For anyone dealing with the law it is well known that things can get complicated and stressful for all the involved parties. It is always helpful to have a family law solicitor who is experienced and who is well known to get results and fast. This is a major problem these days since the law is also a business and it is a sad fact that a long drawn out cases are more profitable than those which are resolved quickly.
I know of a family law solicitor in Liverpool who tries to achieve quick results and is also a very nice person. He works for a firm of family law solicitors Liverpool city centre and is honest enough to admit that some family solicitors in Liverpool do overcharge and delay things in order to make more money. This is not fair to the parties involved but it is the way that a lot of solicitors behave, leading to a bad reputation for the whole industry.
Separation and divorce
Separation is when you and your partner stop living together in a domestic or marriage-like relationship. There are no legal processes to become separated. Divorce is the official ending of marriage. You can apply to the court for a divorce together or on your own. A divorce does not sort out issues relating to children or property.
In family law cases you usually pay your own legal costs and court fees. Cost orders can be made in some circumstances.If you need a lawyer, but cannot afford to pay, you may be eligible for legal assistance.
Lawyers, costs and legal aid
It is a good idea to speak to a lawyer experienced in family law before making any important decisions. A lawyer can:
. Explain what you are entitled to, your responsibilities, obligations and rights
. Advise you about your situation, which may involve complicated legal issues
. Tell you about issues you may not have thought about
. Help you to negotiate in a dispute.
Do not rely on family and friends for legal advice.
Running your own family law case
You can represent yourself in court, but it’s not easy. You need to know about the law and the court process. You will need to prepare and research well before filing court documents and presenting a case in court.The Family Law Courts website has information for people who are representing themselves.
A divorce will be granted by the county court if you can show the marriage no longer exists. Legally, this is known as the irretrievable breakdown of the marriage. The court will look at the evidence to prove that your marriage has irretrievably broken down. The court will accept any of the following as proof: adultery, unreasonable behaviour, and desertion, two years separation with consent or five years separation. It is advisable to find a firm of family law solicitors in Liverpool, or wherever you may be, which has built up a good reputation of being reliable and efficient as well as reasonably priced.