About Molly

Molly joined Machins in 2022. She is a Graduate Legal Executive in Machins family team and is based in both the Luton and Berkhamsted offices.

She has worked in family law since 2015 and has progressed within her role as a family lawyer over the years, whilst simultaneously undertaking full-time studies.

Molly started in an administrative role whilst undertaking her CILEx studies. Upon completion of her Level 3 Family Law and Practice exams in September 2016, Molly took on a caseload of basic divorce work whilst assisting senior fee earners with private children, injunction and financial work. Molly took on her own caseload of private divorce, children, financial and injunction matters in September 2018 upon completion of her Level 6 Family Law and Practice exams.

Molly prides herself on her organisation and preparation and ensures her work is completed to the best possible standard and has been described by her clients as being ‘professional and polite’ ‘efficient, pro-active and friendly’ and has received over 30 5* Google reviews.

Molly is a member of Resolution.

Approach to cases

“I approach cases pragmatically and ensure my clients are provided with clear advice on the options assisting them to proceed in the manner most appropriate for their case to achieve the best possible outcome.”


We did our complicated step parent adoption with Molly Betts at Machins Solicitors LLP and we couldn't be happier with the support and service we received from her. Molly was on hand daily to answer all and every question and query. She was kind, calm, quick and extremely knowledgeable in every area of our application. She worked tirelessly and went far above and beyond to ensure that we received the best support and outcome possible in our case, which we did and we are delighted with the result. Molly's extensive detailed knowledge of family law was an asset to our case and we couldn't be happier with our choice of legal representation. Thank you so much for everything!

Latest news by Molly Betts

Child arrangements for Father’s Day

Father’s Day is a special day to be enjoyed with children and family however unfortunately the day can be difficult for some fathers who are unable to spend the day with their child. Whilst it is hoped that parents would be able to agree the arrangements for special dates such as Father’s/Mother’s Day, Christmas, birthdays

How does the Court approach short marriages?

Generally, a marriage is considered to be ‘short’ if it was less than five years in duration. The Court will however take into consideration the period of cohabitation prior to the marriage if there was a seamless transition between the two. Parties are more likely to be successful with ring-fencing non-matrimonial assets where there was

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