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Divorce Lawyer Sutton

 

Services We Offer:

Divorce and dissolution of civil partnerships:

We will explain the divorce/dissolution process to you, and will advise you on your rights and the options available to you. 

 

Financial settlements on divorce:

The bad behaviour of your partner will almost always have no bearing on financial settlements.  We can provide advice on the financial aspects arising from the breakdown of your relationship. 

Cohabitation issues:

Contrary to popular belief, there is no such thing as “common law husband and wife”.  We can advise you on the legal position when you are unmarried and your relationship breaks down.

Injunctions and emergency applications:

Sadly, these are commonly encountered when a relationship breakdown.  They are useful where one party is being harassed, pestered or where there is domestic violence and the victim needs the protection of the court.  It is possible to obtain an emergency injunction on the same day if the grounds are serious enough.

Pre and post-nuptial agreements:

We can assist with pre and post-nuptial agreements.  A pre-nuptial agreement is a legal agreement made prior to marriage or civil partnership.  It usually sets out how assets will be divided if the parties separate or divorce.  A post-nuptial agreement is a legal agreement between a married couple and again sets out how assets should be divided if the couple later separate or divorce. 

 

Such agreements can help to provide clarity but are not legally binding and cannot override the discretion of the court.  However, if entered into correctly, the court will give such agreements appropriate weight as a relevant circumstance when making a decision.

 

Power of Attorney

Have you considered what would happen in the event that you were unable to make decisions for yourself or if you became physically unwell and were unable to deal with your own affairs?

 

We can assist you with documenting your future wishes, which will enable you to safeguard yourself and your loved ones by being able to clearly express how your personal affairs and assets should be dealt with. 

 

A Lasting Power of Attorney is a legal document which gives the person or people of your choice the power to deal with your affairs and will enable them to act on your behalf whenever necessary.  There are two different types of Lasting Power of Attorney:

 

  1. 1. A Property and Financial Affairs Lasting Power of Attorney: this looks after all of your property, financial assets, pensions and investments.  It would enable the person or people of your choice to make decisions on your behalf about finances such as selling your residential home or managing your bank accounts and investments.

     

  2. 2. A Health and Welfare Lasting Power of Attorney: this enables the person or people of your choice to make decisions about your heath and personal welfare, such as choosing where you live (your home or residential care) and making decisions about your daily needs or proposed medical treatment.

     

Contact Details:

  • Tel: 020 3621 0111
  • Fax: 020 3621 0112
    Email: info@bellwethersolicitors.com
  • Website: www.bellwethersolicitors.com
  • Company Number: 09943195
  • VAT No.  230 1657 44

Specialists in:

  • • Divorce & Civil Partnerships
  • • Childcare Issues
    • Cohabitation Issues
    • Protective Injunctions
  • • Financial Settlements
  • • Lasting Powers of Attorney

Accreditations:

  • • Bellwether Solicitors is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority under SRA number 627330.
  • We are subject to the rules set out in the SRA Handbook, which can be found here.
  • • We are proud members of Resolution

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