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Why We Made the Legal 500 Family Law Rankings

Why We Made the Legal 500 Family Law Rankings

We’re proud to be included the rankings for the legal 500 family law, but we didn’t get there by chance The Legal 500 Family Law rankings have been around for years, making sure that the best solicitors in the UK are recognised for the great work they do. We at KMJ Solicitors are very happy to be a part of those rankings. So how did we do it? 1. We Offer Quality, Up-to-Date Legal Advice The law changes. Sometimes, it changes dramatically in a short space of time. Consider Ireland’s laws on homosexuality. Until 1993, the act of homosexuality was illegal. By 2015, gay marriage was fully legalised. As such, the best law firms are the ones that change with the law. Legal advice offered 30 years ago can be worse than useless if the laws have changed. That’s why the Legal 500 Family Law only contains those practices and individuals who make sure that they have a deep understanding of the law as it is in the present. This is to make sure that the best quality of legal advice is offered. In the Legal 500’s own words, only those “who are providing the most cutting edge and innovative advice” make the cut. 2. We Pride Ourselves on Our Past and Present Achievements The Legal 500 Family Law rankings and the Legal 500 Ranking, in general, are not just based on recent work, but on a practice’s historical track record. This makes a lot of sense. For example, Yahoo’s past achievements are much more impressive than its recent lacklustre work. To make the Legal 500 Family Law, a practice’s whole...
Why Choose a Divorce Lawyer in Fitzrovia?

Why Choose a Divorce Lawyer in Fitzrovia?

If you’re on the hunt for the best divorce lawyers in London, then here are some excellent reasons to choose a divorce lawyer in Fitzrovia. Fitzrovia, tucked away between Marylebone, Bloomsbury and Soho, is a peaceful and attractive area of London with a rich history. When in Fitzrovia, you walk in the footsteps of bohemian characters such as Virginia Woolf, George Bernard Shaw, and Arthur Rimbaud. Since the eighteenth century, Fitzrovia has helped a host of different communities flourish, including French, Italian, Greek, German, Nepalese, and Bengali. This has given it a vibrant and multicultural feel, even before London was known the international capital of multiculturalism that it is today. Rich history aside, when choosing a firm from the best divorce lawyers in London to handle your legal requirements, there are many reasons why you should choose one in Fitzrovia. A Divorce Lawyer in Fitzrovia is Perfect if it’s Your Postcode If you live in Fitzrovia, or in the area, then hiring a local divorce lawyer is perfect. Not only will you not have to commute across central London every time you want to discuss something, but a divorce lawyer in Fitzrovia is much better equipped to understand your assets and finances. You wouldn’t hire a taxi driver to sail your boat, so why hire a lawyer who isn’t familiar with your situation and assets? Fitzrovia is a well connected part of London, meaning that even if you don’t live locally, you don’t have to travel far to reach us. Thanks to our quiet neighbourhood, even though we’re in the thriving heart of London, you can still step out...
Divorce Advice: 5 Ways to Remain Civil During a Divorce

Divorce Advice: 5 Ways to Remain Civil During a Divorce

Divorce places a lot of strain on those involved. The process is made more challenging when the two parties hold anger and ill feeling towards one another. It may be easier said than done, but remaining civil during a divorce is the best way to ensure that pain is kept to a minimum. Follow our divorce advice to see if you could benefit from keeping things amicable. Avoiding bad-mouthing your spouse in front of your children As tempting as it might be, avoid talking negatively about your spouse in front of your children. This affects them more than you might think and any messages that are passed on to your spouse could lead to arguments. You might be trying to win your child over by bad-mouthing your spouse, but think carefully before doing this. You should also keep your negotiations away from your children. Divorce affects younger children differently to adolescents, but both experience anxiety and stress. The uncertainty of losing parental stability is worsened when those two parents are constantly bickering in front of them. Don’t use divorce to get revenge Although the circumstances of your separation might have caused anger, don’t use divorce to get revenge on your spouse. As divorce lawyers, we advise against trying to “get even” or make amends for the past. In reality, a good-natured divorce is better for everyone involved. It will cause you both less stress, leave you in a more financially stable position and will not burn the bridges you took so long to build. Give yourself an outlet Getting wrapped up in the divorce process can leave you feeling...
The Dangers of Getting Divorced Without a Divorce Lawyer [+ infographic]

The Dangers of Getting Divorced Without a Divorce Lawyer [+ infographic]

Getting divorced can be stressful, confusing and emotionally draining. Some people think that going through the process without a qualified divorce lawyer will save them money and hassle, but the reality could be quite different. Hiring a Divorce Lawyer in Fitzrovia Hiring a divorce lawyer in Fitzrovia — such as ourselves — could be the difference between a smooth, satisfying settlement and a drawn-out, painful experience. If you aren’t using lawyers and can’t agree on a settlement, you could ask the courts to decide for you — but what if their decision is not favourable to you? In this blog post, KMJ Solicitors look into the pitfalls of a DIY divorce. When a Good Relationship Turns Sour The main reason people get divorced without a family lawyer is that the two parties get along reasonably well. It might also be that there are no complicated issues to resolve, such as child arrangements or property rights. In these cases, divorce negotiations might start off pleasantly, but could soon descend into chaos. The pressure that divorce puts you both under is immense, which can have implications in the negotiation phase. Until you sign a legally-binding consent order, your agreement may be subject to change. It only takes a few words from a concerned friend to make your spouse rethink the settlement you both agreed on. This could mean having to start discussions all over again, adding to the stress of an already difficult time. Paperwork and the Risk of Making Mistakes The amount of paperwork involved in a divorce is another aspect that couples often fail to consider. With so many things...