5 Ways a Family Lawyer in London Can Help You

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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

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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 between a civil partnership and marriage, most gay and lesbian couples have chosen marriage because of the legal protection it offers.

However, for the many thousands of British couples who remain in civil partnerships, family lawyers in London can offer a range of legal services for civil partnerships. At KMJ Solicitors, we are family lawyers in London who specialise in helping people in civil partnerships achieve the legal protections they need to help them feel happy in their relationships.

3. Childcare Arrangements for Couples in London and across the UK

Childcare is an essential consideration for couples who are beginning some kind of separation in their relationship. Every situation is different and every child is different. A one-size-fits-all policy does not work, and family lawyers in London can provide an immense amount of help here.

Childcare arrangements need to be created with care, sensitivity, and a certain amount of professional disinterest. Without the right family lawyer, emotions and personal interests can get in the way of doing what is best for everyone.

Having made the Legal 500 Family Law rankings, KMJ solicitors is able to offer exactly the sort of calming and neutral advice that a family figuring out childcare arrangements needs.

4. Family Lawyers in London and International Family Law

When it comes to international childcare arrangements, marriage, or divorce, things can get complicated fast. However, thanks to years of experience with international family law, we are able to offer a quality service for couples who need a family lawyer in London to help them navigate global law.

London is a world city and that’s why our base there allows us to provide world-beating international family law services.

5. Financial Services for Families

Divorce can lead to complex financial situations, but that isn’t the only service we offer. The financial side of a relationship can throw up many legal questions, even when the relationship is going well.

So whether it’s for childcare arrangements, financial services, or anything in between, remember that family lawyers in London are able to help families for more than just divorce. Whether it’s because a relationship is ending, or whether it’s because a relationship is becoming more serious, we are here to help.

For a quality service from the best family lawyers in London, don’t settle for anything less than KMJ solicitors. Contact us today for a free consultation.

Clayton spent five years working in family law with a firm in Australia before moving to the UK in 1999. He deals with all aspects of family law, specialising in all family matters, offshore trusts, company structures, international law, prenuptial agreements, high net worth cases and cohabitation law.