Family law is a very broad area of the law. Solicitors in Kent who focus on this area of practice are skilled and experienced in a wide variety of cases which in some way or another reflect familial problems. Unfortunately these types of cases reflect the pain that these people are experiencing, as family problems are stressful and distressing in various ways. This becomes even more difficult when there are children involved.
Divorce and separation is without doubt one of the most frequent type of cases. When one of the spouses decides to file for divorce, a solicitor should always be contacted to provide support and guidance with the various legal matters that will arise from then onwards. Besides, filing for a divorce calls for various legal processes, which an ordinary person will not be aware of.
When a couple divorces or separates, and they have children, the problems accumulate. For starters, child custody will need to be discussed. There will be cases when one of the spouses will not be interested in taking care of the child or children at all. In such a case only child visitation will need to be agreed upon. But, when both the spouses demand that they take care of their children, a solicitor will become even more indispensable. When children are involved there will also be child support into question, and often, alimony or spousal support will also come into play.
Another critical issue is the division of marital property. This will include the home, any bank accounts, other real estate and possessions. This is one of the most problematic issues for a solicitor to handle.
Family solicitors in Kent will also take care of cases relating to adoption, paternity and any child-related disputes between unmarried individuals, as well as grandparent rights. The termination of parental rights is another interesting area in family law. Solicitors in this field will also be able to take care of reconciliation agreements, separation agreements, annulments, pre-nuptial and pre-marital agreements.