As an experienced family law barrister and mediator, I can advise you on a wide range of matters relating to family law and can offer professional representation in the family courts.
Throughout my career, I have represented a variety of clients following a relationship breakdown from divorcing couples and separating cohabitants to same sex couples and extended family members such as grandparents.
I undertake direct access work in all areas of family law including:
Divorce - When a marriage breaks down and a couple decide to separate, it can cause a great deal of stress and animosity between both parties and effects everyone in the family, including the children. There are many things for couples to consider including financial arrangements, the division of assets and property and of course, care and access arrangements relating to their children. Professional legal representation can do much to ease the process and can make a big difference to the eventual outcome.
Finance on Divorce - One of the most difficult parts of the divorce process is reaching a financial settlement that both parties are happy with. The eventual outcome of the financial settlement can have a lasting impact on the lives of not only the couple but also the children, so it can be very hard to determine what is a fair settlement in each family law case. One of my areas of expertise is representing clients in matrimonial finance cases and ensuring proper financial disclosure in order to help you secure the best possible settlement from your divorce case.
Mediation - In the event of a relationship breakdown, there are a few different alternatives to the courts when resolving conflict and one of those is family mediation. In a neutral setting and using an impartial facilitator, mediation can help couples to work together to come to a mutually beneficial outcome. As a trained mediator, I can help you to try and reach an amicable agreement with your partner without the extra stress and heartache that can be caused by taking the family dispute to court.
Cohabitation Disputes - There is a common misconception that couples who have lived together for a certain period of time are protected by 'common law marriage' however this is simply not true. Cohabiting couples aren't offered the same legal rights as married couples so when a cohabiting couple decides to separate, the weaker financial party can be left exposed by the lack of legal protection offered by current UK legislation. I can offer family mediation to help resolve any cohabitation disputes, or I can provide legal representation in court should mediation not be suitable.
Claims Under the Inheritance Act - When a loved one passes away, it can be a difficult time for everyone associated with the family, so any financial disputes regarding the deceased's estate can add extra stress and heartache to an already difficult time. If you have not had your financial needs provided for by the deceased's will, it is possible to address this by make a claim under the Inheritance Act. As an experienced family law professional, I can assist you with the claim process and help you to fight for a more favourable financial provision.
For expert advice about any aspect of family law, please contact me on 0207 993 7777 or Email: email@example.com