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17 November 2021

Family Law and Family Solicitors

Family is arguably one of the most important aspects of life, but it can also be one of life’s most challenging parts. Family solicitors are the ones in the department of law that deals with matters relating to the family. They oversee issues such as divorce, domestic violence, prenuptial agreements, child custody, child maintenance and guardianship of children. There are three focus areas that a family solicitors act: family law, child law, finance and matrimonial. Knowing what family solicitors do, how they can help, and where they are is useful.

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What do family solicitors do? 

A family solicitor is a form from a family lawyer. A family lawyer is somewhat of a blanket term for family solicitors and family barristers. A solicitor is a version of a lawyer however a solicitor’s area of expertise consists of giving legal advice from start to finish of a case on behalf of their client whilst a barrister is more concerned with the advocacy work which happens in court.

The main role of a family solicitor is support. It can be a troubling time for any person seeking a family solicitor therefore having focused, sympathetic knowledgeable solicitors are important. Each case will vary in terms of what to expect due to complexity or case contents. You will always receive an expert in family law and their tasks will include

  • Gathering documents or evidence for a case
  • Creating, drafting finalising contracts and any other paperwork necessary
  • Specialist advice throughout the whole process
  • Communicating with other parties involved in the case
  • Setting up and providing support for mediation between participants
  • Communicating with other parties involved in the case

It isn’t uncommon for a family solicitor to represent you in court however the most common practice is for a family solicitor to work together with a family law barrister when court proceedings happen. The barrister will represent you in court attending all court hearings whilst the solicitor will manage the case.

If you are unsure whether you need to hire a family solicitor, get in touch today to see how our expert solicitors can help you.

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