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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...
A Divorce Lawyer in London’s Advice for a Successful Second Marriage

A Divorce Lawyer in London’s Advice for a Successful Second Marriage

Making a second trip down the aisle? The common understanding is that second marriages can be more complicated and the odds of lasting are against you, but is this accurate? How do you make sure that a second marriage is also your last? A lot of anxiety is tied up in the concept of a second marriage. Resistance to a second marriage isn’t uncommon thanks to the idea that your first marriage “failed”. This concept isn’t helped by the Press, either, who like to propagate the idea that we have a far higher divorce rate than is actually the case. In the UK, we’re actually quite good at second marriages. In fact, they’re more likely to last than the first ones. This is great news for those of you who are about to tie the knot for the second time and are having pre-wedding jitters. How do you make it last and beat the odds of divorce on your second attempt? As divorce lawyers in London, we’re uniquely placed to witness the lifespan of marriages, from prenup to divorce, and what goes wrong — or right. Follow this advice and raise your chances of making your marriage work this time around. Learn From the Mistakes You Made in Your First Marriage They say practice makes perfect — and a lot of divorces these days are due to marrying young. Marrying while in your early twenties means that you’ll be going through a lot of growth and life changes together, so you need to be growing and changing in roughly the same direction. If you divorce, understanding and taking responsibility...
Why Hire a Divorce Lawyer in London if I’m Not Getting Divorced?

Why Hire a Divorce Lawyer in London if I’m Not Getting Divorced?

Think that divorce lawyers in London only deal with the breakdown of marriages? Then think again — we’re so much more than that. Handling divorce proceedings and everything related to the breakdown of relationships is certainly an important aspect of the job for a divorce lawyer in London, but it’s not all we’re about. From the early stages of starting your lives together to the next step of marriage, we help couples create futures together — not just help them separate their lives. If you’re wondering what a family lawyer in London can do for you, other than divorce proceedings, we’re here to talk you through why you need a divorce lawyer in London — even if you’re not getting divorced. Moving In Together? A Cohabitation Agreement Can Save You Trouble Down the Road Cohabitation before marriage has increased by 900% in the past 50 years. Two-thirds of marriages now take place between couples who’ve been living together beforehand for an average of 31 months. ‘Living in Sin’ may no longer be a consideration when you’re working out the cons of moving in together, but what if it doesn’t work? Many people use moving in together as a ‘trial run’ for marriage, or even to replace marriage entirely, but this can often mean they neglect to take the proper legal precautions. There are many ways in which the law regards couples living together as different to couples who are married. If you’re planning on putting in any financial investment into your relationship — such as a mortgage together or having one person as the breadwinner, or if you’re planning...
What is the Legal 500 Family Law and Why Does it Matter?

What is the Legal 500 Family Law and Why Does it Matter?

Trying to decide on a divorce lawyer in London, but not sure who to choose? The Legal 500 family law is a key factor in making your choice. Here’s why you should always check if your solicitor is Legal 500 approved. Choosing a London divorce lawyer when you’ve decided to get divorced is complicated and stressful at the best of times. This person will be a key part in separating two lives who have spent years living together as one. So how do you choose a lawyer? Do you go to the first person you know who’s divorced and ask for their lawyer’s number, or do you research meticulously until you find the lawyer for you? The simplest way is neither of these. It’s option three: look in the Legal 500 family law section for a lawyer who fits your needs. Here, we talk about what the Legal 500 is and why it should be your first stop when you’re looking for a divorce lawyer in London. If You Want a London Divorce Lawyer Recommendation, It’s the Only Place to Go Just like no two people are the same, no two divorces are the same. Divorce rates aren’t even close to 50% — a debunked statistic anti-marriage people are fond of rolling out — but if you don’t know someone who’s been divorced, you probably live on a desert island. Despite the temptation, though, don’t run to them for a recommendation when your own marriage is on the rocks. Reasons for divorcing can vary drastically. Infidelity? Financial reasons? Domestic abuse? Irreconcilable differences? Whichever your reason, it’s unlikely to be...
London Divorce Lawyers Talk Stats: How Can I Lower My Odds of Divorce?

London Divorce Lawyers Talk Stats: How Can I Lower My Odds of Divorce?

It’s a dog-eat-dog world out there. With these tips from some of the best divorce lawyers in London, you can keep your chances of a successful marriage as high as possible. With divorce rates higher than ever, divorce solicitors in London like us see a constant footfall coming through our doors. Nobody wants a marriage to end this way, so we’ve put together our top five statistical reasons of what causes divorce, to try and give you a better chance of resisting scratching that seven-year itch. Some may even surprise you, as they’re not as simple as resisting your neighbour’s coquettish advances. However long you’ve been married — whether you’re just down the aisle or thirty years in — there’s always room to learn and improve. Keep these tips in mind to make sure your relationship is a fine wine improving with age; not a supermarket-brand Pinot Grigio that turns to vinegar. Communicate, Communicate, Communicate We’ve said communicate three times, as it’s undoubtedly the foundation which can make or break any relationship. It’s cited overwhelmingly as the most common grounds for divorce, followed closely by conflict resolution issues. If you go into a relationship thinking you have strong communication, never let that falter. As you grow and change together, so will your relationship and your communication needs. When you first get to know each other, you’re constantly spending time together. However, as you marry, have children and fall into a routine, spending time together as a couple becomes secondary to the life you’re both living. Make sure to air grievances, spend time alone together and address issues as they...