While some family situations can be dealt with quickly and without any fuss, others have the potential to drag on unless action is taken. Not only that, but there are positive family circumstances when help or advice may be required. Here are 10 ways that family solicitors may be able to help.
1/ If you are planning on getting married and have assets you would like protected. Or if you would like your fiancée's assets to be protected, then you may require a pre-marital agreement.
2/ You may entering into a civil partnership, in which case you may want to speak to a family solicitor to discuss your rights.
3/ If you have become the victim of domestic abuse, family solicitors are on hand to help you escape the situation and start afresh away from your abuser.
4/ If you are considering adoption, you may require legal support in order to process your case in the best way possible.
5/ If you are asking someone to be a surrogate to help you have children, legal advice may be required to ensure everything is legal.
6/ If your marriage is coming to an end and there is no way of resolving your differences, a divorce solicitor will help start proceedings.
7/ If, on the other hand, you are seeking an annulment, a solicitor will help you to move things forward.
8/ If your relationship has ended and there is shared property or possessions, family solicitors can help protect your rights and ensure the process is dealt with efficiently.
9/ If you and your spouse have children, a divorce solicitor can help to avoid custody problems and protect your rights as a parent.
10/ It's not just marriages where family solicitors can help, however.