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Welcome to Townsend Family Law Solicitors, specialist family law solicitors caring for clients in and around London, Essex and Hertfordshire.

Whether you need legal advice on divorce/dissolution, separation, the financial aspects of divorce/dissolution or separation (involving both modest and complex assets), pre-nuptial agreements, post-nuptial agreements, cohabitation, children or injunctions, as a leading family law firm in Essex we are perfectly placed to help.

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Distinguished reputation

Since 2000, Townsend Family Law has established itself as a respected family law practice. Our valued reputation for delivering a quality advice and support in a constructive, cost-effective way has led to a wealth of client recommendations that have seen us enjoy continued growth and success. As a niche, boutique family law firm, we are able to offer expert bespoke family law services at a competitive rate.

We know that the journey through separation and a family breakup can be a difficult and an emotionally challenging time for everyone involved. That is why at Townsend Family Law we tailor our service to meet your specific needs. Our approach is personable yet professional. Our job is to help navigate you through the legal process, to give you advice and guidance, to explore and explain your legal options, to support you making the right choices and most of all, to help you reach a settlement that is right for you and your family.

Our aim is for you to leave the legal process in a much better place than at the start and with a sense of security and optimism.

From our offices in Waltham Abbey, our specialist team of family law solicitors is led by Director and Solicitor, Marion Foley, who has over twenty years of legal and business experience.

Our family law services include:

Divorce/Dissolution/Separation: Ending your marriage or civil partnership or formalising your separation.

Financial aspects of divorce/dissolution/separation: whichever way you are trying to reach a financial agreement with your ex-partner whether it be through mediation, solicitors negotiations or through the court system, we are on hand to provide legal support, practical guidance and emotional encouragement.

Pre-Nuptial/Post-Nuptial/Cohabitation Agreements: If you and your other half wish to enter into a written agreement regulating the family’s finances during your relationship and setting out how the family’s finances will be divided in the unfortunate event of your relationship breaking down, we are here to help.

Children: We can advise you in relation to child/parenting issues upon separation including Child Arrangements Orders, Specific Issue Orders, Prohibited Steps Orders, Parental Responsibility Orders, Child Abduction and Child Maintenance.


Your first consultation is half price!

Our job is to alleviate the stress and anxiety you may be experiencing having just separated by giving you the information and the tools at a first meeting to help you make those initial decisions.  We offer a ‘no strings’ one-hour, no obligation consultation at half the family law solicitor’s usual hourly rate.

To speak to a member of our friendly team, please call us on 01992 892 214, drop us an email at or visit our website to request a call back.  

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