We understand that you may be going through a difficult time but when it comes to Family Law, you need a solicitor that you can trust.
A family law solicitor can help you with many legal aspects including the handling legal issues such as divorce, separation, child custody and adoption as well as taking care of child custody arrangements, putting prenuptial agreements in place and even taking care of property arrangements.
Common law marriage - does it exist?
Does common law marriage exist? The short answer is “no”, however, almost half of people in England and Wales mistakenly believe that unmarried couples who live together have a common law marriage and enjoy the same rights as couples that are legally married.
More legal aid support for victims of domestic violence
The Ministry of Justice has announced that victims of domestic violence will get more support in taking abusive former partners to court.
Home secretary must establish marriage of convenience
In an interesting twist on an old movie script, a recent Supreme Court ruling found that for a removal order to be issued against an EU individual on the ground that she had abused her right of residence in the UK by attempting to enter into a marriage of convenience with a non-EU national, it was for the home secretary to establish that it would have been a marriage of convenience rather than for the individual to establish that the relationship was a genuine and lasting one.
Court departs from the ‘sharing principle’ in a divorce settlement
In a ruling in the June of 2017, the courts followed an increasing trend for financial settlements of divorcing couples to reflect more accurately the contributions that each partner made to the marriage.
Practical Advice - Taking Children Abroad After Separation
Planning ahead is important for most family holidays, but if you are looking to take your children abroad and you have separated or divorced, then the sooner you prepare this, the better.
Court reform gives stronger protection for victims and witnesses
Vulnerable victims and witnesses will no longer have to appear in court under new plans to roll out pre-trial evidence sessions.