Thursday, 20 November 2014

Solicitors Can Help with Maintenance Payments

When a marriage ends, one of the issues that may arise is the maintenance payments one party has to pay to the spouse who may not have an income. Obviously, these payments can be a financial burden to the provider, so their end is always a welcome event.

There are several things you have to know about maintenance payments. First, it is granted by the more financially stable party to the one with the lower (or no) income. Furthermore, there has to be a good reason why these have to be paid out; for example, the ex-spouse is only about to retrain or reenter the workforce, and needs the maintenance payments during the process.

Monday, 10 November 2014

Aussies May Get a Free Pass on their UK Visas Soon

A recent proposal by London Mayor Boris Johnson can give the chance for Australians to come to the UK without needing visas. This was done partly in response to a significant dip of 35% in Australian immigration, from 1999 to 2011. The "bilateral mobility zone" agreement being proposed will be established between the two countries, which will be patterned closely after Australia and New Zealand’s trans-Tasman agreement. Aussies can then travel, work, and live in the UK with little trouble, though they will not be able to access welfare benefits immediately.

Monday, 20 October 2014

Tips for Avoiding a Messy Divorce

Divorce is a sad ending for any marriage, yet it can also be the only logical solution for a troubled one. Due to the intense emotions involved, however, the entire process can be rather tumultuous. Here are some helpful tips to prevent divorce from getting out of hand in terms of cost and duration.

Get a good solicitor

Asset division is not the only hurdle divorcing couples face; they also have to decide how much time each party gets to spend with their children. As such, they should hire experienced family solicitors who can help them sort out this unsavoury but necessary detail.

Thursday, 16 October 2014

London Divorce Solicitors Provide Tips for Avoiding a Messy Divorce

Nannies are hired to care for children, but in the course of their duties, they also gain intimate insights into the married lives of their employers. Such was the case for Carmen Michalska, who got a “ringside view” of the costly divorce of billionaire couple Elena Ambrosiadou and Martin Coward. An article from shared her experience of serving as nanny to the power couple’s only child during the tumultuous proceedings. That last part was indeed the biggest sticking point in the divorce case, which was concluded only last September after eight years of litigation and £19 million in legal costs. Of course, all divorces are unpleasant, but they don’t have to play out like a siege, as what happened in Ambrosiadou and Coward’s split.

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

When Deportation Looms, London Immigration Solicitors Provide Hope

The U.K. is one of the best places in the world to live in, which is why many immigrants settle here. To lawfully reside in England, though, one must be authorised by the Home Office first or else face deportation. However, as this article from proves, immigrant children—by some weird twist in the bureaucratic process—can still be deported even if their parents have already been granted British citizenship. The piece adds that the Warring family had already spent £5,000 in legal fees to keep the 30-year-old dad in the country. His two previously applications for indefinite leave to remain (ILR) were rejected and he also lost the subsequent appeals.

Friday, 10 October 2014

How Solicitors Can Help Appeal Against Deportation

Whether for work, educational, or asylum purposes, the United Kingdom draws hundreds of thousands of immigrants each year. However, relocating to this great country the legal way is no easy task. To lawfully reside in England, one must be authorised by the Home Office first or else face deportation. In fact, even children whose parents have already been granted British citizenship can still be deported.

Saturday, 20 September 2014

Divorce Woes: How Divorce Solicitors Can Help

The end of a marriage can be very emotional. When you and your former partner decide to part ways, it will not be as easy as just separating homes. When complications like property disputes, child custody, domestic abuse, and others arise, divorce solicitors can help take your claims to court and address any injustices. These are some of the ways that a solicitor can assist you.

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Coping with Current Immigration Policies

Prime Minister David Cameron recently said that the “magnetic pull” of U.K. benefits is one of the reasons why a lot of people want to migrate to the nation. Many aspire to one day live a better life in the U.K. than continue on what they are accustomed to in their birth countries. But the recent pronouncements from the government have made it clear that they would start taking firm action to ensure that the Kingdom’s citizens are put first.

While the new policy might seem burdensome to those who seek to migrate to the U.K., policymakers have clarified that this does not mean that there’s no longer a chance for foreigners to gain citizenship. Those who want to come to Britain for the right reasons and those who seek to contribute to the welfare of the society, and not just benefit from it, are always welcome to go through the legal process of achieving citizenship.