Divorce and Family Law

OTS Solicitors has years of experience advising and representing clients on family law and divorce issues.  Our team of family solicitors in London are dedicated to providing the best family law services in the UK.  We achieve this by focusing on the client and their family, working closely with them to resolve family law matters in a non-confrontational way and achieving workable solutions that families can commit to long-term.

To speak to our top family law solicitors based in the City of London, please contact us on 0207 936 9960, or contact us through our online Contact form.

Whether you are dealing with divorce, dissolving a civil partnership, legal separation, arrangements for children, prenuptial, postnuptial or cohabitation agreements, domestic violence and emergency injunctions, you can rely on our supportive, practical advice.

Our family lawyers in London are headed by Mrs Rakhi Singal, along with Mr Oshin Shahiean, Mr Hans Sok Appdu and a team of paralegals.  Rakhi has over five years’ experience in family law, divorce and litigation.  She has advised and represented clients in high-net-worth divorce cases involving complex financial settlements, overseas relocation cases, child arrangement negotiation and mediation, and domestic violence matters.  Rakhi is also a member of Resolution, an organisation of 6,500 family lawyers who follow a strict Code of Practice designed to resolve family law matters in a constructive, non-confrontation manner.  Resolution members also campaign for improvements to the family justice system.

Rakhi and her team are committed to helping couples resolve family law disputes in a non-confrontational manner.  As with all the best divorce lawyers, one of the primary objectives of our service is to avoid couples ending up in court unless absolutely necessary.  This is achieved by entering into round-table negotiations and mediation, both of which Rakhi and her team have an abundance of expertise.

We understand that when you come to see us about a divorce or other family law matters, you may be under significant emotional pressure.  When you instruct our family law solicitors, you will quickly be reassured, not only by their sensitive, compassionate manner but also by how they focus on reaching long-term, workable solutions.  We will also help you manage any conflict with your partner or other family members and ensure that the needs of any children are kept at the forefront of any conflict resolution.

If attending court is the only way to resolve your family law dispute, we will robustly represent you in court.  Our family law team has developed strong relationships with some of London’s top family law barristers who can appear in court on your behalf.  We will ensure that you are kept informed throughout the proceedings and are flexible in our responses to allow for the rapid change in circumstances that can often occur in family law cases.

Our family law services 

We provide advice and representation on the following family law matters:

Divorce and Separation 

Divorce and legal separation are harrowing events to go through.  Our family law solicitors, based in central London, will work with you throughout the divorce or separation process, helping you make clear, pragmatic decisions about your financial future and arrangements for your children.  Our aim is to ensure your best interests are protected and provide you with the tools to work out arrangements for apportioning your property and assets and making arrangements for your children outside of the courtroom.  If litigation becomes inevitable, we will provide strong support, advice, and legal representation.

Dissolution of Civil Partnership 

If your civil partnership has ended, our family law solicitors can provide you with sensitive, pragmatic advice on dissolving your civil partnership, reaching a financial settlement and making arrangements for your children.

Financial Dispute on Divorce 

We have an abundance of expertise in negotiating financial settlements in divorce and separation cases.  Our family law solicitors also manage high-net-worth divorce cases and can instruct forensic accountants and wealth management advisors when required, to support you when making your settlement claim.

Children and Childcare Arrangements 

Legal matters involving children and childcare arrangements require expert, caring legal advice from a good family lawyer who understands the processes involved.  We can assist you with reaching an agreement regarding which parent your children will live with and visiting rights for the non-custodial parent in a non-confrontational manner, using alternative dispute resolution methods such as mediation.

Family Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution 

It has long been a policy of the English family law system to encourage couples and families to settle disputes outside of the courtroom.  It has been proven that by allowing families to take control and work out arrangements between themselves, the solutions they reach are more likely to last long-term.

We can support and advise you on all types of alternative dispute resolution methods, including guiding you through how methods such as Mediation Information & Assessment Meetings (MIAMs) work.

Cohabitation and Unmarried Family

Cohabitating couples do not enjoy the same legal protection as those who are married or in a civil partnership.  Our London-based family lawyers can advise you on your legal rights if your cohabitee relationship breaks down and advise on and draft comprehensive cohabitation agreements.

Injunction and Emergency Remedies

If you are a victim of domestic violence and/or abuse, the safety of you and your children are our first priority.  We can act swiftly to obtain a non-molestation order and/or an occupation order and provide advice on accessing community support so you can protect yourselves from harm.

Pre-Nuptial and Post Nuptial Agreements

Although they are not legally binding, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements can carry a lot of weight, should you and your spouse separate in the future.  Our family law solicitors can draft pre-and post-nuptial agreements for you.  If you have been asked to sign a pre-or post-nuptial agreement, we can provide practical guidance on its implications for your future.

Declaration of Trust

A declaration of trust is an important document in which ‘trustees’ are appointed to hold property for ‘beneficiaries.'  We can draft a bespoke Declaration of Trust and advise trustees on their responsibilities, including the overriding duty to act in the best interests of the beneficiaries.

Further services and support for family law clients

We are a niche firm, specialising in family, immigration, commercial and employment law.  Our family solicitors collaborate with other teams to ensure clients receive the best possible advice and support.

Our commercial solicitors can assist you if your divorce means that a family business must be transferred.  Not only can they advise you on the sale of the business, but they can also collaborate with our employment law solicitors to ensure you are compliant with the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of employment) Regulations (TUPE).

Our Immigration Law team can also assist EEA and non-EEA nationals on family law matters which fall under Immigration Law.  These may include:

  • Retained rights of residency for EEA nationals following a divorce 

  • Indefinite Leave to Remain for domestic violence victims 

  • Article 8 of the European Convention of human rights matters (including obtaining a grant of Discretionary Leave for migrants involved in ongoing family law proceedings)

At OTS Solicitors you will find a London law firm that is committed to providing comprehensive family law advice in a caring, compassionate manner.  We will always put your needs first and act in your best interests at all times.  We are completely transparent regarding our fees and will provide open, honest communication throughout the duration of your case.

By instructing us, you can be confident that your family law matter is being managed by solicitors who are experts in their field and genuinely care about you and your children. 

For a more detailed discussion regarding your case, or to book an appointment with a member of our family law team, please call us now on 0207 936 9960

 

For a more detailed discussion regarding your case, or to book an appointment with a member of our Divorce and Family Law team, please call us now on 0207 936 9960 

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