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.

> learn more...

What Can We Do To Help You?

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

Visit Our Website

Our new website is now online.

For a wealth of information including testimonials, frequenttly asked questions and to find out how we can help you with your family matters, come and vist us at:


Archive for the ‘Cohabitation’ Category

Jul 11


Family arbitration gives couples who are experiencing a break up the chance to resolve disputes by working with an arbitrator. There are some situations where arbitration might not be suitable, for example if you need to get evidence from third parties or there is a risk that your partner might try to hide assets, but  [ Read More ]

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 ]

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 ]

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 ]

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 ]

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 ]

His Honour Judge Stephen Wildblood QC has told a mother who snatched her son and went on the run for over a fortnight that she was “utterly irresponsible”. Rebecca Minnock has a three year old child with her former partner, Roger Williams. A dispute had arisen in relation to the best arrangements for the little  [ Read More ]

A recent study carried out by academics at the Universities of Warwick and Reading has found no evidence to support a commonly held view that family courts in England and Wales discriminate against fathers. The study gathered information by looking at a large number of cases which were dealt with in 2011. The finding was  [ Read More ]

Michael Gove was appointed as Lord Chancellor and The Secretary of State for Justice on 10th May 2015. This role gives him oversight of all of Ministry of Justice business and makes him responsible for making improvements to the justice system so that it better serves the public. Traditionally, the role of Lord Chancellor has  [ Read More ]

In a recent report, some helpful guidance has been given to parents by Sir James Munby who is President of the Family Division of the High Court of England and Wales. The case involved a mum whose teenage daughters said they did not want to see their dad. Sir James pointed out that, where children  [ Read More ]