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Family Law Solicitors Amersham
There might be challenging times in your life when a family law solicitor can help, and choosing the right solicitor for your circumstances is vital:
- Is your marriage or relationship is over?
- Do you want to find out the options to resolve arrangements for your children?
- Are you interested in pre nuptial or post nuptial agreement to protect assets?
- Are you moving in with your partner and need a cohabitation agreement?
Rayden Solicitors are family law specialists in Amersham and surrounding areas who have many years’ experience at providing tailored, practical solutions in all areas of family law – divorce, relationship breakdown, child arrangements and financial settlements. We also work with clients whose circumstances might including an international element, and have specialists who regularly deal with cross border cases.
Experts on Your Side: Family Law Specialists, Amersham and beyond
We are the largest specialist family law firm in Hertfordshire and beyond. Although our physical offices are in Berkhamsted, Beaconsfield, Birmingham, Bishop’s Stortford, Epping, Hampstead, Harpenden and London Bridge, we pride ourselves on our flexible and accessible approach and ability to represent clients to the highest standards irrespective of their geographic location. Our core focus is always to put our client’s requirements and circumstances first which means that we are able to meet with you at a time and location to suit you. In addition, the large team of experts that you will have at your disposal makes us exceptionally cost effective.
Working with You to Get You the Best Outcome: Family Law Solicitors, Amersham
You may be in difficult and emotionally challenging circumstances and we are committed to obtaining the best result for you and your family so our expertise and tough negotiating skills are coupled with sensitivity. Our approach is always strong, kind and highly efficient. We will work with you to deliver the best outcome, it really is a team effort!
We believe, a good resolution of a family matter is where clients can move on without worry about the future. You could be a newly engaged couple starting your journey towards family life, co habitees who perhaps have already started a family, or parents who are separating or already separated, our aim is to make sure that the process is as pain free as possible, and in the case of divorce and separation, the emotional wounds inflicted by the process are minimized. In particular where children are involved, we endeavour to help separated parents achieve an agreement than means they can continue to communicate and focus on their new roles.
Divorce Doesn’t have to be a Bad Deal: Family Law Specialists, Amersham
Getting a divorce doesn’t necessarily mean you will end up in a huge court fight spending thousands of pounds. A good divorce doesn’t mean you get a bad deal. Likewise, a contested divorce doesn’t always mean you get a better deal.
Divorce can be tough and unhappy and the reality is that some couples who separate cannot reach an agreement without the assistance of a court process. It may be that a business valuation is needed, or there are question marks about one party’s financial disclosure (undisclosed assets), or other financial complications. There are, however, a good choice of dispute resolution alternatives which many separating couples use effectively to avoid court altogether:
- Direct discussions and agreement reached between the couple. We call this “kitchen table negotiations”. Each party will usually take legal advice on whether the agreement they have reached is fair and may ask the lawyers to make the agreement legally binding.
- Mediation – this will involve discussions between the parties with the assistance of a trained mediator who facilitates. Mediation is a voluntary process; it needs goodwill and trust on both sides. The Mediator will not give legal advice and you may need a lawyer in the background to give you independent legal advice on the parameters of settlement.
- Collaborative law – in this process all parties and their solicitors meet together in the same room in a non- confrontational way, agreeing not to go to court. The parties set the agenda and have their lawyers involved in negotiations.
- Solicitor negotiations this process is popular and very often successful. Negotiations are by letter (where offers are exchanged) or can be at round table meetings
- Arbitration is a good alternative to the court process as it involves an expert private judge and takes place in a timetable set by the parties.
Rayden Solicitors have Dispute Resolution Specialists: Family Law Solicitors, Amersham
At Rayden Solicitors we have qualified Dispute Resolution lawyers including Arbitrators, both for children matters and financial matters, Collaborative lawyers and a qualified Mediator who is also one of our Partners. So we are able to offer the full range of alternative resolution options if you need them. Our Partner in our Berkhamsted office, Emily Watson is a qualified Children Arbitrator. We also have a qualified Financial Arbitrator, Julian Bremner in our Hampstead office, in our St Albans office our qualified Mediator, Che Meakins, and Collaborative Lawyer Lehna Gardiner, and in our Bishop’s Stortford office Collaborative Lawyer Marc Etherington. They can be contacted via email at [email protected]
Top Tips to Avoid Acrimony: Family Law Specialists
Whichever process is right for you, there are some simple steps that we encourage our clients to consider and which we believe can significantly ease the process of family separation:
- Encourage communication and transparency in relation to the family finances. Listen to the other argument and have empathy.
- Focus on the children. It may seem trite but try to see the interests of the children at the forefront of the discussions about outcome and appreciate you may each have different viewpoints.
- Don’t undermine each other’s roles in the family dynamic
- Try not to let the grief of the separation cloud your judgment. Remember that timing is crucial- it may take your ex partner longer than you to be able to focus on the future rather than the past.
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- Children Issues
- Pre/post Nups
- Domestic Violence
- Forced Marriages
- Child Abduction
- Grandparents Rights