About Us

Located in Plymouth, Devon, C&C Family Law was established as a specialist practice in 2007 by accredited family lawyers Celia Charlton and Samantha Cook

We provide advice on all aspects of family law, including divorce, children, prenuptial agreements and collaborative law.

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We provide sound legal advice on:

Pre-Nuptial Agreements
Divorce & Separation
Grandparents Rights
Finances on Divorce & Separation
Collaborative Law
Civil Partnership Dissolution
Co-habitation Agreements

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We are proud members of Resolution, a community of family justice professionals who work with families and individuals to resolve issues in a constructive way.   Resolution membership is about the approach we take to our work. This means that as Resolution members, we will always seek to reduce or manage any conflict and confrontation,  [ Read More ]

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Jun 28

Brexit vote

Resolution Chair Nigel Shepherd has issued the following release following the UK vote to leave the European Union: “It’s too early to know the full implications for family law, but what is clear is that we are entering a period of great uncertainty. Like most areas of legislation, family law in the UK is currently  [ Read More ]

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Jun 14


Mark Zuckerberg once said: “The question isn’t ‘What do we want to know about people?’ It’s ‘What do people want to tell us about themselves’” This issue has been considered by the Court following up last year’s blog (How Soon is Now?) when we reported that a former wife was allowed to pursue a financial  [ Read More ]

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The Legal Services Board has published a report – Prices of Individual Consumer Legal Services – which establishes the prices that consumers pay for a range of legal services including divorce. The research shows that there are big differences between the prices charged by different practices who undertake the same service. The research also shows  [ Read More ]

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The charity Citizens Advice has commissioned research into people who choose to go to Court without a lawyer and found the negative impact of choosing this route. The findings show that 70% who have been through the family court process without representation later said that using a legal professional would have benefitted their court experience.  [ Read More ]

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The Ipswich Building Society has eased its approach to divorcees who are seeking a mortgage based on income which includes an element of child maintenance. The Building Society announced that 100% of income from child maintenance taken into account when assessing affordability, provided it is supported by the Child Support Agency or court order and  [ Read More ]

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The aim of mediation is not to try to rescue a failing relationship. The mediator’s role is to provide independent, professionally support to help you and your ex work towards an agreement about issues like the arrangements for your children or sorting out what to do about financial issues like what to do with your  [ Read More ]

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The Civil Partnership Act 2004 states: ‘Two people are not eligible to register as civil partners of each other if … they are not of the same sex.’ This means that civil partnerships are only available to same sex-couples. This restriction is being challenged this week by a heterosexual sex couple. They consider that the  [ Read More ]

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After parents separate, there can be changes in their lives which result in a need to relocate, either within the United Kingdom or to move abroad. There can be disputes when one parent wants to move with their child and the other parent objects. Until recently, the existing law suggested that there should be a  [ Read More ]

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At the end of December 2015, the new offence of coercive or controlling behaviour was introduced.  Controlling or coercive behaviour causes someone with whom the perpetrator is in an intimate or family relationship to either: fear that violence will be used against them on at least two occasions; or or experience serious alarm or distress  [ Read More ]

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