Our family law firm in London has solicitors based not only in the City but also throughout England and Wales, who are ready to provide you with independent legal advice be it face to face, by telephone, online or via remote methods in the following areas: –
Pre-nuptial and Post-nuptial agreements.
At a time when you are likely to be caught up in a whirlwind of romance and wedding arrangements (and quite rightly so!), it can be easy to overlook the often-sensitive issue of the assets which one or both of you might be bringing into the marriage as well as those which might be acquired going forward such as inheritances which you may seek to “ringfence”. As a divorce law firm, we recognise the importance of having full and frank discussions about what would happen to these assets in the unfortunate breakdown of your marriage, as well as having a specialised family law solicitor to guide you through the process of reaching a realistic, pragmatic and sensible solution in advance.
Divorce and Finances.
As a divorce law firm, we understand that whether you are contemplating divorce or are currently in divorce proceedings this is an incredibly stressful and worrying time in your life. Although the introduction of the no-fault divorce in the UK on the 6th of April 2022, has assisted in reducing the previous acrimony in proceedings, you may still be faced with worries about finances and what will happen with the matrimonial assets. With many years of experience, our family experts (some of whom are also able to represent you in court) are here to navigate and support you through your divorce and provide you with outstanding legal advice to reach the best solution for you, in the circumstances of your case.
Cohabitation and separation.
It’s easy to presume that as you’re not getting married your assets are not at risk from any claims by your partner should you start living together. However, this is not necessarily the case, especially in circumstances where, for instance, your partner contributes to the mortgage over your property. Just like a pre-nuptial agreement when a couple gets married, it can be a good idea to take independent legal advice from a family law solicitor about the potential risks that may arise should you be considering taking this step, and the steps that can be taken (such as entering into a cohabitation agreement and Trust deed) to prevent these pitfalls.
It may, however, be that you have already found yourself on the receiving end of a potential claim by your partner against your property in circumstances where your relationship has fallen apart. Whatever your circumstances, as a family law firm our experts are here to assist, support and give you outstanding legal advice to navigate you through this time.
Non-molestation and occupation orders
As a family law firm our experts understand the fears, anxiety and sometimes shame, that accompanies domestic abuse, and the overwhelming concern not only about your (and possibly your child/ren’s) safety, but also about whether you will be able to remain in your home. You may also be worried about the financial implications of separating from your spouse or partner. Our family solicitors are here to guide and support you through this time and give you sound legal advice to assist you in making the right decisions and, most of all, secure your safety.
Where possible, the English courts do not make orders in relation to children, unless this is completely necessary. This is because the courts rightly believe that, as the children’s parents, you are best placed to make decisions in their best interests. However, sadly, as a family law firm we understand that this is not always possible, and communication and trust can break down resulting in a parent (and often grandparents) losing contact with their child/ren and/or being alienated from them. it can be the unfortunate result of children getting caught up in the middle of their parent’s pain and emotional turmoil following a difficult separation. Whatever your circumstances, our experts have a wealth of expertise in all children matters, including step-parent’s rights and are ready to provide you with outstanding independent legal advice in relation to your case.