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family legal help

Family Legal Help

If you are involved in family court proceedings it is imperative that you understand the different sources of family legal help, advice, and support on offer. ‘You need to seek legal advice’ is often a scary sentence to be the receiver of. Your separated spouse may have served you court documents urging you to get legal assistance from a qualified lawyer/family solicitor. Despite the scaremonger it is always useful...

family law in the uk

Family Law in the UK

The primary sources of law in relation to marriage, marital breakdown and the welfare of children is found in Acts of Parliament. Common law forms the basis of the legal system of England and Wales. The Acts of Parliament are applied and interpreted by the Higher courts to create legal precedent.  The following two acts serves as the core legislations for Family Law in the UK; The Matrimonial Causes...

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McKenzie Friend Law

Family law court proceedings tends to be a stressful experience, even if you have a regulated UK family law lawyer or solicitor. Not everyone has the financial resources to hire legal counsel. More often the only option is to represent yourself in court. If you find yourself as a Litigant in Person, it is imperative to have someone who can support and encourage you in the process. It makes...

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Court Family Law

Court family law help resolving family law issues and covers disputes relating to divorce and separation including financial settlements, arrangements for children, adoption, surrogacy, domestic violence, and international family law. Wills and inheritance disputes also fall under court family law. Although each family is unique the dispute scenarios tend to be familiar seen from a court family Law’s prospective. The family courts consist of The County Courts and Magistrate...

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Family Law Solicitors In UK

There are many things to figure out and do when preparing for divorce. Finding the right solicitor amongst the many Family Law Solicitors in the UK is one of them. A good and trusted McKenzie friend can also help you to find the right family law solicitor in London for you. There are many experienced McKenzie friends out there that know the process you are about to encounter and...

What is a McKenzie friend and how can they help you in court?

Anybody going to court is entitled to have somebody with them giving support and assistance. So it was held in the legal case of McKenzie -v- McKenzie (1970) 3 WLR 472. The issue was where one party was unable to pay further solicitor fees but the other party was legally represented, leaving the case on an ‘unequal footing’. I experienced this in 2013 representing myself in court. Arguing that...

Finding a Good Family Law Solicitor in London

If you are dealing with divorce, separation or custody matters and looking for a Family Law solicitor in London to assist you, prices normally start around £210 per hour and up. For big central London law firms, it is not unusual to see fees commencing at £450 per hour. Your divorce costs can therefore easily get into the £1000’S by the time you are in court. The areas and...

Family Courts London

Family courts London are courts where marriages, civil unions and divorce are decided. Family law in the UK  deals with different legal matters related to family life. These family courts can be found across England and Wales. In family courts all parties are represented with an expert family lawyer on each side. The family lawyer plays an important role in this case as he or she tries to represent...