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What does family law entail?

Family Solicitors in Amersham

Nearly everyone can start a family, but there are laws and procedures in place that affect the family unit, especially concerning divorce and adopting a child. Family law is, therefore, an umbrella term that includes all legal procedures, which sometimes involve court dates, that pertain to family life.

For most matters, you might not require the legal counsel of family solicitors in Amersham. However, if you are facing the breakdown of your marriage pending divorce, and you also face issues involving children, you might require our expert services.

Who are we? Coyle White and Devine – a high calibre legal firm. What do we offer? Our expert advice, counsel and representation during the most stressful ordeals of your life.

You are getting divorced, now what?

People from all walks of life come to us with all types of issues, but divorce is one of our more common cases, and we are equipped to handle yours.

We are a board-certified family solicitor in Amersham  who are specialised and experienced in family law. While we have probably seen divorce cases similar to yours, we know that all families are different and that divorce means different things to different people. How is this reflected in our practice?  We tailor our services to your needs.

Couples often try to settle a divorce amongst themselves, but this proves tricky. Even the most well-meaning and level-headed people argue in the face of divorce, especially when it comes to dividing assets they shared during married life, and over their children. Divorce is an emotional time, and we advise you to seek legal help.

  • Order your paperwork

Your first port of call is to organise your paperwork, which includes everything from your tax certificates down to records of gifts received over the years of marriage. The more evidence you provide that shows your ownership of an asset, the higher your chances of being awarded what is yours. Our family solicitor in Amersham will assist you in combing through these records, which we understand is an overwhelming and mammoth task to undertake.

  • Establish child support and other arrangements

If you have children, all your decisions pending divorce should be made in their best interests, emotionally, physically and financially.

You will need to decide who the children reside with, taking into account which parent can provide the most care. At that, you need to determine where they live. In their childhood home or somewhere else?

The non-custodial parent, i.e. the parent who is not the primary caregiver, must provide a monthly stipend from their income for the child’s living expenses, which may include school fees, healthcare and other essentials. Other expenses, like the costs of extramural activities, should also be a consideration.

  • Crunch the numbers to see if you can afford to pay the mortgage on your home

You might fight tooth and nail to keep your home, and we understand that, especially if you have children who grew up in that space.

But maintaining a mortgage on a home by yourself can be a daunting task, especially if the cost of divorce has bled you dry. Rather than forfeiting your home in the future and have to experience yet another terrifying ordeal, it might be a good idea to cut your losses early on.

The process of divorce can be downright daunting, knowing the tedious tasks that lie ahead. Get all the financial and legal help you can from our family solicitor in Amersham.

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