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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...
A Divorce Lawyer in London’s Advice for a Successful Second Marriage

A Divorce Lawyer in London’s Advice for a Successful Second Marriage

Making a second trip down the aisle? The common understanding is that second marriages can be more complicated and the odds of lasting are against you, but is this accurate? How do you make sure that a second marriage is also your last? A lot of anxiety is tied up in the concept of a second marriage. Resistance to a second marriage isn’t uncommon thanks to the idea that your first marriage “failed”. This concept isn’t helped by the Press, either, who like to propagate the idea that we have a far higher divorce rate than is actually the case. In the UK, we’re actually quite good at second marriages. In fact, they’re more likely to last than the first ones. This is great news for those of you who are about to tie the knot for the second time and are having pre-wedding jitters. How do you make it last and beat the odds of divorce on your second attempt? As divorce lawyers in London, we’re uniquely placed to witness the lifespan of marriages, from prenup to divorce, and what goes wrong — or right. Follow this advice and raise your chances of making your marriage work this time around. Learn From the Mistakes You Made in Your First Marriage They say practice makes perfect — and a lot of divorces these days are due to marrying young. Marrying while in your early twenties means that you’ll be going through a lot of growth and life changes together, so you need to be growing and changing in roughly the same direction. If you divorce, understanding and taking responsibility...
New Year’s Resolutions for a 2017 Divorce

New Year’s Resolutions for a 2017 Divorce

If you’re in the process of a divorce, then the prospect of the New Year may not be much to look forward to. Here are some New Year’s Resolutions from our divorce solicitors to make things a little easier. 2017 Divorce Resolutions From Our Team of Divorce Solicitors Divorces can be messy, emotional, expensive, and time-consuming. If your 2016 has ended with your divorce being filed, then it’s highly likely that the thought of 2017 isn’t a happy one. From reconnecting with old friends to starting new hobbies and rediscovering things you used to love, there are so many ways to you turn your divorce into something to — if not look forward to — then at least not dread. Here are our top New Year’s Resolutions to make your divorce this year a little bit easier. 1. I Will Be Respectful of My Ex In Front of the Children This isn’t to say don’t be truthful in front of your children. It’s important that children understand what’s happening when their parents divorce. Crucially, they need to know that it’s not their fault. What you must avoid is putting your child in the middle and badmouthing your ex in front of them. Yes, you and your ex-partner may both have made mistakes, but they’re still the loving parent of your child. As tempting as it might be, resist the urge to get your child to take sides and separate your ex’s role as your husband or wife from their role as a parent. 2. I Will Look After Myself and My Needs Divorce is incredibly stressful, and everyone has their...
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...
What Can a Family Lawyer in London Do for You?

What Can a Family Lawyer in London Do for You?

If you’re going through a divorce, then a reputable family lawyer in London is invaluable. But what other services does a family lawyer in London offer? London may no longer be the world’s most expensive city since the Brexit vote earlier this year, and the fall of the pound, but it’s still expensive enough to make protecting your assets more than a small priority. Using a Good Family Lawyer in London Whether you’re considering marriage or civil partnership, setting up a house with your significant other, or embarking on the long and emotional process of a separation and divorce, a family lawyer in London can do so much more for you than you may have realised. Legal issues regarding children For all matters involving children, from dealing with arrangements for the time children spend with each parent and finance for children to child abduction cases, a family lawyer can help. With more child arrangement cases than ever in England and Wales, finding the best divorce lawyer in London to help you` could be one of the most important decisions you ever make. An experienced divorce lawyer in London will also be able to assist you with cross-boundary disputes and any international relocation of children that might occur after a separation or divorce. If you’re separating from your partner and need advice on assets abroad, or the complications involving division of assets when there are children and child arrangement (commonly known as “custody”) issues involved, a family law solicitor is in a position to advise you on the best course of action. Pre-nuptial agreements With pre-nuptial agreements becoming both more...