Expert Divorce Solicitors
Divorce is not a pleasant thing to happen. Think carefully before you act. However, if that is the only option you are left with Osbourne Pinner can promise you three things:
The end of a marriage is never easy, with emotions inevitably running high. But while difficult, the divorce process is critical to your life moving forward. That’s why it’s vital to have specialist divorce solicitors on your side.
Whether you’re considering divorce, or you need to respond to a divorce petition, Osbourne Pinner will add the experience and expertise you need to get things moving. We assist clients throughout the divorce process – from grounds for divorce through to settlement and custody – working towards the best outcome every step of the way.
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How our family law firm can help you
No two families are the same. That extends to the complex issues faced by those families – emotionally, financially and legally. To deal with family law, you need legal assistance that’s tailored to you. That’s exactly what we provide at Osbourne Pinner, starting with six key areas of family law:
Divorce, dissolution and separation
The dissolution of a marriage involves a lot of emotions. But it’s also a process that can have a big impact on your future. That’s why it’s essential to have the support and expertise of family law firm on your side.
If you’re considering a divorce or need to respond to a divorce petition, Osbourne Pinner is here to help. Our team of top family law solicitors near you can provide sage advice and assistance to guide you through the very difficult situation of ending your marriage.
We’ve helped countless clients through the difficult and sometimes lengthy process. So much so that we know the process and all of its steps like the back of our hand. But that’s not all. Crucially, we also understand the challenges and emotions you’re going through, meaning we can provide compassionate support along the way.
Divorcing couple & consent order
Consent orders are legally ratified agreements made between a divorcing couple setting out how their money, property and other assets will be divided once their marriage officially ends. They commonly also include such important family financial matters as spousal maintenance and child support.
Needless to say, it’s important that you are well represented in these negotiations. Any shortcomings or ambiguity could see you left short financially or otherwise – both short- and long-term.
Osbourne Pinner’s expert family law solicitors will oversee the entire consent process, ensuring you get a fair deal in the divorce and moving forward.
Divorce & financial settlement
A key factor in any divorce is the division of assets. Whether it’s money, possessions or property, everything has to be divided between the two parties appropriately. Unfortunately, this doesn’t always go to plan. Maybe you feel like you’re entitled to more than half? Or perhaps your partner wants more and you disagree?
If two parties can’t agree of their financial settlement, the last resort is to allow the courts to make the decision. Having a family law solicitor on hand can make things as painless as possible. It will also ensure you get the best deal possible, even when it’s down to the court to decide.
However, we know how lengthy and costly this process can be. Not to mention the worry that clients have about letting the court decide their future. That’s why we do our utmost to help you reach an agreement before the court is necessary. Our top local family lawyers will assist in negotiation, correspondence and even referral to a family mediator, which could save you a lot of time and money compared to the court route.
Child arrangement order solicitors
Far more important than assets are children involved in a divorce. The first priority for almost every parent is to make sure they have fair child arrangements. Unfortunately, many couples disagree on this matter – with some even battling for full custody on both sides.
These legal battles can be vexing and stressful for all those involved. Wherever possible, we’ll work to mediate, correspond and negotiate to make court the last resort. However, many couples opt for litigation, leaving a court to decide who gets custody of the children and define the terms of custody.
Whether you want full custody, shared custody or just to ensure visitation rights, we’ll work with you to make your case as strong as it can be. With a professional and experienced family lawyer representing you, you’ll have the best possible chance of winning your case.
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When you’re planning to enter into a marriage or civil partnership, you have the option of a pre-nuptial agreement. In simple terms, this states what would happen to your money and property – and that of your partner – should the marriage or civil partnership end.
Also known as a prenup or pre-marital agreement, it’s a simple way of adding security and reassurance to your marriage, as nobody ever knows what’s around the corner. However, pre-nuptial agreements aren’t strictly binding in the UK. Technically speaking, it’s not possible to have a fully binding agreement about the situation of divorce or dissolution before entering a marriage or civil partnership.
That said, pre-nuptial agreements will usually be respected by the court, unless the effect of the agreement would be unfair. In this case, it’s possible that the court might uphold part of an agreement while considering a different part to have an unfair effect.
The specialist family lawyers at Osbourne Pinner will work with you to come to a fair agreement that’s most likely to be upheld in court, giving you complete peace of mind before your marriage.
Also known as a postnup or post-marital agreement, a post nuptial agreement is designed to deal with the same situation as a pre-nup. In other words, deciding what should happen to each partner’s assets after divorce. However, unlike a pre-nuptial agreement, which is agreed before a couple is married, a post-nuptial agreement is entered into by the couple during their marriage.
Again, post nuptial agreements are not strictly binding in the UK, but it is likely that a post-nuptial agreement will be respected by the court unless the effect of the agreement would be unfair.
With Osbourne Pinner’s time-served family lawyers on your side, you and your partner can agree on a post-nuptial that’s fair, water-tight and as likely as possible to be upheld in court.
Why Osbourne Pinner?
Whether it’s child arrangements, financial agreements or grandparents’ rights, family law is hugely important for you and everyone involved. It’s understandable that you only want to work with the best family law solicitors London has to offer.
Osbourne Pinner provides exactly that, with a professional team of family law lawyers and over 15 years of experience. As top family law solicitors in London, we pride ourselves on complete confidentiality, fully transparent fees and most importantly an exceptionally high success rate.
Put simply, our results-driven team combine experience, expertise and a passion for success to help our clients towards a positive outcome. You can the best results, the fastest possible turnaround and peace of mind throughout the process.
Our Transparent Fees For Divorce Services
Free consultation: We offer a 30-minute free consultation.
Fixed fees areas: We can offer fixed fees in the following areas:
- Divorce Petition (Uncontested) acting for the petitioner £950 plus VAT plus court fee
- Divorce Petition (Uncontested) acting for the respondent £750 plus VAT
Where our fees are calculated on an hourly basis, the following hourly charge rates will apply:
- Senior family solicitors and legal executives £200 to £220 plus VAT