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Supporting transgender and gender diverse clients with Family Law matters


The Gender Identity Research and Education Society estimates that 1% of the British population considers themselves transgender or gender diverse. That is a lot of people Рaround 670,000.

When it comes to Family Law, though, transgender and gender diverse clients can be more worried than others about their situation. Those affected by a relationship break-up can often be confused about their rights and the rights of their children and whether they will be fairly represented.

We understand these concerns as Family Law is often criticised for not doing enough to help modern families.

Thankfully, the law in this area is advancing, along with a long-awaited legal recognition of those who are transgender.

How can Burnett Barker Solicitors help?

Here at Burnett Barker Solicitors, we make it a priority to keep up-to-date with the law. This means that we can advise you as a transgender parent or as a parent of a transgender child in relation to any aspect of Family Law.

No case is ever the same, but we have built up years of experience in this complicated area of law. So whatever your situation, we have the knowledge and expertise to help you find a solution.

A constructive approach to family law

Taking a constructive, non-confrontational approach to family law, we help lessen the stress at an already emotional time. This helps you reach an agreement with your ex-partner sooner rather than later and at less cost.

While more than 80% of Family Law matters are settled out of Court, not all cases are straightforward and will occasionally progress to Court. If your matter does progress to court, one of our family lawyers or recommended family law barristers will be by your side to offer you the best advice and representation.

Discover your options for a fixed fee

If you want to know where you stand and what your options are, we offer a one-to-one family law consultation with one of our family lawyers for a fixed fee of £149.

Most clients discover something they were unaware of in this consultation, which confirms how important it is to know what your rights are.

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Support for people at risk of domestic abuse

Sadly, domestic abuse (whether physical, emotional, financial or all three) disproportionately affects the transgender community. If you are in or have left an abusive or coercive relationship, our family law solicitors can advise you on how to protect yourself and your family, so please do reach out to us.

You can call us confidentially on 01284 701131 to book a fixed fee consultation or contact us using the form below.

We also have parking at our office and will always welcome you with a smile and a cuppa.