Families undergoing a tough time, like a divorce or a failure of a family business, are placed under a lot of stress. Fights break out and disputes occur, mainly over money and the whole world just seems to fall apart.
Most of the time, families cannot reach a conclusion and need external help. This could be because the parties involved do not understand law practices or just due to the stress they are going through. This is where family law solicitors can help. Family law solicitors can give people the right advice and help them to reach an agreement.
When people undergo a divorce, solicitors discuss the case so that they can fully understand the approach required. They then detail the procedures required for a divorce or the ending of a civil partnership. Solicitors consult any pre-nuptial agreements and work hard to ensure that both sides are getting the money or rights they ought to have. The divorce process may seem long and daunting for some, but solicitors keep the client in the loop at all times and make the process much easier.
Failure of a family business
Family businesses seem perfect when they’re up and running and netting a profit, but when they go wrong, everybody starts pointing fingers. Some relatives get away with more money than they deserve, and some are left high and dry. Solicitors can evaluate the dispute, construct a case and guide people through the correct way to go about fixing it. Family law solicitors help family members to get what they deserve and can even mediate to resolve the dispute.
Disagreement over a will
Sometimes a member of a family believes that they are entitled to more than they are receiving as part of a will. They can feel upset, forgotten or shocked at the reading of the will and can contest it. At the time of writing the will, the deceased may not have had the required mental capacity, or the will may not have been drafted or signed correctly. Circumstances like these enable people to contest a will.
However, family law solicitors are there to help out with more than just financial disputes.
Solicitors can help people suffering from domestic violence. Every person is entitled to have his or her rights represented, whether it is in cases of sexual violence, physical abuse, verbal abuse, or psychological abuse. Telling a solicitor does usually result in a divorce or legal proceedings, but the solicitor tries to establish all the salient details at the beginning before taking any further steps.
Solicitors can also work on child custody issues. They help both sides to reach a suitable agreement, and work out important arrangements like how often the children will see the parent not granted custody. The children and their safety is always the top priority.
Consulting with a family law solicitor doesn’t always have to mean court proceedings. Family mediation is where parties are helped to reach a solution. Mediation can be used by anyone, even if there are court proceedings going on simultaneously. An impartial mediator is assigned to a family, and the mediator guides them through possible options and solutions. The impartial mediator can also create proposals that are for the consideration of both parties.