Who We Are
You may be married, unmarried or in a civil partnership, or a family member – perhaps a concerned parent, sister, brother, grandparent – or a friend watching someone go through a difficult time. We can help you with your concerns and providing clarity and peace of mind.
A flexible service built around you
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 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.
We understand all this
We understand the sadness that can affect you. And often the anger too. But we’ll help you look beyond the emotions to your future, so you can plan the way forward positively.
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
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.
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
Meet James Belderbos
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.
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.Mrs. C, Oakham, Rutland
How much do our services cost?
We will provide estimates for your costs at the outset and update you at each stage. To understand your position and to speak confidentially and without obligation, contact us today.
Whatever you are facing, start here
If your concerns about the situation keep you awake at night – or go round and round in your mind, talk to us. With our calm, knowledgeable advice, you will go away with answers that help you to make informed decisions – and not worry about things you don’t have to. We can then use our extensive experience to create a solution that works hard to achieve the best outcome for you.
Call James on 01572 490 660 or complete a Free Online Enquiry today to arrange a meeting to discuss your family concerns and find out what your options are. As a lawyer with over twenty years’ experience, a trained mediator and collaborative lawyer he will provide you with peace of mind. After the meeting you will have the help and support to enable you to move forward confidently.
James has been acting for my sister with her divorce. I was present at the first meeting and was impressed and pleased with the way he got her to open up and talk to him in a way that I have seldom seen her do. James has been very firm and honest with my sister throughout the process, guiding her to make difficult decisions, and acting in an empathic and professional manner at all times. I would be very happy to recommend James to anyone going through a similar situation.Mr P, Leicestershire