We are a firm based in Nazeing, near Harlow that deals exclusively with family law matters for privately funded clients only. We understand and are sensitive to the emotional turmoil divorce and separation can generate. As family lawyers accredited by the Law Society we are committed to guiding and supporting you through the legal maze as smoothly as possible. We will endeavour to conduct your case, wherever possible, in an amicable manner to obtain the best, most favourable outcome to you while attempting to keep costs to a minimum.

Serviced Areas

  • Essex & Hertfordshire

Contact Details

  City Waltham Abbey
  Postcode EN9 1PH
  Phone Number 019 9289 2214

  • I would recommend this business

Always very professional and helpful. My matter was resolved as I hoped it would be.

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Customer Testimonials

From my first visit, the professional and thorough approach by Townsend Family Law put me at ease. The confidence, professionalism and attention to the smallest detail was beyond doubt a major part in saving my business, my home and so many of the assets I had worked so hard to achieve. Many questions pass through your mind as you make decisions [on which firm of solicitors to use]… make this positive decision to appoint this company, they will fight your corner with the utmost professionalism from the first phone call to the completion of all business, the same attention to detail will, I can assure you be applied. This is a team that works

A big thank you for all of your help and hard work! We really appreciate it and are lucky to have you fighting our corner. I can’t tell you how much the result we got last week means and the difference it will make to our lives. Thank you again

Having found myself in a situation I never expected, the team at Townsend Family Law helped me to get through it by their professional but friendly approach. Their help, advice and knowledge was invaluable, they explained everything to me clearly so that I fully understood the process every step of the way and I would not hesitate in recommending them to others.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you not only for the provision of expert advice which was delivered in a highly professional manner, but also for the quality of care and compassion with which you supported me through an exceptionally difficult period in my life. I would be delighted to recommend you as a practice which meets the holistic needs of its clients.

What can I say.... "outstanding". As a father fighting for his son, I was at the worst time of my life. Melanie and her staff have given me my world back. No words can express the gratitude I feel.

Thank you for all your help over the last three + years. It was an emotional experience but you all helped me through it. Having experienced the way in which you communicated, guided and clarified the issues to both myself and the other side, I am glad that I chose to use Townsend Family Law. I would recommend your practice to any prospective client.

May I just repeat what a pleasure it was having you all on my side during a very difficult time. I will be forever grateful for your humour and professionalism, it was very reassuring.

I now have my finances sorted and best of all an offer accepted on a property. I am buying with cash, no mortgage, which at my age is so important and a brand new car straight out of the showroom… so my new life starts debt-free! I could never have achieved this without, I will always be grateful to you and I’m so thankful I came to you for help.

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From Our Website

If so, leading independent, owner managed pensions, investment and insurance consultancy Lane Clark & Peacock LLP believes you and thousands of other women may not be aware of your pension rights. Divorced women who reached state pension age before 6 April 2016. Are you going through a divorce and are concerned that bankruptcy is on the horizon for your spouse? If so, the first thing to do is to act quick because if a bankruptcy order is made before the making of a financial order upon your divorce, then your spouse's assets.

Since we opened in 2000, Townsend Family Law has grown into a highly respected family law practice providing a range of matrimonial and family services to clients in and around Essex and London. Client recommendation and a strong reputation for delivering a quality service has been integral to our continuing success. The boutique nature of the practice means that our specialist team of family lawyers can offer a bespoke service at a competitive rate. Marion has a wealth of legal and business experience.

When a relationship breaks down, there are usually assets that will need to be divided. As experienced specialists in this area, we are able to deal with financial disputes ranging from straight forward cases (for example, whereby the main asset is the former matrimonial home) to higher value more complex matters involving companies, trusts and investments held in this jurisdiction and abroad. Our specialist team of family lawyers have a wealth of experience in dealing with complex cases such as those where a husband or wife is deliberately trying to conceal or dispose of assets and detailed investigations are required to trace those assets.

The end of a marriage can be life changing. You might be unsure about applying for divorce. Emotionally it might be too soon to contemplate this. For couples who are not ready to divorce but want to commit to a financial settlement, there is the option of a Separation Agreement. This is essentially a legal contract entered into between you. The document can make provision for the sharing of capital, assets and property and to pay/receive child and/or spousal maintenance. The Agreement can provide for a divorce in the future and within that divorce process, the court can be invited to approve the settlement agreement.

We offer a "no strings" fixed fee consultation at half price. The first meeting with you lasts 1 hour but we only charge you for half of our usual hourly rate i.e. Following the first appointment with us, our clients are more confident as they are armed with the knowledge of their legal rights and the best way to proceed, to ensure we achieve for them the best legal outcome. In our experience, not knowing where you stand, what to do or where to go is of great stress to our clients. They inform us that they feel happier having consulted us, resolving these uncertainties.

The materials appearing on this website do not constitute legal advice and are provided for general information purposes only. No warranty, whether express or implied is given in relation to such materials. We shall not be liable for any technical, editorial, typographical or other errors or omissions within the information provided on this website, nor shall we be responsible for the content of any web images or information linked to this website.

As solicitors who specialise purely in the area of family law, we understand how difficult relationship breakdown can be. We are committed to guiding and supporting our clients through the legal maze as smoothly and effectively as possible. We pride ourselves upon our reputation for being a leading family law firm in Essex and for our proactive rather than reactive approach. We aim to reach a settlement constructively and by agreement where possible. When appropriate, we pursue court proceedings actively and as cost effectively as we can, ensuring you are kept informed every step of the way.