FAMILY LAW SERVICES
Family law matters can be highly emotional. Dealing with divorce, child arrangement disputes, and other family issues can be made much easier if you have the correct legal advice from the outset.
Many law firms claim to be experts in family law, but at LS Legal, we can truly state we are specialists. As a niche practice, we major in family and immigration law. Still, crucially, we understand how these practice areas interact with matters such as international divorce, child abduction, adoption and surrogacy.
Our multi-lingual team provides honest, professional, discreet service to every client.
We also offer our clients 'unbundled services' Our firm prides itself on being accessible to clients of all financial means. This allows clients to pick the services they need legal assistance with, paying only a partial retainer. Most law firms require clients to pay a full retainer and have the solicitor manage the cases from start to finish. We provide the flexibility for clients to choose the particular aspects of their case they need legal advice and representation for. This provides a cost-effective way for clients to obtain expert legal advice.
To obtain trustworthy, responsive, swift family law advice, please call our London office on +44 (0) 208 1445588.
Our team can assist you with matters relating to:
• Child Arrangement Orders
• Financial Settlements
• Domestic Violence
• Prenuptial, Post-nuptial and Cohabitation Agreements
• Child Abduction
• International Adoption
Divorce is one of life's most stressful events. Our team can provide you with compassionate, sensible advice and ensure your best interests are protected throughout the process.
You may not need legal advice and representation for the entire divorce process. However, if a dispute develops around the arrangements for your children or financial settlement, we can provide cost-effective, expert guidance and organise robust representation if the matter proceeds to court.
Child Arrangement Orders
Most couples who separate can work out arrangements for their children amicably themselves. However, if a dispute arises, we can assist you in working out a solution by using non-confrontational methods such as round-table meetings and mediation.
If you are required to go to court to obtain a Child Arrangement Order, we can work with specialist family law barristers to put together a robust case in your favour and to protect the best interests of your children.
Working out the financial settlement following a divorce has the potential to cause major disputes between a couple. We are focused on protecting our client's best interests and ensuring the financial settlement they receive is fair. If your spouse is hiding or disposing of assets, we can arrange a freezing order to prevent this. We will ensure all the factors under the Matrimonial Causes Act (section 25) are considered by the court.
Domestic violence can affect anyone, regardless of their socio-economic position. We can assist you with obtaining a non-molestation and/or occupation order. We can also put you in touch with support groups who can help you and your family with moving to a safe environment.
Prenuptial, post-nuptial and cohabitation agreements
If you are planning to marry or move in together, a prenuptial or cohabitation agreement can set out how your wealth and assets will be divided should you separate in the future. A post-nuptial agreement is the same as a prenup; however, it is drafted and signed after the couple has married.
We can advise you on all aspects of any type of family law agreement. Not only can we complete the drafting for you, but we can also provide comprehensive advice on any agreement you are being asked to sign to ensure it is in your best interests.
If your child has been taken to another country without your consent, our lawyers can provide you with immediate advice on how to have them returned. Whether your child has been taken to a country that is a party to The Hague Convention or one that is not a signatory and has no bilateral agreements regarding the return of abducted children to the UK, we can assist you. Our multi-lingual team also have a strong knowledge of immigration law, which we can utilise to have your child brought back to the UK.
If you are adopting a child from abroad, you will need the advice of an experienced immigration and family law expert. We specialise in both areas of law and can provide responsive, helpful advice throughout the entire process. This includes ensuring your child can enter the UK and become a British Citizen.
Although surrogacy is not illegal in the UK, the law is undefined and can result in distressing situations. A mother is defined as a person who gives birth to a child, regardless of whether she is genetically related to the baby. Anyone who enters into a surrogate arrangement in the UK must apply for a Parental Order to become a legally recognised parent; the birth mother's consent is always required.
Due to these complexities, many couples who struggle to conceive are choosing to use a surrogate from overseas. If you go down this route, you will need to ensure your child, who will be born in a foreign country, can gain entry clearance into the UK.
Our multi-lingual lawyers can assist you with all legal matters relating to domestic and international surrogacy. This includes assisting you with bringing your baby back to Britain and acquiring citizenship.
To find out more about how we can assist you with your family matters, please call our London office on +44 (0) 208 1445588 or email us at email@example.com