Divorce and Separation
No matter where you are in the process, from considering a split to much further down the line, it is always worth having a conversation with a lawyer. We are often told by our clients that they wish they had got in touch sooner, so please take advantage of our free 30-minute consultation.
Civil Partnership Dissolution
If your Civil Partnership is breaking down, it is worth getting some legal advice so that you can understand your rights and what to expect.
If you are not married but want to formalise arrangements in a legally binding document or are married and do not want to divorce or dissolution yet, we can help you to formalise a separation agreement, which is particularly important when children are involved.
In order to properly look after the child in my care I need the legal authority to make major decisions concerning their welfare, such as choice of education or religion and consent to medical treatment. I do not have this authority at the moment.
Working out the finances following the breakdown of a relationship can be a very stressful situation. We’ll make sure that we explore every avenue to get you the settlement you deserve.
Money can be a very emotionally charged subject, so it’s worth understanding both people’s views on it before getting married. If you decide that a ‘pre-nup’ is right for you then you can get it in place and then forget about it.
If you are planning to purchase a property or other assets with your partner its worth considering a co-habitation agreement, to cover what will happen if your situation changes in the future.
Planning for the future
The subject of death is one that many of us don’t want to think about, especially the death of a loved one. Putting a Will in place is the only way to ensure that your wishes are carried out after your death.
Probate is the process involved in dealing with a person’s estate after their death. We can establish whether a probate application is needed, and manage this through on your behalf.
Lasting Power of Attorney
This allows you to appoint the people you trust to make decisions with you (if you still have mental capacity) or on your behalf if you are unable to make decisions in the future. This is a different document to a Will, however they are often put in place at the same time when planning for the future.