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Peters May Peters May is a boutique family law practice based in London's Mayfair. Founded in 2018 by divorce lawyers Juliette Peters and Jessica May, we combine over 35 years' experience working in the family departments of West End and City law firms with outstanding personal service.

Our experience spans all areas of family law including divorce, children, financial arrangements, same sex relationships and civil partnership dissolutions, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, separation agreements, unmarried relationships and injunctions.She has a razor sharp attention to detail, very tenacious and extremely knowledgeable. I have recommended a number of friends to her, including high net worth individuals who have all been delighted with the outcome of their particular matters.

Juliette has to be one of the very best in her field.' She was highly personable and understanding of my situation. I am forever grateful for her counsel. As a satisfied former client, I highly endorse Jessica for her counsel in matters of family law.'
Highlights

read more › Things often do not go to plan in life and divorce can be complex. Finding the right lawyer to take you on that difficult journey is vital. Not only should they offer expertise and experience, but empathy too. They will be by your side every step of the way, so their understanding of the intricacies of the process is paramount. She was highly personable and understanding of my situation. I am forever grateful for her counsel. As a satisfied former client, I highly endorse Jessica for her counsel in matters of family law.'

read more › Many issues relating to children can arise following the breakdown of a marriage or other relationship. Those issues are often the most emotionally painful. A child arrangements order may be needed if couples struggle to reach an agreement about which parent a child should live with or how much time should be spent with each parent. She was highly personable and understanding of my situation. I am forever grateful for her counsel. As a satisfied former client, I highly endorse Jessica for her counsel in matters of family law.'

read more › We have specialist experience working with clients in same sex relationships and understand the unique issues that result from breakdowns in same sex marriages and civil partnerships. She oversaw coordination day to day, and also secured a barrister, who was a brilliant, game changing advocate.' As with all partnerships, things can go wrong and we can advise on how to obtain a dissolution whilst managing any financial claims that need to be made to reach a fair settlement. Where children are concerned, we can help you resolve issues such as where they will live, contact arrangements and ongoing child maintenance.

read more › It might be difficult to think about when you are in a committed relationship, but in certain situations it can be wise to consider a prenuptial or preregistration agreement before getting married or entering a civil partnership. These types of agreements set out what would happen to your money and assets if the marriage or civil partnership ended. It may be that you are entering into a second marriage and would like to protect assets secured from a first marriage, or perhaps you are keen to preserve wealth that you plan to pass on to your children from an earlier marriage.

read more › You may not know whether you want to end your marriage, but you feel certain that you want to separate. Or maybe you have religious reasons for wanting to stay legally married. Maybe you have not been married the requisite 12 months to issue a divorce petition. We can work with you to agree and draft a separation agreement relevant to your situation. I will be eternally grateful to them for their guidance, strength and humour at a very difficult time.'

read more › When unmarried couples decide to separate, issues surrounding the breakdown still need to be resolved. The situation can be complex as unmarried couples do not have the protection of the law which deals with the breakdown of a marriage. There is no such thing as a common law wife or husband and claims between unmarried couples are governed by property and trust law. Perhaps your partner owns the family home in their sole name, but you contributed to the acquisition? Or perhaps you jointly own the property but you did not sign a declaration of trust setting out your respective shares?

read more › She has a razor sharp attention to detail, very tenancious and extremely knowledgeable. I have recommended a number of friends to her, including high net worth individuals who have all been delighted with the outcome of their particular matters. Juliette has to be one of the very best in her field.' She was highly personable and understanding of my situation. I am forever grateful for her counsel. As a satisfied former client, I highly endorse Jessica for her counsel in matters of family law.' I have often found myself involved in family law cases with a U.K. connection, either financial high net asset disputes, sometimes involving complex trust structures between jurisdictions, or private disputes over children, and have referred to Juliette.

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