Category: Family Law

Not Married with Children: What Happens after Separation?

According to the latest Office of National Statistics (ONS) data, released in 2017, cohabiting couple families were the fastest growing family type in the UK. Of the 3.3 million cohabiting couples, over 1.2 million of these include dependent children. Cohabitation — an arrangement whereby a couple lives together without being married — is becoming increasingly common, however, it’s a divorce myth that English law offers unmarried couples the same rights and claims as married couples after separation. That being said, when there are children involved, the law does offer some protection. The Children’s Act 1989 Under Schedule 1 of the…

Divorce and Children: Child Maintenance Options for Divorcing Parents

When you’re going through a divorce with children, arranging child maintenance is an important step. Find out about your child maintenance options. Getting a divorce is a big step in any person’s life. While some couples choose to stay together and work through their problems for the sake of the kids, in many other situations, it’s much more beneficial to separate. However, arranging child maintenance is crucial — parents are required to pay as a minimum towards the upbringing of any children aged up to 16. In this post, we look at the child maintenance options for parents in the…

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…

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…

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…