Thursday, 17 September 2015

Everything you need to know about family law

The concept behind having a family lawyer is essential for dealing with difficult experiences someone may be facing within their family.

Although, a frequently asked question is what a family lawyer actually does and how can one help to find solutions to family problems.
Family law involves a variety of different things that relate to legal family matters, such as legal separation, divorce, pre-nuptial agreements, civil partnerships, marriages and certain factors that relate to children, like adoption, financial provision from absentee parents, and custody and visitation rights.
A good family solicitor should be someone who can adapt their services to fit the situation at hand and offer an empathetic ear for their clients.
When employing such services, it is usually because the employer may be experiencing a traumatic time, which may lead to the wrong decisions being made if placed with an ineffective solicitor.
So the choice of solicitor for their specific case must have certain skills and experience, and be able to provide the relevant support, and they will be chosen on their ability to be able to put prospective clients at ease, listen and learn about the client's situation, and work with them to suggest the best course of action.
A reliable lawyer will avoid a court case, especially when there are children involved in the matter at hand.
These competent lawyers should be exceptional negotiators who will be able to come to a satisfactory solution for all of the family, without the addition of taking the case to court.
A majority of family lawyers will come to a mutual agreement that their work mainly focuses on three areas; divorce, children and finance, meaning that a lawyer might be working day to day on a dispute over custody, from a divorce where the clients have disagreements and cannot agree on a settlement.
If someone believes they may want a family lawyer, it's important to remember to take time to look around and select the right one for the situation.
Divorce, family disputes and custody battles are extremely difficult times, but an exceptional family lawyer is a worthy investment as one will be able to help settle the situation and find a solution that everyone involved will be satisfied with.
For more information on family law Northampton and what we can do for you, please visit our website.

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

All about Family Law

Family law covers a wide range of legal topics that can includes any issues revolving around marriage and children.
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Common family law subjects include annulment or divorce, child custody and visitation rights, child support payments and spousal support/alimony. The specifics of family law and children involve a child's adoption, state child protection and guardianship, along with restraining orders and domestic violence for adults.
Is there a difference between divorce and annulment?
Both are matters of court and essentially dissolve a marriage. Yet, annulment does differ from divorce as it treats the marriage as something that did not happen. However, the majority marriages are often ended through divorce.
How will child custody and visitation rights established?
If the court is deciding visitation rights between parents, the decision will conclude with what is in the child's best interest.
What covers child support?
Child support will be the amount of money that the law asks a parent to pay to the spouse who is primarily responsible for the child. Child support will cover the cost of any educational expenditures, food, shelter, clothing, health and medical care.
Will I need a family attorney?
It is advised to consult with a family attorney if you do not understand any court processes that are involved in family law. A family attorney will be able to explain anything you may not understand as well as explaining your rights and protect your interests in the case.
For further information about family law Northampton services, please visit the website.

Thursday, 8 January 2015

Immigration Law - and the immigration

An article from Chartlands Chambers Northampton:

Put simply - immigration law govern how and people from countries outside the UK are legally allowed to come to the UK and how long they can stay. It is also about what they are allowed to do when they are in the UK, for example, whether they can work, whether relatives can come to the UK to join them afterwards, and whether they can use the National Health Service or claim benefits.
The system of immigration law in the UK splits people into two broad categories:
  1.  'right of abode' in the UK and who can live, work and move in and out of the country as they wish
  2. Those requiring permission to remain here.
The laws indicate different requirements that must be satisfied before someone will be granted leave to come and stay. The rules require that most of the categories of people coming to the UK will be able to support themselves without relying on public funds.  People in most 'temporary' categories, such as visitors, will also need to show that they intend to leave the country when the purpose of their stay is over.
For immigration problems which you may need advice on, contact Chartlands Chambers. You should bear in mind that immigration laws are strictly enforced in the UK and the consequences of misunderstanding your right to be here can be very serious. It can include the risk of deportation. It is therefore essential to consult a specialist adviser if you are unsure about your position, or the position of family and friends.
Immigration laws encompass many occurrences including:
  • obtaining permission to stay in the UK longer than originally intended
  • getting permission to do something which you are not at present allowed to do, for example, being allowed to work
  • bringing relatives into the country, for example, a spouse, fiancé, children
  • being threatened with deportation from the UK
  • being held by the immigration authorities in a detention centre
  • wanting a passport and not knowing whether you are entitled
  • wanting to apply to become a British Citizen
  • if you are already living in the UK but wanting to travel (for example, for a holiday), whether you will be allowed back into the UK
  • whether you are entitled to use state services or claim benefits, for example, education, health services, council housing, social security benefits, housing benefits, Council Tax Reduction
  • the right to vote
  • a relative or friend being refused entry to the UK when arriving at an airport or port.
The government has announced the introduction of the Immigration Bill on Thursday 10 October 2013.  The bill will reform the removals and appeals system, making it easier and quicker to remove those who have no right to be here and will prevent illegal migrants accessing or abusing public services and the labour market.
  • For further details see the Immigration Bill  on the GOV.UK website. The progress of the bill and explanatory notes can be found on the Parliament website here