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Rutland & Leicestershire Family Solicitors

Who We Are

We are a family law team with offices in Oakham, Rutland and Rearsby Leicestershire who can support, advise and act for you whether you are married, unmarried or in a civil partnership, or if you are a family member – perhaps a parent, sister, brother or grandparent – watching someone go through it.

A flexible service built around you

I would highly recommend Bird Belderbos & Mee, the staff are very friendly and polite, telephone calls are always dealt with promptly and appointments on time. You never feel rushed. I dealt with James Belderbos who is very caring and understanding and got me through a very difficult time. I cannot thank him enough for everything he has done for me.

Mrs C. Barrow-upon-Soar, Leicestershire

I approached James regarding my separation and getting my name removed from the deeds of the property I had shared with my ex-partner and where my 10 year old daughter was living.
It was never my intention to deal with this matter through the courts but if I was forced to I would have had done so. With James’s support and advice, we have managed to resolve the matter amicably with a very satisfactory outcome and without the courts. This has been less stressful. It took some time to reach this resolution but the delay was not from our side. We faced challenges including lack of communication and my ex-partner denying my claim until my daughter reached 18 years of age. Despite these difficult situations and with James’s gentle yet firm approach, we managed to overcome them and achieve the outcome I desired with my daughter remaining in the family home.
I would have no hesitation in recommending James, his style and approach which certainly worked for me. Thank you James.

Mr M Loughborough Leicestershire

You can rely on a very flexible service from us built around your needs. We will deal with as much of the process as necessary or as you want, providing reassuring information at every stage. From your very first meeting, you will be dealing with our Solicitor Director and family law specialist, James Belderbos, throughout.

One of the key benefits of our service is in the individual approach we offer you. We have offices on the edge of Rearsby in Leicestershire provide a safe, calm space to discuss everything. We also have free parking. Alternatively in Oakham we are centrally based at 20 a Church Street, Oakham opposite the car park. Our approach is led by you and your needs. We sit down and listen to you and give you clear answers, our approachability is key to our whole service.

Not sure of the way forward?

While we will always ask you what you want to achieve, we understand that, sometimes, you – or the person you are trying to assist – may not be totally sure. No problem – while we can’t make your mind up for you, we will give you the advice to help you find the way forward.

Your best outcome is always our priority

We want to get you through the process and on with your life in the best way possible. We care about getting the best possible outcome for you. This might mean we suggest the ‘getting round the table’ approach first to avoid unnecessary cost and confrontation. But, rest assured, we won’t shy away from the formal approach if we think that is what it will take to achieve the best outcome. We like to set a timetable for action so that, as quickly as possible, you can move forward in a new way.

Meet James Belderbos

James Belderbos has assisted me and my husband on a number of occasions with family matters and on each occasion, we have enjoyed working with him and feel totally secure and at ease, knowing that we are in the hands of someone with tremendous experience and knowledge. James always carefully considers all aspects and ramifications before providing opinion or solutions.
Without hesitation, I would recommend James to anyone who has a family matter requiring resolution or professional assistance.

Marie Callaghan, Oakham, Rutland

Partner James Belderbos is a committed family law specialist. He will understand your needs. At every stage, he will take account of the costs both financially and emotionally and the potential outcomes of any action.

James is local to Leicestershire. He attended Ratcliffe College and now lives with his family in Rutland. He qualified in 1996 and has been practising Family Law since 2002. With his extensive experience, he has guided people through many different types of divorce and taken into account many different factors. He is a member of Resolution – ‘a national organisation of family lawyers committed to non-confrontational divorce, separation and other family problems.’

James is passionate about believing in modern day families – in whatever form they take. Throughout his career, he has often been recommended by counsellors – perhaps a reflection of his caring, sympathetic approach that goes hand in hand with his desire to achieve the best outcome for you.

How much do our services cost?

Initially, we offer a fixed price consultation at £99.We would then invoice you regularly so you know the costs at each stage, no matter how much or how little of our competitively priced service you use. To discuss, confidentially and without obligation, how we could help you, contact us today.

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Whatever concerns you have, an initial consultation with James will help you understand what to do next and the steps you need to take.