Some Recent Client Feedback

At Silver and Ward, we are experts in all areas of family law and matrimonial law.  Family law and matrimonial law are about families, and matters that affect families and individuals and their relationships.  Within the field of family law are all kinds of issues, such as marriage, separation and divorce, as well as child adoption, child access and custody.  Matrimonial law is a branch of family law that specifically deals with issues that relate to marriage.

The definition of a family was once very specific and clear cut: a husband, wife and children, made up the immediate family and the extended family included grandparents, brothers and sisters and aunts and uncles.  The traditional concept of a family has changed and developed and the legal concept of family isn’t the same as it used to be.

The legal term “family” can now refer to civil partnerships and cohabitees.At Silver and Ward we specialise in divorce, separation, cohabitees, civil partnerships, pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements, cohabitation agreements, civil partnership agreements, separation agreements and applications for child arrangement orders.

Mrs Mayell has specialised in all areas of family law since she qualified in 1994.  In addition, Mrs Mayell is a qualified Mediator and Collaborative Lawyer.The field of matrimonial law covers matters that relate to marriage, separation, divorce and child custody.

Because the law recognises that not all intimate relationships involve marriage, this field of law also covers matters relating to civil partnership and long term marriage like relationships.