Our family law solicitors in Birmingham have experience in a wide range of family matters, such as child adoption, divorce, civil partnership, children alimony, human rights, to name a few. Comprehensive legal advice and assistance are provided to those interested in solving family matters of any kind.
Family law cases we can deal with
Besides the above-mentioned aspects for which you can receive legal advice, we can also help you with prenuptial agreements, judicial separation, family financial disputes, or cases that require the protection of children. Our team of family law solicitors in Birmingham will act in the best interest of the family and persons who present us their cases.
Is it hard to get a divorce?
A divorce can be settled in an amicable manner or in the court of law if the parties involved cannot agree on the new terms and conditions after separation. Here are extra details about the divorce procedure in UK:
- You can end a marriage with the help of separation instead of a divorce;
- A marriage can be annulled in UK, especially if we talk about persons who were engaged in such a relationship with force or threats;
- The divorce process begins with evidence referring to adultery, family violence, or desertion;
- Once the custody and alimony are settled by both parties involved, the divorce procedure can commence.
Our family solicitors in Birmingham can suggest a divorce in an amicable manner, in order to benefit from a simple separation process. However, we can represent you in the court of law throughout the entire procedure if the couple cannot settle an agreement.
Child custody and support – What you need to know
According to the Child Custody Law, parents have the right to join the custody and take care of the children after a separation or divorce. Custody refers to the place where the child or children will live with each parent, after separation. In the case of joint custody, both parents will take care of the children and spend equal time with them. Also, the parents will be implicated in every life decision involving the children. This is normally the amicable procedure referring to child custody, however, if the parents cannot decide on the living and education arrangements, the case goes to the court of law where the authorities will settle the custody and child support. We remind that the authorities will act in the best interest of the children, and mediation will be the first step after separation. If you want to know more about child custody and alimony, please feel free to get in touch with one of our family law solicitors in Birmingham.
Short facts about pre-nuptial agreements
Before getting married, some couples will have to decide on whether they need a pre-nuptial arrangement or not. This means that all personal assets, money, possessions, and properties are protected in the case of a divorce or legal separation. Even though this is a sensitive topic and couples will rather not talk about it, especially if the divorce comes into discussion, it is recommended to pay attention to a pre-nuptial agreement and see how personal belongings can be protected. For example, persons owning a company are suggested to sign a pre-nuptial agreement and make sure their assets are protected right from the start before they get married. A family solicitor in Birmingham will tell you more about these aspects and about how such an agreement can be exactly the type of protection you need. We also mention that pre-marital arrangements are not enforceable in the UK, nevertheless, couples might want to consider this aspect and try to protect their belongings. Here is what a couple should consider when signing a prenup agreement:
- The arrangement must be completely understood by couples;
- A family law solicitor in Birmingham will create the pre-nuptial agreement;
- Prenups must be made in a fair manner and not signed under pressure.
We have gathered some facts and figures about families in UK, information provided by the Office for National Statistics:
- Around 19.2 million families were registered in UK in 2019;
- 27.8 million is the number of households in UK;
- 2.9 million is the number of lone-parent families in UK, as statistics say for 2019;
- London has the lowest proportion of one-person households, about a 24% rate.
Persons who want to know more about Family Law in UK are invited to contact us. Please feel free to discuss all your related problems with our family solicitors in Birmingham and find out the ways in which we can provide complete legal advice.