Family Law Solicitors in London
In England, disputed matters pertaining to a person’s matrimonial life are resolved according to family law. From divorce to pre-nuptial agreements, domestic abuse to adoption, family law covers every aspect. These laws are quite difficult to understand therefore, individuals facing domestic issues need advice from trusted and experienced solicitors. The team of family law solicitors in London at Fadiga & Co is perfect in this regard.
Fadiga & Co’s team of qualified family law solicitors are aware of the sensitive nature of Family proceedings, especially when children are involved. We make a concerted effort to offer solutions that minimise the strain on our clients.
Why Choose Fadiga & Co Family Law Solicitors?
You must consult Fadiga & Co’s family law solicitors in London for all domestic issues/disputes as we offer confidential advice to every client with efficient and effective representation. Our team includes specialists in Family and Child Care Law and are capable of dealing with all sorts of family related matters. Some of the distinct features of our services include:
- Our priority is to pay attention to detail and ask about all aspects of your case in order to find out best possible way to resolve your problem
- Whether negotiation, conciliation or application to the courts, we can manage everything with perfection
- We are the experts in resolving family disputes and also encourage out of court resolutions instead of litigation
- On the other hand, we are fully equipped to guide our clients if court proceedings are to be initiated and inform them about most appropriate method of achieving the desired outcome from the case
- We offer fixed fees and extremely varied range of services
The Areas of Family Law we cover
- Whether you are married or are in a civil partnership, a relationship breakdown is equally devastating, difficult to handle and confusing for both parties
- Fadiga & Co’s family law solicitors in London are available to clarify all your concerns with respect to your children, home and/or financial matters that will have to be decided in case of a separation
- With our help you can get expert legal advice to help you choose the right process for resolving your issues and decide about the best possible solution for you and your family
What is adoption?
It is a legal procedure through which all parental responsibility is transferred from the biological parents of a child to the adopters. At the end of the procedure the child becomes part of the adopters’ family and acquires the same rights as the adopter’s biological children.
Who can apply for adoption?
The application for adoption can be filed by an individual above 21-years of age and there is no upper age limit. Only those couples/parent(s) can apply for child adoption who can provide permanent, caring and stable home environment.
The adoption order can only be made by a court. The effect of the order is that the birth parents cannot assert or enjoy legal rights and responsibilities for the child and these rights/responsibilities are transferred to the adoptive parents. After the court has made an adoption order, the child will become a legal, full member of the adoptive family and will take the surname of the adoptive parents. The child will enjoy similar rights and privileges as the natural biological children of the adoptive family.
For adoption, the child should be:
- Below the age of 18 at the time of the making the adoption application. The child has not previously been involved in a civil or marital relationship
- Birth parents must mutually give consent to the child’s adoption
- If the birth parent(s) or guardian is not found or not capable of giving consent and delay in adoption poses a risk to the child’s welfare then consent will not be required
- To acquire legal advice the applicant will have to provide evidence of to support a claim of domestic abuse.
- As evidence, the victim(s) may have to disclose injuries or conditions inflicted by domestic abuse if the abuse has been physical
- Domestic abuse could be physical, psychological, mental, sexual, emotional and/or financial
- Courts, health professionals, social services, domestic violence support services, multi-agency risk assessment conference (MARAC) and/or a refuge manager can be contacted for evidence
- To apply for a non-molestation order or to start divorce proceedings do contact Fadiga & Co’s family law solicitors in London immediately
What is a Separation Agreement?
Separation Agreement or Deed of Separation is basically a written agreement between couples who no longer wish to live together. Through this agreement, both the partners will be able to sort out issues of personal life and agree upon different associated matters such as children, properties, money and/or other assets. This agreement clearly sets out what is expected from each of the partner after they stop living together so that there is no uncertainty in difficult times. Separation agreement is the best solution if the couple chooses to separate only instead of filing for a divorce
- Divorce petition has to be based upon any 5 potential facts if the couple is legally married and four if they are in a civil partnership
- The couple must show that the relationship has irretrievably broken down based on one or more of the following facts: Adultery, Desertion, Unreasonable Behaviour, 2 years separation with both parties consenting to a divorce or 5 years separation.
- Living apart for five years makes you eligible for filing for a divorce even if your spouse doesn’t agree with it
- Also called prenup, a pre-nuptial agreement is signed by a couple before they marry and their assets become matrimonial assets
- This agreement sets out guidelines and rules according to which they would like to divide their assets in the event of a divorce
- It is unfortunate but true that around 50% of all marriages result in a divorce and in such a situation the family courts are required to re-distribute the family assets. Hence a prenup is so important
- The agreement is very helpful in avoiding all the hassle at the Family Court as well as preventing unpredictable, unfair and uncertain decisions from the Court.
Ancillary Relief | Financial orders
- In a situation where your marriage or civil partnership has come to an end, there will be various financial decisions to be made
- These decisions may include dividing matrimonial assets such as family home(s), savings, vehicle(s), possessions, property and also pensions
- Rights regarding children will be settled according to a Child Settlement order
- If the couple fails to mutually reach an agreement over these matters they will be left with no other choice but to seek legal guidance and apply for financial order at the court
Our Family Law Solicitors in London has the experience and know how to assistance you. Call us now on 0208 762 2617 or 0208 5349429.