Family Law

Family Law Solicitors Croydon

Family Law covers a number of very delicate and complex issues that require utmost understanding, patience and experience by Awan Family Law Solicitors Croydon.

The breakdown of family relationships can be very traumatic. At Awan Solicitors,  Family Law Solicitors Croydon, we understand this and we have the expertise to help you. Whatever your situation, our solicitors can offer an unbiased assessment, practical guidance and friendly advice throughout this stressful and emotional time.
At Awan Solicitors we always adopt a positive and constructive approach to your case to minimise the emotional and financial costs to you. We always take steps to defend and protect your interests. We have a wealth of experience and a strong reputation in this most sensitive area of law.

Our advice and representation includes:

Divorce

Divorce now affects one in three marriages and can be a sad fact of life. At Awan Solicitors we recognise that no one takes the decision to divorce or separate lightly. However, once you have made that decision, you will want your matters dealt with quickly and with sensitivity especially when there are children involved.

Cohabitation

Cohabitation is when unmarried couples live together. A large percentage of unmarried couples own homes and other assets jointly or individually but in the event of a separation have no idea how to deal with this aspect. At Awan Solicitors, Family Law Solicitors Croydon, we can assist you with the preparation of agreements and advise you on your individual rights as an unmarried couple.

This area of law comes under Tolata which specialise in.

Same sex marriages

Same sex marriages – Civil Partnership Act and financial issues.

Financial Orders, Settlements and Disputes

At Awan Solicitors, we have years of experience in dealing with this area of law and we will give you clear advice and represent your interests through initial negotiations to final hearing. Our advice and negotiating skills will ensure that you retain a fair share of those assets jointly acquired during your relationship including:

tickMarital hometickSavings and investmentstickMaintenance
tickInvestment propertiestickPensions sharingtickBusiness Assets
tickProperty disputes tickLife PoliciestickOther assets

Children – who and where they will live with and contact arrangements

All disputes relating to children can be very difficult for all concerned, not least the child. One of the most difficult and emotional areas of family law is dealing with children issues. Whatever the aspect of family law we will assist you in putting the needs of your children first. Residence and Contact orders have been replaced with one Child Arrangements Orders.

Child Arrangements Order [CAO]
– Who the child/children will live with, where and when
– When and how a child will spend time with the other parent or someone else.

Parental Responsibility Order (PR) – who can apply for a CAO and PR
A person with CAO will automatically have PR )

Other Children Act Orders within the CAO include:
– Shared Orders
– Permission to take child out of jurisdiction
– Holiday contact
– Same sex parents and biological father arrangements
– Step parents
– Extended family contact

Prohibited Steps Orders
Stop one parent or party doing something specifically to do with the child e.g remove the child from the country or from a parent who has CAO.

Specific Issue Orders
Includes health and education issues relating to the child/children.

Mediation
An amicable way to resolve issues between parents which affect the children without going to court.
Mediation is now compulsory before a CAO application to the court can be made. There are exemptions to this. We can assist and advise you on this before the matter goes to court.

Domestic Abuse and Harassment

For anyone feeling threatened or abused in their relationship [ married, unmarried , same sex, unmarried couples and third parties ] we understand how difficult it can be to seek legal advice. The law protects those who are at risk of threatened or actual violence or harassment. We discuss your needs and consider how to protect you. An application for an injunction may be made to the court so that your abuser is prohibited from contacting you directly or indirectly or coming near you.
We provide fixed fee interviews for the first appointment at a discounted rate. We will be able to give you an overview of your case and an indication of the likely costs involved.

Family Law Solicitors Croydon