As specialist matrimonial and family law solicitors, we have considerable experience in negotiation, litigation, and resolution in all aspects of family disputes, including:
- Judicial Separation
- Religious Divorce
- Division of Assets and Finances
- Financial Remedy Proceedings
- Property Disputes for Unmarried Couples
- TOLATA Proceedings
- Spousal Maintenance
- Child Maintenance
- Child Arrangement Orders
- Domestic Violence
- Living Together Agreements
- Pre & Post Nuptial Agreements
- Separation Agreements
English Family Law Specialists
At Seymour Law we see our role as both guide and advocate, helping you to understand what is happening during this emotional and often stressful period while at the same time giving you the advice you need to explore your options and make informed decisions about how to progress your matter. We are here to protect you, your interests and obtain the best possible outcome in your particular circumstances whether it be via negotiation or litigation.
Because there is no set formula for the division of income and assets in England & Wales, and no two cases are the same, the need for litigation can quite often arise. In court, the judge has a wide discretion to redistribute matrimonial, as well as non matrimonial property, irrespective of source or strict legal ownership. This is done based on the three fundamental principles of Needs, Sharing and Compensation. Therefore, if litigation does become necessary Seymours Solicitors will fight to protect your best interests and ensure a fair and just outcome.
We have a particularly strong and successful record throughout the years, especially in high net worth financial remedy proceedings.
Canadian Expats in the UK
A court’s ability to accept an application for divorce is called its “jurisdiction.” It is a common misconception for separating expat couples that they may only divorce in the country in which they were married, or the country in which they presently live. For Canadian expatriates in the UK there is often a choice of jurisdiction.
Searching for a jurisdiction that would give the most favourable financial settlement is commonly called “forum shopping.” As an expatriate in the UK it is very important to consider which jurisdiction would be most appropriate to your current circumstances, as the wrong choice could affect your personal and financial circumstances for an indefinite period of time.
At Seymours Solicitors we have Canadian qualified and based lawyers on our staff to help you make a well informed jurisdictional choice.
Ancillary to the main thrust of our practice, our lawyers also have expertise in the following areas:
- Insolvency and Bankruptcy
- Wills, Trusts and Contested Probate
- Private Criminal Matters
- Professional & Clinical Negligence
- Unencumbered Residential and Commercial property transactions
Please feel free to contact us if you are in need of assistance with any of the above.