Not every disagreement within the family needs the intervention of a lawyer. Sometimes it can complicate an already tense situation. But during divorce or separation, if there is a dispute over access to children or the division of assets of a marriage, guidance from an experienced family law solicitor helps in several ways. Our divorce lawyers in London are highly experienced in a range of cases involving divorce proceedings and implementing effective dispute resolution to keep your case out of court wherever possible.
At Van Eaton Solicitors in Streatham Hill, we provide objective and practical advice for clients going through divorce or separation. We help to reduce the acrimony and stress that accompanies a distressing period for all parties.
A Personal Approach To Divorce And Separation
Clients benefit from our personalised approach to providing advice. We endeavour to work extremely closely with family clients. Our team aims to be a source of reassurance and support throughout the legal process. Family law work by us is focused on:
- Divorce settlements, division of assets and maintenance — Our divorce lawyers in London have extensive experience investigating the financial disputes and affairs of spouses and partners. This ensures that any financial settlement is fair and reflects the true status of divorcing or separating individuals. Our experienced family lawyers can guide you through the divorce process.
- Mediation — Where possible, we will try to resolve disputes through mediation, using independent mediators.
How Much Will It Cost?
We know that the financial implications of a relationship breakdown are of huge concern to clients. To put you at ease, we offer a free initial consultation to advise you of the legal options available to you. While we work for you, our divorce lawyers in London will act with caution before incurring any expense. They will always be completely transparent with you about the cost of any steps we take on your behalf.
Family Law Ancillary Relief
Ancillary Relief, or Financial Remedy proceedings in England and Wales is the process where the financial arrangements of a divorcing couple are formalised in the form of a court order. Either one of the parties to the marriage can file an application for Ancillary Relief at the court.
Are Prenuptial Agreements Legal in the UK?
A prenup in UK law is not automatically legally binding but will usually be upheld by a court so long as it meets the qualifying criteria, which have been set by the Supreme Court and further reviewed by the Law Commission.
To have the potential to be recognised as binding by the Courts, the prenuptial agreement must be freely entered, made well before the marriage takes place with both parties to the agreement having obtained independent legal advice.
The agreement can be related to one specific asset being excluded from the ‘marital pot’ upon divorce or can relate to several assets being ring fenced and again not being treated as part of the ‘marital pot’.
To contact us, call 0208 769 6739 or contact us online. Our divorce solicitors will arrange an initial free consultation to assess your case and explain the available legal options.