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#1 Molly

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Posted 20 January 2006 - 12:14 PM

Hiya, Whilst I appreciate that a Family Law Solicitor isn't a 'household service' I'm looking for a personal recommendation of an extremely competent one in Crystal Palace. I look forward to hearing of any recommendations. Thanks heaps.

#2 jamesl

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Posted 20 January 2006 - 02:42 PM

I don't know of any specific individual in CP but I would recommend you consult a member of the Solicitors Family Law Association

see http://www.sfla.org.uk/

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Posted 20 January 2006 - 03:56 PM

Hi James, Thanks heaps for the tip. I rang one of the suggested solicitor groups but they didn't want to handle it because it involves divorcing my Irish husband and I'm an Australian living in England! So I'll try the second listing for se19. Thanks again! :)

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Posted 20 January 2006 - 04:56 PM

I am not an expert on family law but if my student memory serves if you did not marry in England and Wales then there will be some jurisdictional issues.

Generally (but not always) a high street practitioner will only deal with divorces and related issues (like financial arrangements) arising from marriages that took place in England and Wales

This is not always true - child access and residence (custody) has separate jurisdictional issues and mediation (i.e avoiding the courts) can still be pursued.

However basic issues, like dissolving the marriage , can't take place here if you weren't married here. If you married in Ireland then you will have to divorce there.

You might want to ring the SFLA for advice on finding a specialist practitioner who deals with cross jurisdictional cases.

#5 Molly

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Posted 20 January 2006 - 06:06 PM

Hi James. We married in Australia. This is no issue in relation to property, as we've already sold our family home and we don't have children. We have no intention of going to court and we both want to reach an out of court settlement. Following your advice I'll give the SFLA a buzz on Monday. Thanks again, your advice is very much appreciated. Have a great weekend!

#6 tintinjansen

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Posted 08 July 2009 - 12:42 PM

Hi all.
Does anyone have a recommendation for a (preferably local) solicitor who specialises in family and matrimonial law? I need to get things moving and have no idea where to start!

thank you

Edited by Nick, 08 July 2009 - 03:37 PM.


#7 twinkle

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Posted 08 July 2009 - 05:00 PM

Ive been using Amphlette & Lissimore for various matters which are just opposite the White Hart in CP. Maybe give them a call or email them to see if they can help you specifically - they have been great with all my business.
www.amphlettlissimore.co.uk
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Posted 09 July 2009 - 08:23 AM

If your divorce is amicable then you can do it yourself, obviously works out much cheaper. Just make sure you read the instructions with the forms!

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Posted 09 July 2009 - 08:34 AM

If not amicable ensure you solicitor is based a good distance away from your partner ! Top tip !

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#10 tintinjansen

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Posted 09 July 2009 - 02:41 PM

thank you!
And I have a feeling it won't be that amicable.. but seeing as soon-to-be-ex is moving to the middle of nowhere I think the distance should be ok!