We have two family law advice lines, one national and one for women in London.

Both lines can advise you on:

  • domestic violence and abuse
  • divorce, finances and property on relationship breakdown
  • cohabitation, finances and property on relationship breakdown
  • parental responsibility and arrangements for children
  • lesbian parenting

16 March 2020 onwards: Please note some opening times have changed due to national developments around the response to Coronavirus and the impact on our service.

National family law line

This line is for women in England and Wales who need family law advice.

Call: 020 7251 6577

Opening hours: 

From Monday 16 March 2020 until further notice, we are running a reduced service as follows:

Tuesday 7pm – 9pm

Wednesday 7pm – 9pm

Thursday 7pm – 9pm

Friday 12pm-2pm

The line is closed on bank holidays

London family law line

This line is for women living or working in London who need family law advice, as part of the Ascent project,funded by London Councils.

Call: 020 7608 1137

Opening hours: 

Monday 10am – 12pm and 2pm – 4pm

Tuesday 2pm – 4pm

Wednesday 2pm – 4pm

Thursday  10am – 12pm and 2pm – 4pm

The line is closed on bank holidays

Interpreting service: we are currently able to offer telephone interpreting services on the London family law advice line. The caller will need to tell the advisor what language she speaks and will be put on hold while we call the interpreting service.

On Thursday mornings, our advisor speaks Urdu.