions, and help you gain clarity with a way forward.

We recognise that the right advice at the right time and friendly, understanding support from people who are always ready to listen is just what you need at this time, which is why you’ll find us sympathetic and ready to listen. At the same time we'll provide objective advice and guidance in reaching your desired conclusion.

Our friendly, dedicated family team can advise you on all aspects of family law, including:

Free 30-minute consultation

The advice you receive right at the beginning is really important. It may be you simply need a chat to ascertain your rights, or to work out how a separation may affect your children, long before it’s time to start thinking about making it official or entering into discussions about financial matters.

That’s why we offer a free 30-minute consultation on all family related matters. There’s no obligation and it offers the opportunity to ask the questions that matter to you. We’ll give you the practical advice you need so you can make a clear decision on your next steps.

Peace of mind on costs

We appreciate you may have some concerns over costs. Don’t worry: it’s completely normal with any type of legal service. Your financial well-being is important to us, which is why we assure our clients of expert, professional support at all times, whilst providing all our services with maximum efficiency.  

Our friendly, dedicated team is waiting to help, so please don’t hesitate to get in touch to discuss your particular situation.

For tailored advice on any family matter, please get in touch.

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