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A Legal Costs Allowance from the other party

If you substantially depend on the other party for financial support, we may be able to secure an order that results in them paying for your ongoing legal fees. This is classed as part of your regular maintenance payments. Again, there are some fairly stringent criteria, so talk to us about the process involved.

If you are concerned about how you might pay for your legal costs, contact us for advice. It is always better to pay for the best legal representation you can, rather than cut costs now and lose out further down the line.

Litigation Lending

We work closely with specialised lenders who can advance money to pay your legal costs against the prospect of being repaid from a settlement. There are fairly stringent criteria. However, if you are virtually certain of winning a sizeable amount, but you have insufficient money to get from the start to the finish, it may well be an option in your circumstances.

If you are concerned about how you might pay for your legal costs, contact us for advice. It is always better to pay for the best legal representation you can, rather than cut costs now and lose out further down the line.

A ‘Sears Tooth’ Agreement

A Sears Tooth Agreement is an agreement between solicitor and client that ensures the solicitor is paid for their guidance and actions throughout the divorce without causing financial fears for the client. The solicitor and their client agree that an appropriate amount of the client’s final divorce settlement is provided to the solicitor to meet the fees.

If you are concerned about how you might pay for your legal costs, contact us for advice. It is always better to pay for the best legal representation you can, rather than cut costs now and lose out further down the line.

There are a multitude of different issues that could arise out of family law UK. It is a good idea to familiarize yourself with what type of issues may fall under the blanket term of family law UK if you believe that your particular legal problem may require the services of a UK Family Law Solicitor or even legal representation in the higher courts via a barrister.

What Is The Distinction Between A Barrister And A Solicitor?

The distinction between UK family law solicitors and barristers is a historical as well as a functional one. Historically, there came a time several decades ago when people needed the services of two specific types of lawyers: a lawyer who was dedicated to drafting legal documents, interacting with clients and giving them advice as well as preparing them for trial (solicitor) and a lawyer who was dedicated simply into legal representation in actual litigation or court hearings (barrister).

Functionally, the same distinction between barristers and solicitors still exists today in family law UK practice.

I Want To Get A Divorce. Does This Fall Under Family Law UK?

Yes, the topic of divorce falls squarely under UK Family Law. Unlike in other jurisdictions such as the US however, divorce in the UK is subject to some strict requisites and is designed to prevent people from just getting a divorce at will. Therefore, this is why a no-fault divorce does not exist in the UK. Instead, you must satisfy one of the following legal grounds for divorce:

  • Your spouse has committed adultery
  • Your spouse has demonstrated unreasonable behaviour
  • Your partner has left / deserted you for a continuous period of 2 years
  • You have been separated for at least 2 years and you both agree to the divorce
  • You have been separated for at least 5 years – it doesn’t matter if your partner doesn’t agree to the divorce
  • If you have been married for less than 2 years, you can only use unreasonable behaviour, adultery or desertion as your reason for getting divorced.

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The entire process of divorce can take anywhere between 6-8 months – and of course, this is assuming that things go well and your case prospers in court. The good news is that you may not even need to personally attend in court. What is really important is that you have mutually agreed upon the financial arrangements and that there is no actual dispute between you and your spouse regarding the divorce. In this case, the court will process your divorce through paperwork without having to require you to attend and make any personal appearances.

Family law UK – What If I Am Cohabiting With Someone Without Marriage?

Marriage also serves as an inviolable social institution that protects your own property rights while it is subsisting. If you are merely cohabiting with someone, then there is no legal obligation to support each other between you and your partner. As far as your property and financial relations go, there is no right to demand from one another in as far as the properties that you separately own.

Our family law team are here to help you today so get in touch now, you can call on the numbers above or fill our a contact us form on this page!

Our Family Law team cover the whole of Warrington including the following areas;

Appleton, Birchwood, Bold Heath, Broomedge, Cadishead, Clock Face, Croft, Culceth, Daresbury, Garston, Glazebury, Great Sankey,

Hale, Halewood, Hatton, Higher Walton, Irlam, Keckwick, Little Bollington, Lymm, Moore, Northwich, Padgate, Partington, Risley,

Runcorn, Sutton Weaver, Tarbock Green, Walton, Warburton, Warrington, Widnes, Windmill Hill, Winwick