Family Law Solicitors

At Kay & Pascoe we believe we are Family Law Solicitors with a difference.  Initially, we will spend up to an hour with you to discuss your family related problems to try and find a solution that will be best for you and your family. There is a fixed rate for this of £90 including VAT. As Family Law Solicitors we will not rush you to the courtroom door to resolve your problems but will discuss the alternatives that are available to you. This may be Family Mediation or the relatively new Collaborative Law process.

The Family Law Solicitors at Kay & Pascoe can help you with various issues that arise on divorce or separation. Apart from dealing with the practicalities on separation we can advise on the legal process and prepare the documents for a divorce or a separation agreement.

A common problem when parents separate is resolving issues about the children sharing their time between both parents and how this will fit in with the children’s after school activities and other commitments. Another problem arises when one parent wants to move away or live abroad and this can cause an enormous amount of stress and difficulty for the entire family. Whilst we can provide the legal support, we can also put you in touch with other professionals who work with families to provide counselling and other assistance.

It is not always when a relationship has broken down that we are asked to assist. Our lawyers can prepare Pre-Nuptial and Cohabitation Agreements. These documents set out the legal framework for your relationship and are especially important when one party has significantly more wealth than the other which needs to be protected should the relationship break down.

As family lawyers we can also assist when there is domestic violence. We can advise on practical steps to maintain a safe home environment and prepare injunction proceedings if necessary. Unfortunately, where domestic violence is involved it is not usually appropriate to use Mediation and the court can provide the quickest and most effective way of obtaining protection for the person who is suffering abuse.

About Kay & Pascoe

John and Sharon Kay are expert family lawyers, having spent many years working for a large regional practice. They are supported by Tara Sanger, Solicitor and Samantha Carter in Heathfield.

Lee Pascoe is also an experienced family lawyer based in the Crowborough office, also supported by Tara Sanger and Sophie-Beth Carn.

John Kay

John specialises in family law. He is a member of The Law Society, Resolution and a Collaborative Lawyer.

In 1980 John became a partner with Rix & Kay. Between 1990 and 2005, he was the Managing Partner of the practice. On 1st September 2011, John set up Kay Family Law LLP with his wife, Sharon. On 1 April 2013 John became a partner in Kay & Pascoe LLP – read more

Sharon Kay

Owner/Partner/Chartered Legal Executive
Sharon specialises in Family Law. She is a Chartered Legal Executive, a Resolution Accredited Specialist in Advanced Financial Provision and Private Law Children Act proceedings and a Mediator.

Sharon joined Rix & Kay in 1993 as a Legal Secretary, qualifying as a Legal Executive in 1995. On 1st September 2011, Sharon set up Kay Family Law LLP with her husband, John. On 1 April 2013 Sharon became a partner in Kay & Pascoe LLP – read more

Lee Pascoe

Lee specialises in family law. He is an Accredited Member of the Family Law Panel and a member of Resolution.

Having qualified as a Solicitor in 1995 Lee became a partner with Nicholsons on 1 June 2000. Nicholsons were re-named as Chappell Pascoe in May 2003. On 1st April 2013 Lee joined John and Sharon to extend their niche family law practice – read more

Fiona Connah

Fiona specialises in family law. She is a Solicitor and a Collaborative Lawyer as well as an accredited member of Resolution in both Advanced Financial Provision and Private Children Act proceedings.

Fiona qualified in 1999 and has worked exclusively in family law throughout Surrey and Sussex ever since. She joined Kay and Pascoe LLP in April 2018 – read more

Tara Sanger

Tara has undertaken her Post Graduate Diploma in Law (PGDip) and has completed her legal practice course (LPC).

Tara joined the practice in May 2013, having worked previously with John and Sharon. – read more

Samantha Carter

Personal Assistant
Sam has worked with John and Sharon since 1999

She is an extremely experienced legal assistant and has a good relationship with clients. In preparing documents for court hearings, Sam’s organisation skills and attention to detail are invaluable. – read more

Sophie-Beth Carn

Sophie joined the firm in August 2016 as a legal secretary working mainly for Lee and now also Fiona.

She is seated on reception and is therefore first point of call in our Crowborough office. – read more