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Family Law Solicitors Leicester can offer you a wide range of support suitable to every case. As well as benefiting from our knowledge and expertise, we'll handle your case with total sensitivity and understanding. You can feel safe in the knowledge you are talking to experts and not general practitioners. We are regulated by the Law Society and pride ourselves in our customer service.

This firms SRA number is 519856. This firm maintains professional indemnity insurance in accordance with the rules of the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Details of the insurers and the territorial coverage of the policy are available for inspection at our offices. Family Law Solicitors limited was established on 01.01.2010 and trades as Family Law Solicitors.

Company Registration Number: 7048005 Andrew Wisniewski is the Director of Family Law Solicitors and has over 20 years experience in this area of the Law.
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read more › Family Law Solicitors in Leicester offer a full range of family law services ranging from divorce and separation, children and financial disputes, civil partnerships, cohabitation issues and associated property disputes. We deal with domestic violence cases that may have personal protection and harassment issues. In addition we also represent parents and children involved with social services. We are particularly focused on divorce and family law. We understand that discussing family matters is never easy.

read more › Our experience and expertise in family law means that we can provide you with support in most areas of family law. The area of family law has increased in complexity area, we keep up to date to ensure you are getting the advice you need. We are a practice of Family Law Solicitors in Leicester who understand that family disputes require sensitive handling, backed up with legal knowledge and professionalism. We are specialists in family law, not just a department within a larger law firm but a niche practice dealing exclusively in all areas of family law.

read more › At Family Law Solicitors, we are thoroughly experienced in dealing with divorce proceedings. We understand that divorce can be a difficult and traumatic experience. We go to great lengths to make it as simple and stress-free as possible for our clients throughout Leicester and Leicestershire. We understand that the legal processes surrounding divorce can appear daunting - that is why we are with you throughout the process to support, advise and reassure you in this complex area of family law. Many people are not aware that Legal Aid is no longer available in the majority of family law cases.

read more › A recent Supreme Court test case found that a prenuptial agreement is capable of being legally enforceable. This ruling that such contracts are capable of being enforced has altered the landscape of divorce settlements. In the UK a prenuptial agreement might not be enforceable if one of the parties to the marriage did not receive proper independent legal advice before entering into the prenuptial agreement. This is likely if a person did not get independent legal advice has been prejudiced, or will be prejudiced, by the existence of the prenuptial agreement.

read more › It is a common misconception that there are legal rights attached to the terms "common law" spouse in a "living together" (cohabiting) relationship. This is not true. Maintenance for themselves ( though maintenance for child(ren) is usually payable by the absent parent- see below). Any share in property if they are not the registered owner or can prove an interest in property. This can create a real problem if a couple have purchased a house together, especially if they have not recorded written intentions and can be very emotionally draining.

read more › Where both parties to a marriage are in agreement as to division of finances, this agreement can be formalised by the court in a document called a "Consent Order". Once approved by the court it becomes a binding order. It is always a preferable option to resolve matters amicably both in terms of costs and to avoid the stress, uncertainty and anxiety of court proceedings. If agreement in respect of financial matters in not possible either the Husband or the Wife can apply for a financial settlement once divorce proceedings have been issued.

read more › We will help you to agree a financial settlement which is realistic and enables you to retain sufficient assets and income for your future. Our advice and negotiating skills will ensure you retain a fair share of those assets jointly acquired during your relationship including property. The potential division of accrued pension rights is another area in which we can work to protect your future financial well-being. Where children are involved, we assist you to agree a reasonable level of maintenance for them - looking after the interests of the children whilst taking into account the overall financial picture of both parties.

read more › Unfortunately there may be situations where Social Services have become involved with your family because of its concerns over the care that you provide to your children or yourself. Often there are reasons why this arises and sometimes they can be resolved without court proceedings. We can provide advice at the early stages of Social Services involvement or we can represent you in any court proceedings that may have started. It is important to take advice in these situations whatever stage matters have reached.

read more › Fee arrangements and retainer agreements are discussed with you at the initial consultation. Depending on the type of work and the specific facts of your legal matter, fees may be charged on an hourly or a fixed fee basis. In particular we offer a fixed fee divorce service at a very competitive rate. Fees are based partly on the time expended by the solicitors, barristers, paralegals and secretarial staff, and partly on the experience and qualifications of the lawyers handling your legal matter.

read more › We can understand that dealing with solicitors can be a traumatic time. It is even worse if that involves having to deal with family law matters. We would like to reassure you that we will manage your case sensitively, efficiently and professionally. Establish an individual working relationship with you that you can trust and have confidence in.

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