Family Law and Divorce

What is a family law solicitor?

A family law solicitor handles issues related to a family relationship primarily divorce and separation as opposed to employment law solicitors Reading who help employees and employers. They practice family law and so, they help individuals dealing with stressful situations and conflicts. This can occur in front of a judge through a court case, or through an alternative form of dispute resolution, negotiation, and other ways depending on the situation.

What areas of law does a family law solicitor handle?

Divorce

Unfortunately, some marriages go south, calling for nullity or divorce proceedings. Divorces can be complex and stressful for any couple and it is imperative to work with a legal representative with proper experience in this field. From sorting out child care to financial agreements, divorce is a domain that calls for tact and professionalism.

Cohabitation

While this can be exhilarating, there are several things to bear in mind when considering moving in with a person. A family lawyer will walk you through the available options, helping you gain clarity over who is responsible for what in terms of finances and all other legal issues that come with living with another individual in the same house or apartment.

Children and guardianship

As legal experts who deal with family law, we know the complex nature of the laws surrounding children. In this field alone, you may have to deal with adoption, foster care, surrogacy, care proceedings, and much more. Whether it is protecting the safety of the young ones or you require guidance and support, a professional family law solicitor can help you understand this often complex subject.

Domestic Abuse

When facing domestic abuse, it is imperative to work fast and safely to make sure that the victim is able to lead a life free from fear. Usually, it is necessary to provide instant care and services to those living with a physically, mentally, or emotionally abusive partner. By dealing with a team specialising in this field, you will be able to garner the best advice for your situation.

Name changes

A family court can help you or your children with name changes. In situations where the child is in the care of the mother following a divorce, it’s not uncommon for them to seek a surname change for both of them.

Responsibilities of a family law solicitor

With knowledge of areas handled in family law, you might be asking about the responsibilities of solicitors in this field. Here is what you should expect when you hire a family law solicitor.

  • Provide advice on the best solution including your legal rights in terms of your situation.
  • Advocate on your behalf and deal with the adversary system.
  • Seek the best outcome for you and make sure people’s needs are met within reason.
  • Provide expert services and ensure that your case has the best outcome.

Hiring a family law solicitor

You may be asking why you need a family law solicitor, thinking that you and your partner can handle the dispute resolution process yourselves. However, things are not always easy, especially if you do not know your legal rights. With your property and family on the line, it is always best to hire a family law solicitor. Get one today for the best outcome.

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