Alternative Family Law

For many couples, planning their family is a natural next step in their relationship. But if you’re a same sex couple, single parent and or conceiving using a donor, things are often not as straightforward.

Luckily the UK is one of the most progressive countries in the world when it comes to assisted conception and fertility law, meaning that you have plenty of options when it comes to creating and protecting your unique family.

If you’re planning a family through surrogacy, adoption or with the help of a donor, speak to our fertility law specialists for expert, individual advice. We understand the complexities of modern fertility law and can offer support and guidance throughout the process – whilst also working to protect your interests.

If you’re planning to formalise your relationship through a civil partnership or same sex marriage, we offer pre-nup and pre-partnership agreements.

Or if your relationship has broken down, we can help you formally end it – through divorce or civil partnership dissolution. We can also help you resolve issues related to finances, children and co-parenting.

Further information

Fertility law can be complex and we always recommend that you speak to a specialist family lawyer. This is particularly true if you’re considering surrogacy, becoming a surrogate or conceiving a child using a donor.

For an informal chat, call our family law solicitors in Bristol on 0117 325 2929 or complete our online enquiry form.

We offer all new clients a free 30 minute consultation with a legal expert in family law, as well as fixed fees on our family law services so you’ll know exactly how much you’ll pay from the start.




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  • "The Family team combines expertise with a truly client-centred culture."
    Legal 500 UK
  • "Barcan+Kirby are one of the largest family law practices in Bristol and surrounding area. A very capable high street offering with a number of good quality and practical lawyers who are client focused and effective."
    Legal 500 UK
  • "The Family team combines expertise with a truly client-centred culture."
    Legal 500 UK
  • "Thank you for all your expert advice and calming words over what has been a difficult time."
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  • "Thanks for always responding quickly to my emails and calls – your team always made me feel at ease and you have made this process smooth and easier to deal with."
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