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LGBTQIA Family Law


LGBTQIA Family Law

LGBTQIA couples and families deal with many of the same legal issues as heterosexual couples, but there are also specific issues unique to same sex couples. So, if you’re looking for legal advice about an LGBTQIA family issue, it’s important you seek support from an experienced solicitor.

Our skilled and experienced team of LGBTQIA family law experts and divorce and civil partnership specialists will support you with even the most sensitive, challenging, and complex of cases. We’re here for you when you need us most, providing reliable advice delivered with genuine care.

But we’re also here for the happy times – perhaps you’re moving in with your partner and need a cohabiting agreement or planning a wedding or civil partnership and want a prenup agreement.

We can help.

What is LGBTQIA Family Law?

LGBTQIA Family Law covers all legal issues relating to families, including issues that affect LGBTQIA families in particular, such as adoption, divorce and civil partnership dissolution, Surrogacy and Sperm Donation, parenting agreements, and more.  

How we can help

Find out more about our LGBTQIA Family Law services:

Pre-nuptial agreements and pre-registration agreements

Pre-nuptial or pre-registration agreements are becoming increasingly popular amongst LGBTQIA couples preparing to get married or enter into a civil partnership. These agreements outline what will happen to your finances and assets in the event of the relationship breaking down.

Of course, no one likes to think that the worst will happen, but a prenup or pre-registration agreement will make things a whole lot easier for you if it does. Our skilled and experienced team of experts will help you draw up an agreement that you’re both happy with.

Cohabitation Agreements

Couples that live together but aren’t married or in a civil partnership don’t have the same legal rights as married couples.

So, if you aren’t ready to get married just yet, or you don’t ever plan to, a cohabitation agreement will help protect your financial interests and assets in case you break up in the future.

Divorce and civil partnership dissolution

Divorce or the dissolution of a civil partnership isn’t easy. But our experienced team of specialist divorce and civil partnership solicitors will be there to guide you through the process, providing professional, cost-effective advice, with care and sensitivity.

We’ll help you with every aspect of ending your relationship, including dealing with your finances and assets, and making arrangements for your children. We always go to every length to help you avoid costly, stressful, and time-consuming court visits. And, if that isn’t possible, we’ll be there to help you take the next steps.


If you’re preparing to adopt a child, our experienced, specialist adoption solicitors will guide you through the legal side of the process. We’ll handle your adoption application with sensitivity, discretion, and care, keeping you fully updated every step of the way.

Parenting Agreements

Anyone can find themselves in a complex parenting situation – for LGBTQIA people, this can often mean having children from a former relationship.

Drawing up a formal parenting agreement will help ensure everyone is clear on their role and responsibilities, as well as their rights. This will make the process easier for both parents, while also creating a stable environment for the children. Our experienced team will create an agreement that works for all parties.

Surrogacy and Sperm Donation

If you’re planning on having a child with the help of a surrogate or sperm donor, it’s important that a clear legal agreement is in place to avoid any issues further down the line. We can help you draw up an agreement that works for everyone involved.

LGBTQIA Family Meditation

When relationships end, emotions and tensions run high. With the help of mediation, you and your partner may be able to reach agreements and resolve the situation, without needing to go to court.

Our trained, experienced mediators will support both parties as your discuss your issues and work to resolve any areas of conflict.

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Why Ackroyd Legal?

We’re committed to delivering the highest level of service, alongside honest, sensitive, and professional advice. Our job is to make your life easier, at every stage of the process. We’re ready to help you with any aspect of family and divorce law.

Here are just some of the reasons to choose Ackroyd Legal for your family law requirements:

We’re sympathetic, caring, and human

While our role is to support you with the legal aspect of your case, we understand just how stressful family and divorce law disputes can be. We’ll go above and beyond to provide the support and care you need, on a human level, as well as a legal one.

We put you first

From the moment you get in touch, we put you first. Our skilled and experienced team of family law experts will work hard to find the best solution for you and deliver the best possible outcome.

Fixed fees

When you work with Ackroyd Legal, you pay a single, fixed fee. There’s no hidden costs or unexpected charges. We’ll provide you with a fixed quote before we start work and ensure you understand exactly what you’ll be paying, and what you’ll receive in return.

Communication is key

We listen to your needs, and we keep you in the loop at every stage of the process. When you work with us, you’ll be introduced to your own case handler, who will ensure are kept informed. They’ll always be on hand if you need them.

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