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Garner Canning - Family


At a time when you may be most in need of a sympathetic and understanding advisor our experienced team of family lawyers can help you.

All are members of an organisation of family lawyers called Resolution which means that they are committed to the constructive resolution of family disputes.

We follow the Resolution Code of Conduct which promotes a non-confrontational approach to family problems and considers the needs of the whole family, in particular the interests of children.


Contact us:-

Emma Rymell – Solicitor – Atherstone Office – 01827-713543

Natalie Arnold – Legal Executive – Tamworth Office – 01827-314004

Joanna Keene – Solicitor and Collaborative Lawyer – Castle Bromwich Office – 0121-749-5577

Appointments can also be arranged at our Coleshill or Four Oaks offices.


Our Services

  • Divorce and Separation
  • Civil Partnership
  • Division of Finances on ending the relationship/Divorce/Dissolution of Civil Partnership
  • Cohabitation Rights/Agreements
  • Cohabitation Disputes
  • Children Matters
    • Arrangements for Children
    • Parental Responsibility
    • Child Maintenance
  • Domestic Violence – Emergency Remedies
  • Change of Name
  • Collaborative Law


Fixed Fees

We understand that clients prefer to know in advance how much their fees will be. Uncertainty can be a real cause of concern. We always provide clients with an estimate of our fees. In many cases we are able to agree a fixed fee which can be paid by regular monthly instalments.


First Appointment - £75.00 plus VAT

If you are in relationship difficulties or have separated from your spouse or partner you will want to find out about the legal consequences as quickly as possible. Call us to arrange a no-obligation appointment with one of our family law specialists. We will take information from you to help us identify the various issues and advise you about your legal position and the options available to you to resolve any problems as quickly and as cost effectively as possible. The appointment takes about one hour. We will write to you afterwards to confirm our advice and likely costs and to send you our free Information Package.


Divorce - £500.00 plus VAT and Court Fees

For an undefended divorce we offer a fixed fee to deal with the entire legal procedure to dissolve your marriage. Within this fee we do not deal with issues about children or finances but we can give you advice on these separately.

Our fees £500.00
VAT £100.00
Court fees £550.00*
Total £1,150.00


*Depending on your financial circumstances, you may be entitled to an exemption or reduction in respect of the Court fees. This is subject to the Court assessing your means and you will need to provide the documentary evidence the Court requires.

The court fee is also subject to change

We accept payments by monthly instalments towards our fees (six payments of £100.00).


Orders of the Court by agreement - From £400.00 plus VAT

If you and your spouse are able to reach an agreement about financial issues we can convert this into a binding Order of the Court for a fixed fee to be agreed. We include all routine correspondence with your spouse and the Court concerning the Order but in cases where the agreement is complex or aspects of it require further negotiation additional charges may apply and we will provide a quotation.

Our fees £400.00
VAT £80.00
Court fees £50.00*
Total £530.00


Advice in Mediation

We encourage our clients to consider mediating any issues with their spouse or partner before resorting to Court proceedings. If separating parties are able to resolve issues by agreement better outcomes are achieved for families and at less cost, in terms of time, money and emotional stress. We can make a referral for you to a specialist family mediator and whilst you are in the course of mediation we can provide you with legal advice on the issues discussed and the legal consequences of all agreements reached.

For all issues concerning finance and children our fixed fee is £250.00 plus VAT.

To deal with finance and property only £200.00 plus VAT.

To deal only with matters concerning children £100.00 plus VAT.


Representing you in Court proceedings – from £400.00 plus VAT

If you are involved in proceedings at a Court we can attend any Court hearing with you for a fixed fee from £400.00 plus VAT depending on where the hearing is to take place. Fees will vary depending on the exact circumstances of your case but we can taylor a fee to suit and we will be very happy to provide you with a quotation.


Help during Court proceedings

If your budget will not stretch to employing us to represent you at Court hearings we will be very happy to help you with preparing all documents for use in your case and advice on the Court procedures for an agreed fee. You will be in charge of your case at the Court but we can be working with you in the background.

Please contact us to discuss any of these fixed fee services.