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Overview

We know that Family Law matters can cause a great deal of stress and pressure. Our experienced family solicitors are here to help guide you through a wide range of family law issues – from divorce and childcare arrangements to cohabitation and civil partnerships.

Contact us today on 0161 225 8181 and we’ll be happy to call and discuss your situation without obligation.

Practice Areas

Divorce

United Solicitors will ensure that you the best possible outcome from your divorce.

We can help with the following areas of divorce:
  • Appealing a financial order
  • Annulment
  • Divorce fees
  • Divorce final order
  • Fixed fee divorce
  • International divorce
  • Arbitration in divorce
  • No-fault divorce
  • Out of court divorce
  • Contested and uncontested divorce
  • Court orders
  • Separation agreements

Civil Partnerships

Civil partnerships protect you and your partner financially without the conventional aspects of marriage.

The process of dissolving a civil partnership is the same as a divorce, with the only difference being the terminology.

Financial Settlement

Whether or not your finances were kept separate during the marriage or civil partnership, you will still need to reach a Financial Settlement.

Why financial settlement?

Not all couples will earn the same income or contribute equally to the household expenses. Therefore it is important to agree on a financial settlement and have it recorded in a Consent Order.

Will my pension become part of our divorce financial settlement?

All of the assets of a marriage have to be taken into account when considering a divorce financial settlement – this ensures that all assets are divided fairly.

Children’s Law

When couples separate, one of the hardest aspects of life is that you can’t both be with your children as often as you want to be. We will work with you to help you make child arrangements that put children’s needs first.

We advise on a vast range of children’s cases, including:
  • Child abuse solicitors
  • Financial provisions for children
  • Child name change
  • Child custody
  • Sole custody

Cohabitation

If you aren’t married or in a civil partnership, you have essentially no protection in law and you may need a cohabitation agreement to protect your future.

What are our rights as a cohabiting couple?

If you aren’t married or in a civil partnership, the law does not accord cohabiting couples any specific rights over property, pensions or savings as examples.

What if we’ve had children while cohabiting?

The law treats arrangements for children equally, the same whether you are married, cohabiting, or in a civil partnership. That’s because the law puts the rights and wellbeing of children above all else in cases of parental separation.

A parent can also have parental responsibility even if they are not married. Unmarried mothers automatically have parental responsibility, but unmarried fathers only have parental responsibility under certain circumstances.

Prenuptial Agreement

A prenuptial agreement (often called a prenup) is a contract made between two parties before they marry. A prenup specifies an agreed settlement with regards to the property and other assets in the unfortunate event that your marriage breaks down.

Is a prenuptial agreement legally binding?

No, prenuptial agreements aren’t legally binding in the UK. Having said that, the courts do not dismiss prenuptial agreements out of hand either.

Sharia Divorce

We are here to help with Islamic divorces at the same time as civil divorces in the UK. We can assist with everything – Whether your separation is based on Talaq, Khula, Faskh-e-Nikah or Tafweedh-e-Talaq, our team of experts will help you through a difficult time.

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