FAMILY LAW

Our team of solicitors are well trained and possess wide range of experience in advising and representing clients in marriage, civil partnerships and unmarried couples, cohabitation, legal separation, divorce, financial claims and pre and post nuptial/civil partnership agreements. Our solicitors recognise the precarious and difficult situation that come with matrimonial matters and therefore retain empathy while providing professional advice to clients. We also make referrals to relevant professional individuals and bodies where unable to advise.

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DIVORCE

One of the main areas our solicitors are specialised in is assisting clients in getting a Divorce in England or Wales. We do recognize that the process of divorce is very stressful and emotional. Our solicitors are well trained to manage sensitive matters that may arise due to the divorce process.

In order for you to commence divorce proceedings, you are required to be married for at least a year before you can apply for a divorce. Once the divorce process has been instituted, you are not free to remarry until the divorce process is complete, i.e. you have received the Decree Absolute.

There is only one ground for a divorce which is that the marriage irretrievably breakdown. You can show evidence of an irretrievable breakdown of the marriage including the following:

  • Adultery
  • Unreasonable Behaviour
  • 2 Years Separation with Consent
  • 5 Years Separation
  • Desertion

We offer clients detailed and client tailored advice at an early stage to ensure that the reason for divorce is appropriate and all court documents are properly completed to avoid delays in the process.

Further, or team of solicitors will assist in the following:

  • Taking precise and detailed instructions so that we understand your needs
  • Preparation of petitions or responses to petitions
  • Submitting relevant proceedings to courts on your behalf
  • Corresponding with the relevant authorities throughout the proceedings on your behalf
  • Advising on deadlines and stages of the proceedings from the start to the end
  • Ensuring that even after the matter has been exhausted, our office remains as a point of call for any further advice.

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Legal Separation

The legal separation allows you to live apart, without divorcing or ending a civil partnership.
The reasons for separation are similar to those of divorce such as adultery or unreasonable behaviour. However, the main grounds for divorce “that the marriage has broken down irretrievably” does not need to be met.

Examples when you can apply for a legal separation is when you have religious reasons against divorce, you’ve been married less than a year or just want time and space to work out if you want to end the marriage.

Our team of solicitors will assist you with advice with diligence ensuring that you understand the process and you have a peace of mind during the proceedings.

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Civil Partnership

A civil partnership is a legally recognised relationship between two people of the same sex. A civil partnership can only be recognised if it is registered with the relevant authorities in the UK. Once registered it confers the same rights and responsibilities as a marriage. This means that it can be ended in the same way as a marriage.

Our Team of solicitors will assist to advise on how to register a civil partnership as well as how to end the same. The team will also advise on rights and responsibilities of such a partnership.you’ve been married less than a year or just want time and space to work out if you want to end the marriage.

Our team of solicitors will assist you with advice with diligence ensuring that you understand the process and you have a peace of mind during the proceedings.

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Unmarried Partners

Unmarried partners are described as a couple living together in a relationship similar to a marriage even if not married. Unmarried couples do not have the same rights as married couples. Therefore, it is advisable to consider entering into a contract with your partner to decide how money and property should be divided if you should separate. These are known as “Separation Deeds” or “Cohabitation Contracts“.
Our team of solicitors will provide you detailed advice on your rights based on facts provided by you about your relationship with your partner. We will assist you to draft the appropriate documents to protect your interests should you separate.

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PRE-NUPTIAL AGREEMENTS

We advise and prepare Pre-nuptial or Pre-marriage agreements between the couples who wish to protect their investments acquired prior to the marriage contract.

Even though these agreements are not enforceable in the UK, they play an important role in determining the intention of the couple if the matter needs to be resolved in courts of law.

Our team of solicitors can assist to prepare the agreements and advise on all other rights that relates to such agreements.

CONTACT ORDERS

If you have difficulties in accessing your child living with your ex-partner after separation or divorce, Terence Ray Solicitors legal team is experienced in making applications to the court for you to resume your relationship with your child. Contact us for further information.

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