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Why Hire a Divorce Lawyer in London if I’m Not Getting Divorced?

Why Hire a Divorce Lawyer in London if I’m Not Getting Divorced?

Think that divorce lawyers in London only deal with the breakdown of marriages? Then think again — we’re so much more than that. Handling divorce proceedings and everything related to the breakdown of relationships is certainly an important aspect of the job for a divorce lawyer in London, but it’s not all we’re about. From the early stages of starting your lives together to the next step of marriage, we help couples create futures together — not just help them separate their lives. If you’re wondering what a family lawyer in London can do for you, other than divorce proceedings, we’re here to talk you through why you need a divorce lawyer in London — even if you’re not getting divorced. Moving In Together? A Cohabitation Agreement Can Save You Trouble Down the Road Cohabitation before marriage has increased by 900% in the past 50 years. Two-thirds of marriages now take place between couples who’ve been living together beforehand for an average of 31 months. ‘Living in Sin’ may no longer be a consideration when you’re working out the cons of moving in together, but what if it doesn’t work? Many people use moving in together as a ‘trial run’ for marriage, or even to replace marriage entirely, but this can often mean they neglect to take the proper legal precautions. There are many ways in which the law regards couples living together as different to couples who are married. If you’re planning on putting in any financial investment into your relationship — such as a mortgage together or having one person as the breadwinner, or if you’re planning...
Advice from Family Lawyers in London: Is Divorce Mediation Right for Me?

Advice from Family Lawyers in London: Is Divorce Mediation Right for Me?

Starting your divorce proceedings and wondering what the best method for you is? Here are the questions to ask yourself if you’re unsure of the difference between litigation and mediation, and which family lawyers in London is right for you. Getting divorced isn’t easy; just like people and relationships are different, all divorces are different. Even though you may have friends and family who have been through the process before you, your experience will be unique in a number of ways. For this reason, it’s crucial to make sure you choose the method of divorce that best suits your situation. Mediation can be a great way to avoid conflict with your ex, or it can be a road to disagreement and a battle that would have been better off overseen by a judge. So is it the right method for you? Here’s how to decide. What is Mediation Divorce? The Family Lawyers in London Guide There are four main types of divorce: litigation, mediation, collaborative and DIY. Each of these also have variations of their own; what the majority of people understand to be mediation is actually known as evaluative mediation. In evaluative mediation, an impartial third person, like a divorce lawyer in London with mediation training, meets with both parties to hear what they disagree about. The mediator then meets with both parties individually, often multiple times. A mediator does not develop leanings either way and is not there to make orders, find faults or determine resolutions. This is a key difference between mediation and arbitration. The focus of mediation is to find a mutually beneficial solution that...
International Divorce Advice: The Complete Guide to Child Arrangements

International Divorce Advice: The Complete Guide to Child Arrangements

Divorce, when it involves assets and children is one thing, but add multiple countries into the equation and it becomes a whole other headache. Here’s our international family law advice for child arrangements when you live in different countries, to make it as simple as possible. If you’re getting a divorce in London and splitting your one home into two, relocation of one party may become an issue. If you’re both planning on staying in London, your children will have nothing more than a trek across London each week or two to see their other parent. If it’s a different part of UK, then it’s still just a train journey. However, what if one parent wishes to return to their home country, or move to a different country for business or pleasure? Hopefully, with the help of a family lawyer in London offering neutral advice, you can settle something that suits both parents and is in your child’s best interests. If your divorce is less than amicable, however, further complications may arise. Is there a difference between EU and International divorces? At least while Britain remains part of the European Union before Article 50 is triggered, EU regulations and the Hague Convention provide protection to keep children in their country of residence. If and when Article 50 is triggered and the EU regulations put in place by Brussels are no longer there, there’s the risk that divorce within the EU will become expensive and time-consuming. Much like international divorce is at the moment, where the parents are moving between multiple divorce courts because there is no one overruling set...
Family Lawyers in London: How to Choose the Right Divorce Lawyer

Family Lawyers in London: How to Choose the Right Divorce Lawyer

If you’re about to go through a divorce, you’ll almost certainly need a family lawyer to handle your divorce. However, how do you choose the right family lawyers in London? Depending on the circumstances of your divorce, you’ll need to take different things into consideration, such as whether there are children involved, or whether your marriage has been abusive. A divorce is far from the only time when you might need a family lawyer. Perhaps you’re starting a new life with your partner, either through marriage or cohabitation, and you want to draw up a contract or arrangement that will keep both of your assets protected in the event of something going wrong. Talk to plenty of family lawyers in London — don’t choose the first you talk to There are a few methods to finding the contact details of the best family lawyers in London. You can take to Google, of course, or you can ask around and get recommendations from your family and friends. With London being the divorce capital of the world, it’s almost certain that you know a few people who have been down this road already. Every case is different and no two divorces are the same, so word of mouth recommendations are only useful to a certain point. Meet with at least three London divorce solicitors before deciding which to go with, and make sure they’re registered with Legal 500, the leading guide to law firms in the UK. Not all of us can afford to put together a super-team of top lawyers in the way the Angelina Jolie is currently doing in the...