On 6th April 2022, England and Wales will see the most significant change occur within family law in over half a century. The current law provides for a breakdown in marriage or civil partnership to be petitioned for with one of 5 grounds of divorce/separation. This has been an ongoing issue for many couples as marriages/partnerships do not always come to an end due to any particular reason other than, the couple are no longer in love. However, the English court did not see this to be a sufficient reason to end a marriage/relationship, which will now no longer be the case.
Whilst the law in this country is becoming more straightforward, the process can still be complicated when there are various factors involved especially children, shared assets, and international aspects.
Our firm specialises in not only simple divorce proceedings but also complex proceedings that involve separation, financial settlements, children, and international aspects.
We have an experienced family law team with our firm’s consultant, Simon Cooper, who has over 30 years’ experience in this area of work, an associate solicitor, Munira Javed Abib with over 5 years’ experience with family law cases and a paralegal Ayse Salih, who also has a specialist interest in family law.
As well as representing clients in obtaining a divorce, we also assist in ancillary aspects such as financial settlement/distribution of family assets, maintenance for spouse and children, care arrangement orders in relation to children, occupation and non-molestation orders.