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Divorce and Separation

Cohabitation Agreements

Prenup Agreements

We are but mere human beings and when it comes to matters of the heart, we are so very easily fooled. Does this seem a little bit too familiar? Does it sound a little bit like you? This is because there are thousands of family law problems that people in the UK face every year. What is really harsh about family law problems is that the adverse party is very often someone who was once very close to your heart – perhaps even your former significant other. After all, family law problems encompass matters of marriage, divorce, child custody, and support, as well as cases that involve domestic violence.

With that said, if you happen to be facing some family law problems right now, you can at least rest assured that you are not alone and that help is at hand in the form of a family law solicitor. If you are facing any kind of legal issue that might involve family law, it is always in your best interests to seek the professional legal assistance of an attorney.

Family Law Problems – Should I Seek Out A Solicitor Or A Barrister?

When it comes to dealing with family law problems, you should always seek out a solicitor. This is what solicitors are trained and educated to do in the first place: to deal with clients, to give legal advice, as well as to draft important legal documents. A barrister may indeed be considered to be cloaked with a higher authority than a solicitor, but keep in mind that based on UK legal practice, barristers very rarely, if ever, interact with clients. The barrister’s role is to represent the interests of the client in actual litigation proceedings before the UK Family Court. Dealing with clients and preparing them for trial – as well as to be called upon as witnesses in a case, is always within the field of expertise of a family law solicitor.

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Will My Prenuptial Agreement Be Valid In Court?

Of course, as long as the prenuptial agreement was legally and voluntarily entered into by both parties and there are no provisions in the agreement which are prohibited by law, the court will usually honor the agreement.

However, you should take note that the court will not automatically uphold the agreement and it will be subject to scrutiny. As long as you are certain that there are no anomalies in its execution however, then there should be no problems.

Generally, you will want to enter into a prenuptial agreement before marriage if you want to set out certain rules in order to protect your own finances and property from your would-be spouse. It also makes it easier to separate the properties and finances of both parties in case the marriage does not work out somewhere along the way.

What If I Am A Common Law Spouse?

Legally speaking, there is no such thing as a “common law spouse.” The law does provide certain rights for couples who are cohabiting with each other, but these rights will never be as comprehensive as couples who are in an actual marriage.

If you live, work or commute outwith York and in one of the towns listed above please feel free to contact your local Family Solicitors branch for the very best family law help.

We are a dedicated team with a network of family lawyers with offices throughout the UK, covering all aspects of Family Law, Divorce or Dissolution of Civil Partnership, Residence (formerly Custody) and Contact (formerly access) Disputes, Separation Agreements, Pre-nuptial Agreements and Co-Habitation Agreements, Child Custody, Child Access, Children’s Hearings and Children’s Referrals, Adoption and Surrogacy.
We cover the following areas;
Earswick, Overton, Nether Poppleton, Upper Poppleton, Knapton, Skelton, Rawcliffe, Hessay, Rufforth, Hutton Wandesley, Angram, Askham Richard, Askham Bryan, Copanthorpe, Bishopthorpe, Crockley Hill, Middlethorpe, Fulford, Long Marston, Huntington, Brockfield, Warthill, Holtby, Dunnington, Gate Helmsley, Low Catton, Upper Helmsley, Murton, Bridlington, Heworth, Clifton, Knavesmire, Acomb, Dringhouses, Naburn, Park Estate, The Rise, Osbaldwick, South Bank, Layerthore, Heslington, Foxwood, Comanthorpe, Fulford, Crockey Hill, York, Beverley, Newby, Burnistoyn, Osgodby, Cayton and Seamer.