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London Divorce Lawyers on How to Stop a Separation Harming Your Career

London Divorce Lawyers on How to Stop a Separation Harming Your Career

For many people, a divorce is one the most difficult experiences of their life. It not only profoundly impacts your personal life, but the entire ordeal can have an equally damaging effect on your career — unless you work with the experts. As London divorce solicitors, we work with a huge range of people in many different sectors. A problem that our clients find — no matter how successful or lucrative their business is — is that divorces can be a brutal test of character. The end of a marriage often comes with hostility, financial uncertainty and will likely be one of the most emotionally difficult times of your life. In this article, we’ll discuss the various ways you can prevent a separation from harming or even ending a career. Although your job may only be one of many things to consider during divorce, without an income, you’ll struggle to make it through what is already going to be a seriously expensive process, so prioritising is key. Don’t Let Your Problems Spill Over into the Workplace While it’s definitely beneficial to seek the emotional support of other people during a divorce, it’s vital to keep your personal issues out of the workplace. By all means turn to your colleagues for advice outside of work hours, but while you’re on the clock, it’s crucial to maintain a strong sense of professionalism. Talking about your personal issues distracts both you and your colleagues from their work duties, which can affect the efficiency of the company as a whole. You also need to consider that people at work simply might not want...
Why a Family Lawyer in London Will Benefit Business Owners Facing Divorce

Why a Family Lawyer in London Will Benefit Business Owners Facing Divorce

 Building a company from the ground up requires plenty of time, money and effort to achieve — which is why a divorce can be so catastrophic for business owners. London divorce solicitors operate in one of the world’s central hubs for business and are vastly experienced when it comes to ensuring that businesses survive a divorce. Small firms and start-ups have become an integral part of the modern business world. The evolution of modern technology has had an impact on practically every industry, creating a level playing field for smaller companies to compete with large organisations in the process. This, in turn, has made establishing a small business a very appealing venture for people looking to make money as their own boss. While the divorce rate in the UK may have dropped since previous years, there is still a large number of of people opting to end their marriage, many of them business owners. A divorce is an emotionally and financially difficult time as it is, but for business owners, it has the potential to undo all of their hard work and put the company in financial trouble. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at a few of the ways a family lawyer in London can help business owners during the difficult time of divorce. Divorce Can Have a Huge Impact on Your Business’ Future The future of your company is paramount to make sure that your hard work and money up to this point aren’t wasted, but also because you won’t have your former spouse’s earnings coming into a collective pot. A divorce will have a...
London Divorce Solicitors Can Make Divorce a Less Painful Experience

London Divorce Solicitors Can Make Divorce a Less Painful Experience

Going through a divorce can be an extremely tough time for anyone. With such massive changes going on in your life, it’s important to seek legal counsel. Your choice of divorce solicitor is vital for many reasons, as their actions can make the experience far less painful. For many people, getting married is the happiest day of their life. Of course, this makes divorce — and the realisation that their marriage has come to an end — one of the saddest and most painful experiences they’ll go through. Even for couples who have already accepted that the marriage is over, the process of divorce can still be very strenuous due to the stress and often hostility of dividing up assets. This is often the worst aspect of divorce rather than the expected heartbreak. Throughout a divorce, though, it’s vital to stay positive and look ahead to the future. A happy and fruitful future is possible, but it can rely on you getting a fair share from your divorce. London divorce solicitors are among the best in the world, meaning that you’ll not only be in safe hands throughout this tough period, but you can rest easy in the knowledge that better times are ahead. London Divorce Solicitors Have Seen it All Before The UK’s capital is a hub for businesses and professionals from Britain and all over the world. This is no more apparent than in the legal profession, where around three quarters of the UK’s lawyers operate in Greater London. With such fierce competition, it not only means that London lawyers are the best of the best, but...
How The Legal 500 Family Law Rankings Work

How The Legal 500 Family Law Rankings Work

The world renowned ranking system includes some big names, so what does it take to make the cut? The Legal 500 is a ranking system recognised the world over. From Nottingham, to London, to New Zealand, lawyers from the Legal 500 are making a splash. The ranking carries weight because of the names associated with it. As a result, when KMJ solicitors made the Legal 500 Family Law ranking, it was a big moment for us. Though, it’s more than just the names that give the Legal 500 Family Law ranking its reputation. The way the ranking is made assures a quality selection of some the industry’s very best. The Legal 500 Family Law Ranking Is Based on Expert & Client Opinion Getting a ranking system right is a difficult thing. When academic experts were asked to rank the UK’s best Prime Ministers, the answers were very different to when the general public was asked to do the same thing. The public’s answers matter, but so too do the answers of experts. The best ranking system combines the best of both. The Legal 500 does exactly that. As well as using its expert team to analyse the case work and legal practice of a law firm, the Legal 500 Family Law ranking is made by asking thousands of ex-clients for their views on a given law firm. Law Firms in the Legal 500 Ranking Can’t Rely Only on Past Achievements A great business is always looking towards the future and acting accordingly. The same principle applies to legal practices and the Legal 500 Family Law ranking places great emphasis...
Why KMJ Is The Best Family Law Solicitors in London

Why KMJ Is The Best Family Law Solicitors in London

It’s a bold claim, but it’s one which we can back up with our years of experience and service At KMJ Solicitors, we have been offering legal advice for every conceivable family issue for years. As such, we are proud of the high-quality service we provide. In fact, we’re so proud of it that we can confidently state that we are the best family law solicitors in London. Why Is Being The Best Family Law Solicitors in London So Important? With London home to 75% of all of England and Wales’ lawyers, being the best family law solicitors in London is no mean feat. It makes sense that so many of Britain’s lawyers would operate in London. After all, with the population of the nation’s capital continuing to rise, it’s a competitive place to do business. Why wouldn’t a lawyer want to work in the world’s most influential global city? Hence, being the best family law solicitors in London not only makes us the best family solicitors in the country, but it also means that our family law services are renowned on an international level. Of course, we don’t just say this absentmindedly. We say it because we deliver results for our clients and because we have experience and praise to back up our reputation. So, here are a few reasons why we claim to be the best family law solicitors in London.   1. An Enormous Wealth of Knowledge Above all else, what you are paying for when you hire a family law solicitor is advice. Yet, without years and years of legal knowledge behind that advice, it’s...
5 Ways a Family Lawyer in London Can Help You

5 Ways a Family Lawyer in London Can Help You

There’s nothing wrong with a family needing professional help; that’s why family lawyers in London exist When people think of family lawyers, they often have a narrow-minded idea of what a family lawyer does. Divorce and childcare arrangements can sometimes be difficult things, but that isn’t the only service a family lawyer in London can offer. Family lawyers in London can offer a wide range of legal services. What’s more, these services aren’t just for families who are looking to break apart in some way. Rather, there are many things which a family lawyer in London can do to help your family stay together. 1. Cohabitation Agreements for Unmarried Couples There are no two ways about it; unmarried couples need cohabitation agreements. Without one, unmarried couples can spend decades together without any legal protection whatsoever. Marriage offers both parties in a relationship certain legal protections should anything happen. Cohabitation agreements can be created so as to emulate those same legal protections for unmarried couples. For example, if an unmarried couple buy a home together and don’t have a cohabitation agreement, that relationship can end with one half of the relationship winding up with nothing. It’s because of this that gay marriage rights are so important. It’s also for this reason that cohabitation agreements are so important and why unmarried couples should approach a family lawyer in London before they move in — or buy a house — together. 2. Civil Partnership Services Since the UK introduced same-sex marriage in 2014, the number of people engaging in civil partnerships has decreased dramatically. This makes perfect sense, of course. Given the choice...
The 3 Best Divorce Lawyers in London’s History

The 3 Best Divorce Lawyers in London’s History

London is a busy city with a long, interesting and sometimes sad history of divorce London is home to nearly nine million people, is nearly 2,000 years old, and has been a major seat of power for the Romans, the Anglo-Saxons, the Tudors, and the Victorians alike. With all those people going through so much political and financial stress for almost two millennia, it’s no wonder that there have been so many famous divorce lawyers in London. Here’s a quick look and the three best divorce lawyers in London. 3. The Divorce That Changed the Course of History — Henry VIII No discussion of the history of divorce in London would be complete without mentioning Henry VIII. After all, his divorce from Catherine of Aragon in the 16th Century was the reason that England turned from a Catholic country into a Protestant country. While the Protestant Reformation was happening over the rest of Europe, Henry VIII had successfully — and violently — quelled the murmurs of a similar revolution in England. He was absolutely opposed to Protestantism. That is, of course, until he wanted a divorce. After a letter to the Pope asking for a divorce within the Catholic church was rejected, Henry VIII formed the Church of England. He then divorced Catherine of Aragon and married Anne Boleyn within this new church. The result of this messy and monumental divorce was an influx of Protestant immigration to the UK, a break with the Catholic Church in Rome, and a new religion. While Henry may not have been a legal expert by any stretch of the imagination, he deserves...
Does Politics Affect Relationships? Ask a Divorce Solicitor in London

Does Politics Affect Relationships? Ask a Divorce Solicitor in London

The past few years have lead to some seismic changes in the global political landscape, so it’s worth asking how relationships have fared in all of this At first glance, it appears as if politics and romance often have nothing to do with each other. Any divorce solicitor in London will be able to tell you that the vast majority of marital friction comes from issues relating to other factors, primarily money. However, when politics does affect relationships, it can affect them deeply. What’s more, politics affects relationships in ways which people aren’t often consciously aware of. Political “Mixed Marriages” Despite living in a multicultural age, most people still tend to marry someone with the same ethnicity as them. What’s perhaps even more surprising is that the trend is even more pronounced in politics. In the US, only one in ten married couples are “mixed” marriages between Republicans and Democrats. There are likely many reasons for this. After all, politics is essentially about what rights and freedoms people should have or not have. If a couple can’t find a way to see eye to eye on that front, it can be hard to plan a life together or raise a family. The evidence suggests that, for 90% of people in America, this is all so hard that people don’t bother. Instead, they opt to marry someone who they already agree with. Alongside this, it’s also important to consider that your lifestyle already says a lot about your politics. In the US, there is a strong correlation between certain kinds of jobs and certain political views. Some of these correlations...
Why We Made the Legal 500 Family Law Rankings

Why We Made the Legal 500 Family Law Rankings

We’re proud to be included the rankings for the legal 500 family law, but we didn’t get there by chance The Legal 500 Family Law rankings have been around for years, making sure that the best solicitors in the UK are recognised for the great work they do. We at KMJ Solicitors are very happy to be a part of those rankings. So how did we do it? 1. We Offer Quality, Up-to-Date Legal Advice The law changes. Sometimes, it changes dramatically in a short space of time. Consider Ireland’s laws on homosexuality. Until 1993, the act of homosexuality was illegal. By 2015, gay marriage was fully legalised. As such, the best law firms are the ones that change with the law. Legal advice offered 30 years ago can be worse than useless if the laws have changed. That’s why the Legal 500 Family Law only contains those practices and individuals who make sure that they have a deep understanding of the law as it is in the present. This is to make sure that the best quality of legal advice is offered. In the Legal 500’s own words, only those “who are providing the most cutting edge and innovative advice” make the cut. 2. We Pride Ourselves on Our Past and Present Achievements The Legal 500 Family Law rankings and the Legal 500 Ranking, in general, are not just based on recent work, but on a practice’s historical track record. This makes a lot of sense. For example, Yahoo’s past achievements are much more impressive than its recent lacklustre work. To make the Legal 500 Family Law, a practice’s whole...
5 Reasons to Visit a Family Lawyer in London and Insure Your Marriage

5 Reasons to Visit a Family Lawyer in London and Insure Your Marriage

Considering a trip down the aisle? Make sure you also make a trip to a family lawyer in London. Draw up a prenuptial agreement to keep you and your family safe against the future. Gone are the days when a trip to their divorce lawyer in London to draw up a prenuptial agreement was something only done by the rich and famous. Either that, or they were marrying someone in a considerably different wealth bracket to them and wanted to make sure they were marrying them for the right reasons, à la Hugh Hefner and Crystal Harris. Prenuptial agreements had a stigma attached to them; so much so that the prenup blowup has become a TV trope, significant enough to be anything from an episode of a series to an entire film plot. No longer is a prenup such a taboo, however — and quite rightly so. It’s common sense. Now that equality is finally catching up and powerful, wealthy women are becoming more commonplace, a prenup has never been more important. Whether you’re a male, female, or a same-sex couple, here’s why a prenuptial agreement is always a great idea. 1. Steel Yourself Against a Custody Battle Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie reportedly had a cast-iron prenup when it came to their property portfolio and shared wealth, but custody over their children wasn’t so easy to decide on. After fighting for months for 50% custody, it wasn’t until the couple decided to work together for what was best for the children and put aside their own differences that this was settled. If you plan on having children, or...