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The practice has a specialised team with a detailed knowledge of this complicated area of the law. Michelle Atherton's’s expertise is recognised by her Law Society Family Law accreditation.
Family law continues to evolve in response to a changing society. Today, it covers issues affecting co-habitees as well as married couples and is extending into new areas of pre-nuptial and living together agreements. At the same time, greater emphasis has been placed on counselling as a first step towards saving relationships.
Has your relationship reached a crisis? If so, you will probably have a multitude of concerns about the welfare of your children, what happens to your home and financial arrangements for the future.
By talking to a family law specialist you will have a clearer view of the available options. This, in itself, may help to reduce your anxieties. Sometimes a resolution can be achieved through counselling, but where this is not possible, Ilett & Clark Solicitors can take the necessary legal action:
Should there be any delay by either you or your spouse, unforeseen events or contested issues this will involve extra work. In this case we will give you an estimate of what any extra costs are likely to be.
Payment: We can accept payment by cheque or debit/credit card.
For many couples 'living together' has replaced the traditional marriage. But how does this affect your rights? For instance, there could be important legal implications if property is in a sole name. There could also be complications if assets need to be divided in the future. By seeking advice and creating either a Living Together Agreement or a Trust Deed, many of these problems can be avoided before they occur.
This is an increasingly popular and practical way of reaching a clear agreement over the division of assets if the relationship fails.
This Act has many complex provisions requiring interpretation by a legal specialist. For example, if a child is born outside marriage, parental responsibility is with the mother and father, but only if the father’s name appears on the birth certificate.
If circumstances demand, emergency injunctions can be sought to protect children and family members against the threat of violence or abduction.
Contact: Michelle Atherton