Family law

“Your service has begun to turn my life around.  After 5 years in the court systems with poor legal support, I have now taken control and your advice was instrumental in safeguarding my five year old who was exposed to violence and abuse during contact with her father.  I would not be here without you and cannot thank you enough.”

We 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
National Line: For women in England and Wales

Call 020 7251 6577

Tuesday – Thursday 7pm – 9pm, Friday 12pm – 2pm  

Please note that this line will be closed on Friday 15th March for essential upgrade works. 

The line is closed on bank holidays

London line: For women in London

Call 020 7608 1137

Monday 11am-1pm, Tuesday 2pm – 4pm, Wednesday 10am – 12pm and 2pm – 4pm, Thursday 10am – 12pm and 2pm – 4pm

The line is closed on bank holidays


You can contact us for initial advice or at various stages of your legal case. You can call whether you have a solicitor or not.

Find more information on family law here

Important information

We offer free legal advice to women in England and Wales.

We can only advise in English on the law as it applies in England and Wales.

The advice line can be extremely busy. Please keep trying to get through.

Calls are charged at the local rate and calls from mobiles vary according to your network provider and calling plan.

The women solicitors and barristers who advise on our evening sessions are all volunteers. This means that occasionally we have to close the line, sometimes at short notice.

Got more questions about our advice line? Go to Frequently asked questions.

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Contact us at:

Rights of Women,
52-54 Featherstone Street,
London, EC1Y 8RT.
Administration: 020 7251 6575