Family Law

Our family solicitor, Gillian Lavelle is an experienced partner of the firm who will guide clients to a solution as quickly and as sensitively as possible.  Gillian is assisted in the family department by Kim Busby who also specialises in family law.

We are well aware of the fact that in marriage breakdown situations you need to be comfortable with and confident in the solicitor that is advising you. For that reason we offer a choice as to whether you wish to be represented by a male or female Family Solicitor.

We provide advice on the following:

  • Divorce
  • Finances
  • Cohabitation
  • Separation Agreements
  • Cohabitation Agreements
  • Pre-Nuptial Agreements
  • Post-Nuptial Agreements
  • Children
  • Non-Molestation Orders (Domestic Abuse)
  • Occupation Orders

Gillian & Kim are both members of Resolution which means that they are family lawyers committed to the constructive resolution of family disputes.  Resolution members follow a Code of Practice that promotes a non-confrontational approach to family problems.  Members encourage solutions that consider the needs of the whole family – and in particular the best interests of the children.


We understand that costs can be quite expensive and therefore we offer fixed fees and payment plans to assist those struggling to meet the payments upfront.

We also offer 30 minutes FREE no obligation initial advice appointments.

Contact us today for a general chat to determine how best to progress your case.


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McCarthy Bennett Holland Solicitors

26, Bridgeman Terrace, Wigan WN1 1TD

01942 206060

01942 200505

Authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.
SRA No. 00329730

This firm maintains professional indemnity insurance in accordance with the rules of the Solicitors Regulation Authority

Details of the insurers and the territorial coverage of the policy are available for inspection at our offices.