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Barrister

10 Reasons You Need a Family Law Solicitor

If you’ve come to the conclusion that you can’t sort out your family issues amicably, then perhaps you need a family law solicitor to help you.
Here are some of the common reasons.
1. Many people will use a family law solicitor when they get divorced. If your marriage has ended, and can’t be resolved, or you don’t want to try and get back together, then you might be thinking about divorce. You’ll want to get the right legal advice, so that you know what to do, and where you stand. Seeking legal advice will help you at this very traumatic time.
2. If you’re not married, and living with your partner and you decide to split up, then you’ll want to know what rights you have, especially if you have children, and you’ll also want to know who gets to keep what.
3. If you do divorce or separate, and there are children involved, you’ll still want to able to see your children if they don’t live with you. Your family law solicitor will be able to help you to arrange time with your children, or so that their other parent can see them.
4. As well as parents, grandparents have rights too. If you’re a grandparent and have been told that you can’t see your grandchildren you might want to take legal advice.
5. As a result of your divorce or relationship breakdown, you might have to sell your house, or get rid of other assets and possessions. You’ll want to make sure that you’re getting the appropriate legal advice.
6. You might need legal help and advice with your finances after a divorce or at the end of a relationship. Your family law solicitor will be able to provide the assistance you need.
7. If you’re planning a civil partnership, a family law solicitor will be able to advise you on your rights under law.
8. If you’re getting married, then you might be considered having a pre-nup drawn up. Although not as popular here as in America, and not enforceable by law, a prenuptial agreement can show the intents and purposes before your wedding, and give you the reassurance you need.
9. If you’re thinking about moving in with your partner, then you might want to know more about how it will affect you legally. Perhaps you’ll want advice on cohabitation laws, or about paying your mortgage.
10. If you’re suffering domestic violence, then you’ll need to get out, and get your children out too. A family law solicitor can give you all the help you need, such as finding you accommodation, and being out of reach of your partner. With untraceable phone lines, and many other ways to stay hidden, your partner won’t be able to find you.
Now you know more about the services they provide, perhaps you do need a family law solicitor.…

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Family Law

Need Assistance With Family Law?

There are some times in our lives when seeking legal advice and assistance is better than trying to do everything ourselves. If you think that you may need legal assistance with family law then you may want to know how it can help you in your particular situation.
Many aspects of our lives, particularly in the area of human rights and protecting the people with less power (such as children, the elderly and in some cases partners) are protected by rules and regulations set down as law in New Zealand. There is an increasing need to ensure you have the backing of this in particular periods of your life, including entering a long term relationship, protecting assets, sharing assets during a separation and divorce, and planning succession later on in life.
If you have assets that need protection it may be a good idea to look at establishing some sort of family trust. This is a very good idea if your child’s marriage looks unstable, or you want to ensure you have your assets looked after should you need to move into a rest home or be cared for later on in life. This can also include information relating to power of attorney, should anything happen to prevent you from being able to stay in control of your own affairs later on in life. Sometimes it can help to appoint someone who is not directly involved. You can also engage legal help when sorting out your will, and preparing the distribution of your assets once you have passed.
If you need family law assistance to help with your dependents, there is certainly a lot that a professional lawyer can do to protect you and your children, should that be required. This can include helping with the arrangement of custody agreements and what monies should be paid to which partner. Lawyers can also help with the distribution of assets and help divide relationship property up.
Often lawyers can provide you with one of the most valuable parts of seeking legal advice – the chance to check whether your plans and needs fit in with family law. It can sometimes be hard to know who to talk to, without it impacting others in your family. You can be assured that legal advice and help is all conducted in a confidential manner, protecting you, your family and your assets.…