Family Law Solicitors

Helping you and your family in the legal world

Meet The Team

VM Family Law is Bolton’s only niche, highly specialist family law firm. The firm was established in 2020 by Victoria Melling who has been working in family law for over 20 years. She has since been joined by 4 experienced solicitors, two paralegals and a legal secretary, giving the team over 100 years of collective experience in family law.

We pride ourselves on keeping our knowledge up to date to ensure that our clients receive the correct legal advice and the best possible outcome. Regardless of who works on your case, they will be supervised by Victoria Melling, as the owner and director of the firm.

Victoria has been described in Legal 500 as superb within her field.  She has many years of experience in  matrimonial finance and is an expert within this area.  Her care of clients is magnificent.

Why Choose Us?

We realise what a difficult time this must be for you. What you do not need at this time is a whole lot of legal jargon and hidden costs. We understand the importance of establishing a relationship of trust and partnership with our clients and strive to give straightforward no nonsense, practical advice whilst offering excellent value for money.

Here at VM Family Law we can guarantee:


You will only deal directly with experienced family law solicitors on all aspects of your case, ensuring the highest quality of care


We will be empathetic to your circumstances, personable and approachable at all times


We guide you every step of the way and listen to what you want to achieve and how you want matters to be handled and progressed.


We work with you to understand your needs and provide expert tailored advice to suit you.


We explain the options available to you in easy to understand language, steering you based on your needs and wishes


Competitive and transparent on fees, keeping you regularly updated with the ongoing costs and overall costs so there are no surprises


We will connect you to like minded professionals when required, with the same ethics as VM Family Law so you know you have the best team around you


We work closely with specialists in the world of finance, pensions and tax, and have close local relationships with mortgage advisors, accountants, financial advisers and barristers.

Initial Free Consultation

We offer an initial free appointment of up to 1 hour with an experienced family lawyer to ensure you receive bespoke advice from that very first meeting.

Many firms offering free appointments only offer them with paralegals or trainees or junior solicitors and are usually time limited to no more than 30 minutes. Here at VM Family Law we are different as all new clients are seen by one of our experienced solicitors.

This gives you the opportunity to get to know us, test our approach and see if we are the right family law firm for you.

Please note that we cannot offer Legal Aid and in our experience it can be beneficial for those who may be eligible for Legal Aid to speak to a Legal Aid practitioner from the outset.

If you do need any family law help/advice then please contact us to arrange an appointment either by telephone on 01204 582 128 or via email to or by completing the contact form on this website and we will contact you as soon as possible.

Choosing the right process for you

As Resolution members we believe in resolving disputes in a constructive non-confrontational way, but this does not mean we shy away from court proceedings and in fact we conduct much of our own advocacy where many solicitors will rely on barristers even for preliminary hearings.

We understand that acrimony and disputes impact on the children of the family as well as the adults and there is also impact on the wider family such as grandparents.

We will tell you about different ways to resolve your dispute such as:

  • Directly with your ex partner
  • Mediation
  • Collaborative law
  • Roundtable meetings
  • Arbitration 
  • Via solicitors
  • Court proceedings

We will help you decide on the right process for you.


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Contact Information

Find us here: 3 Chorley New Road, Bolton, BL1 4QR, UK