The domain of family law solicitors
Family Law – Solicitors
Family law is a large part of the body of rules and regulations that make up UK law. Family life is considered to be such an important part of our society, not just in the security and development that it provides to children but also as a major driver of the economy. There are unfortunately a lot of situations where the conflicts and disputes that arise in a family setting need outside help. These are the situations in which a family law solicitor can be called in.
Family law is concerned primarily with both the rules and laws governing how families operate but also the procedures and agencies that are actively involved in the day to day lives of most families as well. These outside actors can be solicitors who are brought in to settle specific disputes or they can be government agencies that regulate on family matters.
Perhaps the largest area of family law is concerned with the disintegration of the family unit. It is estimated that around a third of marriages in the UK are now ending in divorce, and while the process itself is not complex, a solicitor will provide each party with stability. The breakup of a marriage, especially if there are children involved, can be very emotional and people tend to get possessive and accusatory. The level head of a family law solicitor can help the process to proceed along lines that while painful, are not unnecessarily destructive.
Related to this part of family law is the large body of procedures to help deal with those children who do find themselves caught up in the middle of a breakup. Family law solicitors can help conflicting adults come to private agreements about the future of their children’s care. If a private agreement cannot be reached the solicitor will direct the adults towards the Child Support Agency, who will facilitate an agreement. Similar measures can be enacted for the victims of domestic abuse.
Family law solicitors in the UK do not just deal with divorce, abuse and neglected children; there are many beautiful and wonderful arts of being part of a family group. The law surrounding marriage and civil partnerships comes under the wide remit of UK family law and therefore family solicitors. Solicitors can help couples who are having issues with fertility or are looking to adopt and begin their own families. There is also the issue of the legal need to register the birth of a newborn child within 42 days of its birth and a whole host of other issues the advice and expertise of a family law solicitor can be of enormous help.
Becoming a family and starting that journey is never going to easy and family law solicitors can provide the objectivity and the experience that a lot of people simply do not have when they begin a family. UK family law is there to provide people with help and assistance, and somewhere to turn, during the whole process of family life.
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