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The Role of a Family Law Solicitor

Posted on January 29, 2019 in Uncategorized

The purpose of this article is to explore the role of a Family Law Solicitor, what type of legal work they are involved in and what to look for when choosing the right Family Law Solicitor for you.

Family Law Solicitors are involved in all areas of law which concern family matters. More specifically, cases in which a Family Law Solicitor is required, include:

Cohabitation – Family Solicitors often deal with cases which have arisen as a result of cohabitation, advising their clients on their rights and what their options are if things don’t work out.

Civil Partnerships – Following the Civil Partnerships Act of 2004, same sex couples can register as Civil Partners. Family Solicitors can advise couples on this process, the legal implications of it, and also in the event that the partnership doesn’t work out.

Pre-Nuptial Agreements – Pre-nuptial agreements protect the financial interests of one or both partners within a marital agreement. Commonplace in the U.S, pre-nuptial agreements are less frequent in the U.K, where they are often difficult to enforce. A Family Solicitor will be able to advise you on whether or not your marriage is eligible for a pre-nuptial agreement, and whether or not it would stand up in court.

Separation and Divorce – When a marriage or partnership goes wrong, the first thing one should do is consult a specilaist Solicitor who will be able to advise you on the best course of action to take.

Residential and Contact Arrangements for Children – When a marriage ends, custody of the children is often a contentious issue. When applying for custody, a Family Solicitor is vital to ensure that your case is represented as effectively as possible.

What to look for in a Family Law Solicitor

Due to its very nature, family law is, both mentally and emotionally, one of the most demanding areas of the legal profession. It is of paramount importance, therefore, that the Solicitor you choose has the ability to remain impartial and fully detached from your case. Before choosing a Solicitor, you should check that they are fully accredited by the Law Society, and ask for examples of similar cases to yours, where they have had success in the past. A genuine Family Solicitor will be happy to provide this.

If you’re having relationship problems, are considering a divorce, or want to know more about the legal implications of civil partnerships, see how a Family Law Solicitor could help you.  

Family Law Firm: Do You Need One?

Posted on January 24, 2019 in Uncategorized

Family law firms handle legal matters between people with a close familial bond, including parents, grandparents and spouses. They also deal with matters that concern or involve children, including custody, adoption, and juvenile delinquency. While no one ever hopes to need the services of one of these attorneys, there are several occasions where this type of law firm may be beneficial for you and your family.

If you and your spouse have attempted everything possible to make your situation work, and have discovered that divorce is the best option, you will benefit from hiring an attorney who works for a family law firm. He would be able to assist in the division of property accumulated during the relationship, work out who should be awarded custody of any minor children, as well as settle questions regarding visitation and help with setting up alimony or child support payment arrangements. Keep in mind, however, that the opposing party may also have sought the assistance of such an attorney, and choose to contest the divorce. If matters cannot be resolved, a judge may become the final arbiter.

In divorce or separation cases, along with filing paperwork and preparing for court appearances, much of the work done by family law attorneys involves working with their clients, and trying to keep the emotional situations under control, something that often is an issue in matters regarding spouses or children. In these situations, they can serve as legal counsel to one party, or they may choose to provide counseling services to the couple, or simply act as impartial, third-party mediators.

A representative from a family law firm can also help to try resolve situations before they occur. For instance, prior to a couple taking their wedding vows, a family law lawyer could help them draft a prenuptial agreement that spells out how money and property would be shared in the event of a divorce, or he might help create the agreement once the marriage has taken place. These postnuptial agreements often include issue regarding child custody, visitation rights and child support, as well as the division of property and other assets.

On occasion, a family may need to consult with a lawyer who specializes in family law because of a criminal issue that involves a minor family member, or in situations that involve domestic violence or abuse. Often, these attorneys will have made matters such as juvenile law, or possibly criminal law, their specific area of expertise.

Not many work deals with emotional pain and discord, however. Lawyers that work through family law firms also have the opportunity to deal with a family’s happier occasions, such as adoptions. They are often called on for advice and assistance in making sure that all the necessary steps and procedures are followed so that everything goes smoothly, and the process can be finalized quickly and easily. In situations where one or both parents have passed away, the attorney would also be responsible for working with the child’s grandparents or other relatives to establish visits and possible living arrangements.

Who Else Wants To Know the Basics Of Family Law?

Posted on January 21, 2019 in Uncategorized

To those unsure of what family law is, what it covers, what it provides and what it necessarily includes by definition, it is that branch or specialty of law that deals with family related issues and domestic controversies like marriage, divorce, domestic partnership, property arrangements, civil unions, adoption, child care, support and custody, marital rights and prerogatives and all other incidental issue that may originate from the family as a whole.

The practice of family law is conducted inside family courts established by state and federal laws. In family law, a lawyer becomes more than just a professional that provides legal assistance, he assumes the position of a marital or family counselor who identifies the issues that needs discussion and resolution and advises what immediate recourse is needed to lessen the impact of the controversies to the family as a whole.

A family lawyer is tasked to assess the legal extent of every right, eliminate overlaps in the functions of family members and advice against unnecessary litigation where reconciliation is possible.

Family law generally covers issues on divorce litigation, from property arrangements to getting to the very root of who caused the marriage to split apart. It greatly covers child care and support; in full length it protects the rights of the child and their adoption, also, legitimation or paternity determination.

Among spousal conflicts, it defines the support needed to be sustained, the rights to be observed, the obligations to be fulfilled and the courtesy to be extended.

As to property issues that may arise from other marital or family conflict, it covers extensively the division of assets and liabilities, the protection and delivery of legitimate to successors or rightful legatees and devises.

It is also the avenue to bring cases for neglect and abuse both for maternal or paternal authority, where the possibility of termination of parental rights may be adjudged against the neglectful or abusive parent or spouse.

All other issues that are not clearly identified to be under family law, but directly affect or is affected by family relations may be litigated.

What is family law really concerned about? In Family law can you see that the right of every member of the family are identified.

The marital obligations between husband and wives, the responsibilities that comes with domestic partnerships and other civil unions are embodied in principles of the law.

The rights protected between spouses and partners do not distinguish between gender, status, race or denomination. The rights of the children legitimate and illegitimate as well s the extent of the adopted rights are covered under this category of law.

Rights between and among family members either by descendant to ascendant or vice versa, between collateral bloodlines are fully discussed and given priority and attention in this field of law.

Family law is a special field in the practice of law that requires knowledge and expertise in law and psychological tendency to build a profile for each family member without compromising the need of one after the other unless between opposing parties.

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