FAMILY LAW SPECIALISTS IN ISLINGTON, LONDON
If it's time to move on from a relationship, Zuriel Solicitors provides a professional and sensitive service.
WE COVER ALL ASPECTS OF DIVORCE AND SEPARATION LAW
It is an unfortunate fact of life that not all marriages are successful. When a relationship breaks down, it is not unusual for one or both parties to seek to dissolve the marriage.
If there are children in the family under 18, The Court must be satisfied that proper arrangements are being made for their welfare. A fair division of the family assets, including the matrimonial home must be worked out.
In a majority of cases, this is achieved by negotiation between solicitors and agreement between the parties.
We emphasise that negotiation and agreement be used rather than conflict and confrontation in the application of the principles of matrimonial law, which are geared to the specific circumstances of each individual case.
We specialise in dealing with matrimonial and childcare issues and are accredited by the Law Society. We can also advise you in relation to domestic violence issues, injunctions, adoption and care proceedings with the Local Authority.
2. Child support agency issues
3. Childcare issues
4. Financial issues arising out of divorce and separation
5. Contract disputes
7. Domestic violence
9. Care proceedings
10. Wills/estate planning
12. Prenuptial agreements
14. Civil partnership
We also provide community legal services in family matters funded by the Legal Services Commission. We assess your income to ascertain whether you are eligible for Community Legal Services funding provided by the Legal Services Commission.
HOW WE CAN HELP:
The ending of a relationship can be difficult, by Zuriel Solicitors is here to support you. We offer a complete service, including filing your divorce, applying for Decree Nisi, and submitting the Decree Absolute, which ends the marriage.
If you and your partner are not 100% sure a divorce is right for you, we can recommend a separation agreement. This details how financial assets are divided and managed during your separation, and can be used as a binding agreement if you did decide on a divorce after two years.
Sometimes a marriage may not be legally binding, in which case a nullity might be a suitable option.
Our team can help you liaise with the courts to verify the marriage never took place.
Anyone can be a victim of domestic abuse, and we will do our best to help you. We can help you with applications for Non-Molestation Orders (protection from the courts from a violent partner/spouse) and Occupation Orders (preventing the partner from entering the family home).
We also advise clients who have received these orders, and help them respond in a sensible manner.
Cases involving children can be more complex, but you can trust our specialists to help. We offer support with agreeing contact between children and their parents, residency requirements, and matters which require the support of local child support agencies.
If you have concerns that your child may be taken out of the country without your permission, it's essential you seek professional advice. We can help you take the necessary steps with the courts, including obtaining court orders if you think a child has already been abducted.
WHAT ARE THE GROUNDS FOR A DIVORCE?
A legally binding divorce can only be requested if the following criteria has been met:
You and your partner/spouse must have been married or been in a civil partnership for at least 1 year.
One of you must be a resident of England or Wales.
A court would also need to be satisfied that a relationship has broken down, usually by confirming one of the following:
Adultery. When one or both partners have been unfaithful.
Behaviour. When a partner or spouses' behaviour is unacceptable (e.g. coercive, abusive).
Desertion. When a partner or spouse has been absent for 2 years.
Separation. Following a separation period of at least two years with consent of both partners, or 5 years without consent.