Awan Solicitors: Litigation & Family Law firm in Croydon
Divorce Solicitors Croydon
Divorce now affects one in two marriages and can be a sad fact of life. 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.
Since April 2022 NO FAULT DIVORCE has come into force in the UK. This means the grounds are “ …that your marriage has broken down irretrievably..” and there no longer acrimonious allegations or waiting for years. The procedure is also much simpler and we can assist with a smooth and effective outcome.
Children's Law Solicitor Croydon
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's issues. Whatever the aspect of child custody or family law, we will assist you in putting the needs of your children first. Residence and Contact orders have been replaced with Child Arrangements Orders [live-with orders and time spent with other parent].
Child custody or legal matters involving children and childcare arrangements require expert, caring legal advice from a good family lawyer who understands the processes involved.
Unmarried couples and ownership of property
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, 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 Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996 (TOLATA) which we specialise in.
Litigation Solicitors Croydon
Whenever a situation has the potential to end in court, you need the advice of someone who understands the nature and complexity of litigation. Wherever possible, every effort is made to resolve disputes without becoming involved in litigation.
Therefore litigation advice at early stages can really save time and expense.
This involves contested or disputed wills and the rights under the Inheritance Provisions for a dependant.
The death of someone close to you can be incredibly difficult to deal with.
It can be made even more difficult if you find out that they have not made a will or they have not included you in the will.
We can assist and advise you with claims for overpayments and allegations of benefit fraud including Housing Benefits, Council Tax and Department of Works and Pensions Benefits.
How often do we deal with clients who have been asked to attend an interview under caution but were given the impression it was a meeting to clarify discrepancies with benefit payments or miscalculation of benefits?