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While this is our company motto, we truly believe that when you are going through a family law matter, you need expert guidance and the reassurance that your solicitor is on your side. This challenging time may be filled with anguish and uncertainty, so the team at KPL are here to ensure you and your families interests are the priority.
Family law solicitors
Divorce and separation can be incredibly challenging, whether proceedings are amicable or not. Our personal and confidential service will give you the confidence and peace of mind you need right now to help you move forward. Based on our years of experience and insight, we know emotions will be running high, and issues may cloud your judgement, however, at KPL Solicitors, we will help you to make the right decisions at the right time.
At KPL Solicitors, we offer expert divorce and family law advice. We advise on divorce, civil partnership dissolution, separation, parental issues, cohabitation issues, and property and financial matters.
We know that family law can be costly, but we pride ourselves on advising all our clients on the most cost-effective way to proceed. Our fees are transparent, and any additional costs are discussed before any action being taken to ensure you do not receive any unexpected charges.
The best way to prevent a dispute is to put your intentions in writing first. We can help you create a cohabitation contract which manages the interests and assets of all parties involved. From initial conception to execution, we can offer practical solutions to unique situations for every family.
At KPL Solicitors, we understand the challenges that arise from the lack of legislation in specific circumstances. Despite more couples choosing not to marry, the legislation to protect unmarried couples and their children is sparse.
Disputes can arise over property ownership, childcare and residency in the most straightforward cases with many other varied and challenging issues emerging once emotions and money combine.
Talk to one of our team today, and we can advise on the best way forward to protect you and your family’s interests.
Financial Matters & Divorce & Separation
When a couple commences divorce proceedings, all income and assets of both parties are quantified, and then an agreement must be made on how they should be split, as well as other concerns, such as how the cost of school education will be met. At this stage, and agreement can be made on important decisions such as the payment of spousal maintenance, child support, transfers of property and pensions. An agreement will follow, or a court order where an agreement cannot be made.
Difficulties can arise in financial negotiation following separation. There is often conflict over whether assets should be regarded in law as “matrimonial” or “non-matrimonial,” i.e. whether or not they come under the type of asset that should be divided equally in a divorce, or those that belong separately to the original individual owner. The process of reaching a financial settlement varies depending on a number of factors; often financial settlements can be reached by negotiation, however, where there is a disagreement, it may be necessary to settle financial matters in court.
The following are some of the ways we can help you to prevent financial issues in marriage/partnerships:
Deeds of Separation
Divorce proceedings may not be right for you and your spouse, but choosing to separate can be the first step. Making a Deed of Separation is a formal document which lists all the financial arrangements you both agree. It also details relevant information to the separation, including dates, names, property and assets. Signed by both parties, the deed can form the basis of a court order (though it is not legally binding).
Prenuptial Agreements are a good way for couples to agree from the outset on financial matters should the relationship end. Although prenuptial agreements are not legally binding, they are increasingly being recognised by the courts as being of importance. You can decide on the division of assets and property and agree on any financial provisions to be made.
Cohabitation agreements are a way for unmarried couples to protect themselves from litigation and dispute should their relationship come to an end, and will include agreements on areas such as property rights, joint property, financial support and child care. If you would like to know more about how we can help to arrange an agreement for you and your partner, contact us today.
Relationships do not come with a health warning but we can help you with whatever you are facing. If you are looking for advice on divorce, separation or prenuptial arrangements, contact our experts today. Our solicitors always act for clients in complete confidence, and we aim to exceed our clients’ expectations by offering thorough, expert legal guidance, paying a high level of attention to detail in everything we do. We work hard to keep our clients informed every step of the way, and will always be upfront about fees or any costs that may arise throughout the process.
Whatever your situation, we know the legal ramifications of divorce or separation can be overwhelming. At KPL Solicitors, we offer a listening ear, sound advice and the legal expertise you need to protect yourself and your future.
Our friendly team are on hand to help you every step of the way with the uppermost discretion and confidentiality.
Call our team today on 0203 875 5090 or book a meeting online.
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