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International Family Law

International Family Law

When one half of a separating couple decides to move abroad, it most likely makes the healing process a lot easier, but in cases involving children and divorce, it can complicate things somewhat. Many people find it difficult to agree where the child will live and when they will spend time with each parent, so attempting to do so when international relocation is involved is even more complicated. Every divorce case is different. Some are quick and relatively hassle-free, while others are hostile and extremely difficult for everyone involved. It’s for this reason that it’s important to consider every possibility, and your first step should always be to seek international divorce advice from a family lawyer. On this page, we will run through some important things to know about international family law ranging from agreed relocation to child abduction. Taking Your Child on Holiday When you hear the term ‘international family law’, you tend to associate this with relocation to another country, but this also comes into play when a parent wants to take their child on holiday abroad. To some, this may seem excessive, but it’s a necessary precaution to prevent child abduction, which we’ll discuss in more detail in a moment. To take a child on holiday abroad, you must get permission from everyone who has parental responsibility. So in cases where parents share parental responsibility, you will both need to agree before you’re allowed take your child out of the country. If you have a child arrangement order that states the child must live with you, then you’re allowed to take them out of the country...
Child Custody and Support

Child Custody and Support

Divorce with Children: A Guide to Child Arrangements and Financial Support A divorce is one of the most difficult experiences a person can endure, but when children are involved, there’s a greater sense of responsibility and the risk of long-lasting emotional trauma. Child arrangements is a crucial aspect of separation with children, and it’s vital to work closely with your family lawyer to achieve the best possible resolution. Every separation is different. In some cases, both parents are able to agree and be civil for the sake of the children, but in others, the situation can get extremely hostile and more complicated. Either way, making child arrangements is an essential and necessary step to give them a sense of security and peace of mind during a period that can often be very chaotic. Here, we’ll provide a comprehensive, yet easy-to-understand guide to the need-to-know aspects of child arrangements and child support. Do I Need to Go to Court? When divorce and children spring to mind, you tend to picture hostility and disputes in court. But the truth is that you and your partner can avoid a court hearing altogether if you can agree on specific terms regarding your child’s arrangements. Deciding where the child(ren) will live and when they’ll spend time with each parent are the key components of these terms. While this may sound simple, we understand that these are big decisions to make and it’s not always easy to agree. A parenting plan is a written agreement that helps you to establish how your child will be cared for in the future. If you want a legally...
Benefits of Using a Family Lawyer

Benefits of Using a Family Lawyer

Whenever you have an issue or a family matter that requires legal representation, it’s essential to seek the assistance of a knowledgeable and experienced professional. This is even more apparent in situations such as divorce or matters involving children, as the outcome could be life-changing in regards to your personal or financial situation. Here at KMJ Solicitors, our team of London family lawyers specialise in all areas of family law. This means we have a wide range of experience and knowledge at our disposal, having dealt with countless situations involving children and divorce. These scenarios can be extremely stressful for parents, and emotionally traumatic for children, which is why a specialist will prove to be a crucial asset for a swift and smooth resolution. On this page, we’ll highlight a few of the ways you will benefit by using a family lawyer with children and divorce cases. Family Lawyers Have an Empathetic Approach When it comes to legal scenarios that involve your family, there tends to be a greater sense of stress and pressure (the divorce process, for example), which is then massively increased when children are involved. It’s for this reason that your choice of legal representation is so essential, and the way they approach the case and you as a client is a crucial aspect to take note of. Here at KMJ Solicitors, our first step is to listen to what you have to say. We feel this is the best way to fully familiarise ourselves with your situation and to establish exactly what you require from us as your family lawyers. Our team is made up...

Children and Divorce Overview

Arrangements for Children in Divorce or Separation When it comes to couples with children, the complexity of the divorce and separation process can increase.  At KMJ Solicitors, we have a team of London divorce lawyers who specialise in all areas of family law. This includes matters relating to child law. They will be able to assist you with any advice or services you need. On this page, you’ll find an in-depth and easy-to-understand overview of children and separation. We’ll focus on the crucial aspects of making child arrangements if your relationship comes to an end. Making arrangements for your children When it comes to children and separation, the top priority for everyone involved should be finding the best possible outcome for the children. You and your partner will usually be able to avoid a court hearing if you are able to agree on the following: Where the children will live The time they will be spending time with each parent Make an agreement legally binding with a family lawyer Hiring a family lawyer will allow you to define this agreement. This does not necessarily have to be by Court Order. A child should never be used as a pawn and this will help to protect them from any further upset. Mediation will assist you in the agreement process, with the aim of avoiding complications or lengthy court battles. To make your agreement legally binding, you can get your solicitor to draft a ‘consent order’. This legal document will put your agreement into writing and establish where the child will live when they will spend time with each parent, and...