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Prenuptial Agreements

A prenuptial agreement can help to avoid costly and contentious divorce proceedings. This vital document details how finances will be divided after a divorce and can be personalised to reflect a couple’s circumstances.

A prenuptial agreement is useful for any couple but is prenuptial_agreementsparticularly important if parties have significant or complex interests or assets, or have children from a previous relationship.

Our team of specialists can assist and advise you on all prenuptial agreement matters. We can draft a new prenuptial agreement on your behalf or can check or amend an existing prenuptial agreement to ensure its validity and fairness. If you are already married and want to safeguard your finances we can also draft a similar document called a postnuptial agreement.

Cohabitation

A cohabitation agreement can provide future financial protection for an unmarried couple living together. Currently in English law they have no automatic right to any financial relief or inheritance in the event of a split or death. This essential document can outline many things including how assets or interests will be shared upon separation, how bills or debts should be dealt with and what should happen to property. They can be personalised to fit you and your partner’s requirements, wishes and needs.

Our expert team can advise you upon and draft a cohabitation agreement or check or update an existing agreement to ensure its fairness and legal validity.

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Annulments

An annulment is an alternative to divorce and also allows a couple to legally end their marriage. An annulment is only available in certain circumstances and those wishing to seek an annulment should always obtain legal advice. An annulment entitles a spouse to the same financial rights as a divorce would.

Our skilled specialists can advise and assist you with the annulment process and help to determine whether an annulment is appropriate for you. We can also represent you in court if this is necessary.

If you would like to discuss an annulment, please contact us.

Judicial Separation

A Judicial Separation is somewhat similar to a divorce in that it allows a couple to formally separate and gives them financial rights against one another. The crucial difference however, is that it does NOT end the marriage. This makes it suitable for those who cannot divorce for religious reasons but require financial support upon separation and can no longer live with their spouse.

Judicial Separation is not common so you should consult a solicitor if you think it may be appropriate for you.

Domestic Abuse

Domestic abuse is not limited to physical violence – the courts can also help protect you from emotional and financial abuse. Domestic abuse can affect men and women from any background. Those experiencing relationship difficulties can often find themselves subject to violent, abusive and/or harassing behaviour from their partner or ex-partner.

Our specialists at Family Law Experts are understanding of the sensitive nature of such situations and can offer you support you through the process of protecting yourself and your family from harm by giving practical and effective advice. Our experts offer a free and confidential initial consultation to all of our clients. We are understanding of the sensitive nature of domestic abuse and maintain our clients’ confidentiality to the highest degree.

What help is available?

Our solicitors can make an application on your behalf for a number of court orders to protect your right to physical safety and peace in your home, which can be put into place immediately.

An occupation order can be used to regulate who lives in the family home and can protect your right to live there even if you are not the legal owner or have made no financial contribution to the property. It can also be used to stop a person entering the vicinity of a property, e.g. a street or housing estate.

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A non-molestation order can be used to prevent a person from behaving in a certain way, e.g. from threatening or using violence, coming near a person or having any contact (except through a solicitor).

We also have experience in obtaining orders under the Protection from Harassment Act which can be used to prohibit harrassing behaviour.

Our team of experts can help you determine what court action may be appropriate for your particular situation and can explain the process and procedures for these legal solutions. We can also represent you in court to help you obtain the right legal remedy to protect you and your family from harm as effectively and efficiently as possible.

If you or a family member are at immediate risk of harm please contact the police.