Offer – consultation for divorce, child contact and financial matters

Offer - Free half hour consultation for divorce, child contact and financial matters

Sadly, one of the consequences of the COVID-19 outbreak has been the rise of family issues including divorce and related child contact and financial issues.

Our experienced and very sensitive family law team can help you to evaluate your options, giving you a better idea of what you will need to consider should you wish to seek a new start.

To help you, we are offering a free consultation – a half hour with a family, divorce & separation lawyers based in Clare or Sudbury to determine your options and ‘best’ approach.

Visit our page to book your appointment.

Matrimonial and family advice during Covid-19 pandemic

Matrimonial issues during Covid-19 pandemic

Sadly the Covid-19 'stay at home' the guidance can put additional strain on already difficult relationships with the associated quarantine rules leading to more and more matrimonial issues.

Wayman and Long is here to help with all matrimonial issues, including occupation orders and non-molestation orders.

For more help get in touch via our contact page and book a confidential call, FaceTime of WhatsApp appointment with one of our family law experts

Saturday opening hours for Sudbury branch


10am until 1pm

Giving you more time for life’s adventures

Wayman & Long Solicitors | 23 Friars Street | Sudbury | CO10 2AA

tel: 01787 277375

Considering your dependants

Death planning guide: consider your dependants

Death planning guide: consider your dependants

Money Savings Expert Martin Lewis has compiled a checklist of 20 things you need to consider when planning for the financial well-being of your family (it’s on his website). The check-list includes tips on wills, inheritance tax, funerals and setting up power of attorney.  Our last post covered the reasons for making a will. This post covers what you need to consider when you have dependants.

If you've got children under 18 or anyone else who depends on you (including your beloved pets), make sure you discuss with your family who'd look after them after you've gone. It's tough to talk about, but don't put it off. Making plans and provisions now will help to ensure they're safe and cared for if the worst happens, especially if you’re currently the only living parent.

When you discuss it, first make sure those you've asked are prepared to do it, as it's a big commitment. You can then name them in your will as legal guardians. However, if further down the line they become unable to look after them, or if they refused, a court would appoint a suitable guardian instead.

If you're a carer, the NHS website also has info on where to get extra help and advice.


We have produced guides to help you with Legal Guardianship, Probate matters and also understanding Powers of Attorney.  Our Estate planning team can help with these as well as with inheritance planning. To talk to one of the team, please call us on 01787 277375 or use the online form.

New guide to parental responsibility

New guide to parental responsibility

Our new guide to parental responsibility explains what responsibility rights are and who automatically has them. It also covers how to obtain PR rights if you don't have them and how they are used in the 'best-interests' of the child.