Family Solicitors London
We understand that family problems can cause emotional complications, anxiety, anger and stress. At Preuveneers LLP, we try to steer you through this difficult time by offering our professional services. At first, our family solicitors London always try and resolve problems amicably in order to avoid litigation and costs to you and we try and encourage parties to take a step back and make a decision that is reasonable. We always aim to ensure that all parties take their emotions out of the matter at hand, so that the right decisions can be made relating to finances or children during the divorce process.
How Our Family Solicitors London Can Help Matrimonial And Family Matters
Our firm has been dealing with family matters since it first started in 1978. As a result, we have gained plenty of experience in representing both husbands, wives and civil partners with their separation or divorce. We also specialise in resolving disagreements about the matrimonial finances via out of court settlements as well as settlements at court. What’s more, our family solicitors based in London deal with cases where contact with children is the main issue or a side issue attached to other matters. Our family solicitors London are used to regularly dealing with domestic violence cases and are able to deal with these cases sensitively whilst ensuring that you receive all that is due to you. We also ensure that every legal step is explained to you so that you can decide what your next steps will be.
Many clients come to us expecting us to put in motion divorce proceedings. However, if we feel that there is a possibility of reconciliation, we will assist you in obtaining assistance to try and save the marriage, but this will only happen if you believe there is hope.
We deal with “out of court settlements” frequently, and indeed we encourage them. These may benefit you as you save the time it takes to take the matter through court, as well as legal fees and emotional stress that such proceedings carry. If a fair settlement can be reached, we will do all we can to achieve this, so your family matters are solved as seamlessly as possible. Our family solicitors can then advise you on the division of matrimonial assets, contact arrangements for the children or perhaps whether a proposal you have received from your spouse is fair.
Although we usually prefer to meet our clients in person and establish a relationship with them, it is not always possible for clients to come to the office in person due to work or other commitments. In these cases, we can take instructions over the telephone and email, but we will need to complete an identity check which can take place, at a place and time convenient to you. For more information about this, please contact our office as we will tailor a procedure that works for you.
Why Use Our Family Solicitors London?
If you have been the victim of domestic violence, we can assist you during this upsetting and distressing time. We ensure that every legal step is explained to you so that you can decide what your next steps will be. We can obtain a non-molestation order, with a power of arrest to ensure that you have the legal right to stop the violence, or an occupation order to ensure that your spouse cannot attend the property you live at. We can also obtain a prohibited steps order to ensure your children are not taken out of your care, without your consent and our family solicitors London will do all that is legally possible to put in place orders to protect you. We can also assist you if you feel your spouse is using the legal process against you. Whether the domestic process has started, or it has been continuous throughout your relationship, we will help you regardless.
The courts always prefer mum and dad to be able to work out the future arrangements for the children of the family. However, should an agreement not be possible, then we can help you work something out, with or without the court’s intervention. Family matters can be very intricate and complicated, but our family solicitors will work with you and support you to try and come to a settlement that everyone agrees on.
Our Family Solicitor can advise you on the procedure which you may need should you and your spouse be unable to agree on how to divide the family assets. We can recommend whether you should make an application for the court to intervene. Likewise, we can also advise you on how to respond, should your spouse have made an application against you during the divorce process.
If our family solicitors need the Court to intervene, it may be to settle some differences or to set in place a realistic timetable to force both parties to “lay their cards on the table”. We can negotiate a settlement that is favourable to you and have the terms put into a Consent Order which can be sealed at court, making the order binding, in the same way that a Judgement would be.
By having a consent order sealed by a Judge it means that you can avoid the additional stress from visiting the court during the process. This will only be put in place if both parties agree on a financial settlement. The consent order will demonstrate to the Court how you intend to split assets between yourself and your ex-partner.
How Much Are The Fees Of Our Family Solicitors London?
Please note that we do not deal with Legal Aid matters. Our fees are £195 plus VAT an hour. Please be aware that you may also need to pay Court fees and pay for the services of a barrister. We have experience of instructing many barristers and will always seek your approval to the barrister who may best suit your need and your budget.
Please contact our family solicitors in London to arrange an initial consultation to discuss your issues. We offer a 20-minute consultation for £50 + Vat. This is usually enough time for us to get an overview of your matter and to offer you advice as to how to move forward as well as give you a realistic estimate of our fees. If you do instruct us.
Overview of the Divorce Process
Client’s often ask how long the divorce will take, which is an awful question for us to answer as the truthful answer is, “it depends”, which isn’t the most helpful response. Please note that many factors could affect the timescales, so all we can do is promise to keep you up-to-date and give you realistic timescales wherever possible. Our family solicitors London will not make promises to timescales which we cannot keep, but we will keep you informed at all times and keep your divorce moving whilst protecting your interests all the way.