New Year, New Chapter? A London Divorce Solicitor Can Help You in 2020

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For many of us, a new year — or, in this case, decade — is an ideal opportunity to make resolutions and implement life changes. For some, this comes in the form of a divorce. Discover how a London divorce solicitor can help you in 2020.

Although there’s no doubt that a divorce can be a very challenging experience, due to both the emotional and financial strain, the end result is something that people in unhappy marriages benefit from significantly. If for whatever reason, your marriage has broken down, divorce offers both you and your spouse a way to begin a new chapter and move on with the rest of your life. And what better time to do so than the start of a new year?

In this post, we highlight a few of the ways a top London divorce solicitor can help you to achieve a resolution that suits your needs.

How to Find a Family Lawyer Who Suits Your Needs

When it comes to such an important decision and a legal process that will alter the course of your life, it’s essential to seek the advice and guidance of an experienced divorce solicitor. The process of finding a top divorce lawyer isn’t one that should be rushed, as it’s crucial to find someone who not only has the skills and knowledge required but also an approach that suits your needs.

The latter is especially important because every divorce is unique, so the style of approach will need to suit your personal situation and budget and achieve a final resolution that you’re happy with. To ensure that you find a family lawyer who ticks all the boxes, it’s a good idea to shop around, rather than choose the first divorce solicitor you stumble upon. 

At KMJ Solicitors, we offer a free no-obligation consultation to allow potential clients to see how one of the best family law solicitors in London operates and, more importantly, to ensure that they feel comfortable with our approach before moving forward with the divorce process.

London Divorce Solicitors Are Among the Best in the World

When choosing a family lawyer in the UK, geography and numbers play a pivotal role in the decision-making process. Around 74% of the solicitors in the UK reside in and around London. This sheer volume not only makes it a highly competitive place for a London divorce solicitor, but it also means it’s the ideal place to find a high-quality legal professional.

Statistics alone tell us that many of the best family law solicitors are in London, so if you’re shopping around for a top divorce lawyer, it’s worth checking out the UK’s capital. The divorce process and the outcome will have a noticeable impact on your life, so it’s crucial that your legal representative is of the highest quality. Fortunately for you, our experts are vastly experienced in all areas of family law and can help you today!

Professional Advice During and After Your Divorce

A bespoke family lawyer is skilled in navigating the rules, regulations and paperwork involved with a divorce. They will also prove to be an essential resource for advice. With many years of experience under their belt, having dealt with the various challenges of many different cases, a divorce solicitor is a brilliant person to seek guidance from. 

The insight and knowledge of a family lawyer is a very beneficial resource to have at your disposal during such a difficult time. Although the primary goals are ensuring you get your fair share of the matrimonial assets and that any children are prioritised throughout, picking your solicitor’s brain is a great way to tackle both current and future issues that relate to your divorce. 

Get a Fair Divorce Settlement

During a marriage, you and your spouse will have accumulated a wide range of shared — or “matrimonial” — assets. This can include money, property, cars, shares as well as items such as furniture. Before you finalise your divorce, these assets will need to be divided between both parties in a settlement that the court deems to be fair. Although the starting point for a divorce settlement tends to be a 50/50 split, there may be specific aspects of your divorce that alter how the assets are divided. An example includes deciding who gets the house, which is often the most complicated hurdle. 

The division of assets is typically the most stressful and hostile stage of a divorce, so the divorce solicitor in your corner needs to possess the knowledge and experience to negotiate a favourable financial settlement. If they don’t, you run the risk of losing valuable assets and receiving substantially fewer funds, while poor advice or handling of a divorce could impact other important aspects, such as rights to your children and the ownership of your shared business. 

Avoid Unnecessary Delays

The breakdown and subsequent end of your marriage is a difficult experience for obvious reasons, but the completion of your divorce offers a sense of relief that’s rare during such an emotionally challenging time. Post-divorce life is an ideal opportunity to embrace the next chapter of your life, so finalising your divorce without unnecessary issues or delays is always a bonus.

A bespoke family lawyer will be efficient, preventing delays from incorrectly filled-in forms or the failure to provide crucial information. Your divorce solicitor will take care of all the items that can prove to be the most stressful or confusing, such as paperwork, and ensure that everything runs smoothly and as swiftly as possible.

Why Choose KMJ Solicitors?

Every divorce is different, so you need to find a divorce solicitor who suits your needs and available budget. At KMJ Solicitors, our team of vastly experienced family lawyers endeavour to provide a service that’s bespoke as well as cost-effective.

Following your FREE no-obligation consultation, our experts will establish the services you require and provide a clear idea of how much it will cost. They’ll also give you regular updates on any costs that arise throughout your divorce to keep you in the loop and help you avoid any nasty surprises later on.

KMJ Solicitors is also a Legal 500-ranked family law firm. The Legal 500 was originally published in 1988 and has gone on to become a prestigious survey of the UK’s legal market. As a Legal 500-ranked firm, our team have established themselves as family lawyers who provide services of the highest quality

Are you looking for a fresh start in 2020? At KMJ Solicitors, our team of skilled and knowledgeable family lawyers can guide you through the divorce process to seek the best possible financial and personal resolution. Get in touch today to schedule a FREE no-obligation 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.