Which areas come under family law?
Family law is diverse and covers a large range of family matters in which you will need expert legal advice and someone to communicate succinctly on your behalf. At Rayden Solicitors we practice family law exclusively, so we know every specific aspect.
Although family law can be wide-ranging, there are three main areas – children, relationships and finance.
This range of areas includes:
Issues affecting children, such as:
Child arrangements (custody)
We will help you come to an agreement that is fair to you, your partner and most importantly, your children.
The legal rights, duties and responsibilities of a parent
Establishing parenting responsibility is a legal issue and therefore needs family law legal expertise.
Children’s rights and protection
We make sure that children’s rights are protected and upheld in order to safeguard the child from harm.
Adoption by a step-parent
Happily blended families are common and if a child sees the step-parent as their de facto parent, the step-parent may want to take parental responsibility.
Family relationships, including:
Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements
Sadly, around 42% of marriages in England and Wales end in divorce. Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements will protect your property and finances in case a marriage or civil partnership breaks down. We will advise you how best to write one and how to secure the best situation, if needed.
Legal advice is paramount if you have experienced domestic violence or face allegations from a partner. We can support you with legal arrangements to keep you and your children safe.
The breakdown of your relationship is distressing so at Rayden Solicitors we aim to support you and minimise stress. Our work includes untangling your shared assets and property rights.
Unmarried couples’ legal rights
Contrary to popular belief, unmarried couples have very little protection under English law − we will be able to guide you through any questions you have.