If you’re facing any kind of legal issue which revolves around members of your family then you need to engage the services of a family law specialist. The team of lawyers at Higgins Miller are all family law specialists, bringing a combination of expertise and experience to every case we tackle. If you need advice on issues such as a divorce, children disputes, domestic abuse, wills and probate or liaising with social services, then a family law expert from Higgins Miller will be able to guide you through every part of the process, from the initial meeting and on to whatever course of action is agreed.
The very best family law specialist is able to bring two key attributes to every case they deal with. The first of these is a thorough understanding of the law which pertains to the case in question. Because we specialise in family law we know everything there is to know about the legislation and case law which applies to this area specifically. We also have the advantage of having handled a vast number of family law cases and are able to call on this practical, first-hand experience whenever a client comes to us with a problem.
The other important attribute which any effective family law specialist has to have is empathy. We understand that the people who come to see us often do so in the midst of events which are amongst the most stressful that life could throw at them. Clients who need a family law specialist because of the ramifications of the death of a loved one, the end of a relationship or contact from social services are often highly stressed and traumatised. We appreciate this, and every family law specialist we employ will offer support and sympathy as well as practical advice. We also know that dealing with legal issues – particularly if a court appearance becomes necessary – is a highly daunting prospect for anyone who isn’t a family law specialist. That’s why we always make sure that the advice we deliver is set out in the kind of terms that a person with no legal experience or qualification will easily be able to understand. We avoid the use of jargon and baffling ‘legalese’ and go out of our way to make sure that each client knows exactly what is happening at each and every stage of their dealings with us. This applies in particular to having a clear and easily understood pricing structure, as we know that the fear of uncontrolled and spiralling costs is the very thing that deters many people from seeking the help of a family law specialist in the first place.
A few of the areas that our family law specialists can provide help and advice in are:
Divorce – we can explain exactly what is needed to prove that a marriage is broken down, and how the process of filing for divorce actually proceeds. We will also offer advice on issues such as agreeing on a financial settlement and setting up arrangements for the care of any children.
Wills and Probate – when a family member dies the last thing loved ones want is to be dealing with administration and paperwork. Unfortunately, that is exactly what often needs to be done in order for the provisions of a will to be enacted and the estate to be divided in the manner desired by the deceased. A family law expert at Higgins Miller can guide every client through the process and ensure that everything is dealt with as quickly and smoothly as possible.
Prenups – the signing of agreements before a marriage or civil partnership, setting out how the assets which each partner brings to the partnership will be divided in the event of a divorce or dissolution, is still something of a legal grey area, with much depending on how the courts have dealt with prenuptial agreements in the past. Anyone thinking of drawing up such an agreement needs to consult a family law specialist before doing so, and the experts at Higgins Miller will be fully versed in the latest rulings and developments in this area.
If you’d like to find out more about working with a family law specialist or the process of working with the legal system in general, please call us on 0161 429 7251 or email us at [email protected] We’ve recently passed our Cyber Essential accreditation, something which demonstrates our forward-thinking attitude and determination to remain ahead of the competition. Our first 20-minute appraisal is provided free of charge, and we’ll give you a fixed fee first appointment, so you don’t have to worry about how much our advice is going to cost. If you want to explore our wider charging system then please take a look here.