A break-up, separation, divorce or family dispute can have a lasting effect on the family involved. At Ward & Rider we provide the best efficient service to ensure that matters are brought to a close quickly, efficiently, and professionally. Our lawyers put in the maximum effort and knowledge to get the case settled quickly, efficiently and with as little escalation of dispute as possible.

We can identify the best course of action for you and your family on the basis of what the dispute is, who and what are involved in terms of children, dependants and property.


Parental rights differ with the age of the child. You can view your full rights breakdown here. We can assist you in obtaining parental rights orders and ensuring that parental responsibility agreements are drawn up in corroborating with the law.

When a relationship breaks down, you may not necessarily know what your rights are as a parent. Ward & Rider can help you to understand this and talk through your options. Our services include assisting in obtaining parental rights orders and drawing up parental responsibility agreements.

We look at each case individually, giving you the best, realistic advice that we can in relation to your case, and as to the potential outcome of your case, and guide you through each stage of the legal process so that you understand the steps we are progressing through.

  • Divorce/Civil Partnership disputes. Our expert lawyers have your best interests at the forefront of the case and perform on that basis.
  • Unmarried Couples have different rights to married couples. We can give advice to unmarried couples regarding children, finance and property, including drawing up living agreements and wills.
  • Parental Disputes – we are here to help you understand your legal rights as a parent in addition to assisting with Parental Responsibility Agreements and custody cases.
  • Based in Wolverhampton, Ward and Rider have specialists in family law and divorce, equipped to help you cope with the emotional strain that going through a family dispute can cause. Call us today on 01902 489661.


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