It is crucial to engage the services of a professional family law expert when handling delicate issues such as separation and divorce, adoption and probate. At Shortlands solicitors in Paddington, we have built up many years of experience dealing with exactly these type of legal issues. We know how to work with all parties to secure the best possible outcome for our clients and their loved ones.
Shortlands is a specialist family law firm with offices in the Paddington area, covering London and its surrounding areas. We have more than ten years’ experience helping families and individuals with issues around divorce and separation, child-related arrangements around access and financial support, probate, Wills and other aspects of family law.
Our professional team of family solicitors will work closely with you to resolve your issues, whether that is through mediation, collaboration or through the legal courts system. We can help you understand where you stand on a particular matter and support you throughout your case to protect the safety and welfare of any children involved, as well as handle the redistribution or protection of any financial assets, properties or business interests.
If you and your partner have reached the stage in your relationship when you are considering separation or divorce, it is crucially important that you understand your rights and responsibilities throughout the process. As specialist divorce lawyers, we can help you with mediation and negotiations, as well as work towards finalising your divorce as quickly as possible and with the minimum of pain and stress.
Our team of divorce law solicitors have many years of experience handling separations of all natures and know how to handle more sensitive areas such as access arrangements for any children involved, alimony settlements and the handling of any pre-nuptial paperwork. Whatever your situation is, we can help you navigate your way through your separation or divorce.
You might want to come to an agreement for the child arrangements or any financial settlement with your spouse but they are being purposely difficult to speak to. We are here to help with our mediation services.
This procedure provides a framework for the discussions with your spouse to move forward. They are usually done in 3 to 5 sessions as we aim to provide a good environment to achieve your goals and needs.
Our mediation solicitors remain neutral during the process and cannot provide legal advice to you or your spouse. We can only advice that you seek help from your individual lawyers to create a legal and effective agreement at the end of the mediation process.
Whether you are in need of advice from a child custody lawyer or wish to understand how to protect and provide for your children after a divorce or separation, Shortlands can offer you professional advice and support. As a children and families law firm of some standing, our expert teams have built up an extensive knowledge of the law pertaining to children and young people and can help you navigate your way through any legal issues and complications.
We can also work with families going through the process of fostering or adopting children to ensure a smooth transition into family life. Shortlands also has experience helping clients with legal matters around international child protection and access arrangements involving two or more countries or legal jurisdictions.
At Shortlands we put our clients’ interests and feelings ahead of all other considerations, working to ensure that their family-related dispute or legal matter is resolved as quickly and effectively as possible. Our professional, yet compassionate approach offers peace of mind and helps our clients get through some of the more difficult times in their life more easily, as well as put plans in place to safeguard the future for themselves and their loved ones. We offer a fixed-fee, initial consultation, so pick up the phone today and find out how your family law solicitors in Paddington can help you.
Are you looking for a top-performing, compassionate family law firm in Paddington? Look no further than Shortlands and our team of experts, ready and waiting to work closely with you on your individual legal issues and concerns.
A family law solicitor handles issues requiring legal intervention or advice relating to the family, such as divorce, adoption and fostering or probate. They provide expert advice, arrange mediation, oversee paperwork and support the client and provide input into any associated court cases.
Every UK family solicitor law firm will have its own schedule of costs that you can request when you first get in touch with them. Costs will be based on the level of expertise of your allocated solicitor, their time and resources spent on your case and any additional expenses that come up as the case progresses.
Legal Aid is usually granted to people who would not otherwise be able to afford legal fees to pay for expert representation in court. It is only granted after a set of specific circumstances and assurances are met.
Many family law firms offer online consultations, particularly since the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic which has increased the scope of remote services for many sectors across the UK, including law. Speak to your family solicitor to find out how they operate online.
The first thing to do when contemplating divorce is to engage the services of a good family law solicitor. Next, make sure you have all relevant financial information to hand and have given serious consideration to access, living arrangements and finances pertaining to any children, minors or vulnerable people who may be involved.
No. You are able to divorce in the UK as long as you or your spouse have been resident here for at least one year before starting your case, or you and your spouse are domiciled in the UK.
– A divorce petition
– Original Marriage Certificate, with translation if appropriate
– A fee
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