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What are the Advantages of a Separation Agreement?

What are the Advantages of a Separation Agreement?

Getting a divorce isn’t always the best solution for couples and, in some cases, isn’t possible. A Separation Agreement is an alternative that allows you and your spouse to split your assets and go your separate ways, while still being married. But what are the advantages to drafting a separation agreement and why should you opt for one over a divorce? A divorce can be a stressful time, even when it’s amicable. Couples face the task of fairly dividing any matrimonial assets they’ve accumulated during their time together, such as the family home, joint bank accounts and pensions. Needless to say, if one party doesn’t agree on how these things should be split, it can make the process even more time-consuming, costly and arduous. A separation agreement may be the solution. In this blog post, we look at what a separation agreement is, what its benefits are and in what situations opting for one might make more sense than getting a divorce. What Is a Separation Agreement? A separation agreement is a document that outlines you and your spouse’s obligations to each other during your separation. In this case, a legal separation means you and your partner are separated in the eyes of the law, rather than simply splitting up and still having legal obligations to each other as husband and wife. Drawing up a separation agreement offers you a degree of protection as, while they aren’t legally binding, they can be persuasive in court, should any disputes ever arise of finances, children or during actual divorce proceedings in the future. It’s really down to the couple which obligations...
International Family Law: 3 Things You Must Know About Divorce

International Family Law: 3 Things You Must Know About Divorce

Regular divorces have the potential to be difficult and stressful, to begin with, but international family law comes with additional rules and regulations that can put a few extra spanners in the works. It’s for this reason that working alongside a divorce solicitor who specialises in these types of cases will be vital to ensure the best possible outcome. International family law pertains to the various situations (such as divorce, cohabitation, child law, etc.) that fall under the umbrella of family law, but with the inclusion of a foreign component. Naturally, this will complicate things somewhat as other countries have their own laws, some of which may differ substantially to that of your homeland, making the legal process more complex. Hiring a legal representative, such as a divorce solicitor, is an important first step to ensure you get the best possible resolution. International family law is a specialist skill set that isn’t possessed by all divorce lawyers, but when it comes to cases that involve a foreign element, it’s vital for your choice of solicitor to be adept with these situations. In this post, we’ll take a look at international divorce and highlight a few key aspects that are worth taking note of. 1.  Hire a Divorce Solicitor Immediately When it comes to international family law cases, it’s vital to hire a family lawyer as soon as possible. This will allow you to get the ball rolling as soon as possible, which will prove to be crucial if you have foreign policies to navigate and account for. Communication with your partner will be crucial to ensure that you both...
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...