Family Law Solicitors
Finding the right family law solicitor
While you may come across a number of different family law issues in your lifetime, between getting married and having children, it’s quite likely that you can navigate these areas of law without a family law solicitor.
Having a solicitor to help you would be helpful of course, but a lot of these tasks can be taken care of with care and some family law information.
As a result, the bulk of cases that a family law solicitor will be called upon to handle will likely concern divorce and separation, the proceedings of which are all too frequently fraught with strife and animosity.
When two partners in a marriage battle in court over a divorce, the most commonly disputed issues boil down thusly:
- division of financial assets, including ownership of property and financial maintenance for the other partner;
- children, if there are any, and the custody and visitation rights afforded to each partner.
It is not uncommon for these issues to cause divorce proceedings to grind to a halt, potentially resulting in years of years of expensive and emotionally crippling battle, from which no family member will emerge unscathed.
Fortunately, if you are determined to avoid such difficulty, there is another way to carry out your divorce.
Mediation is an alternative to traditional divorce proceedings. In mediation, a single solicitor acts as an unbiased third party to help both partners come to an amiable agreement regarding their divorce.
This method is likely to be preferable for a number of reasons. It is easier, far less expensive, and while both parties may find that they have to compromise, it can prevent an ugly court battle from breaking out.
Other family law solicitor tasks
Family law solicitors can be called upon to act in other situations, such as establishing cohabitation rights, and acting to provide protection for a partner when they are threatened with domestic violence or abuse.
Regardless of your family law issue, if you feel the help of a family law solicitor is needed, don’t hesitate to act. Try our Find a Solicitor service today.
Share your experiences
Please note: The views expressed in community areas of this site do not necessarily reflect or represent the views of Law on the Web, its owners, its staff or contributors.