Common issues within family law


Juan Palomino

The family law system in the UK was designed to protect every family-related issues and domestic relations, such as:

  • Surrogacy
  • Paternity fraud
  • Marriage
  • Civil unions
  • Adoption

Common topic: divorce

As a case handler, I often get asked why an amicable divorce requires a solicitor as the process is envisioned as straightforward by the parties. First of all, instructing a solicitor will give you a better understanding of the process and limit the amount of time you need to spend on paperwork.

Consider, for instance, if you have to appeal a court decision the process can become expensive and you must to be ready for a long term process.

The financial benefit does not even need to be questioned. I am very pleased, a case handler, to tell all my clients that they will receive an initial non-binding phone call from one of our specialist family law solicitors in order to discuss the preliminary stages of your matter.
Moreover, when you instruct a solicitor from Caven you will have a wide range of options depending on where are you based as Caven has a network of more than a thousand law firms in the UK and Europe.

Solicitors' approach

That you feel comfortable with your solicitor´s approach is essential, as you are dealing with a very sensitive area of your life. As such, as case handler I can recommend you a solicitor but you are always welcome to consider other options. Perhaps you would like to see another solicitor due to, for instance, distance, price or the solicitor’s approach. In that case, you always can contact us and let us know your thoughts after the first meeting with the recommended solicitor, and then we can explore another option together. This is always available to you and we will always be happy to help.


Afterwards, as we want to ensure that you are happy with your solicitor, we always stay in touch with our clients. I normally say to my clients that they should not hesitate to contact us as many times as they consider necessary. The most approachable solicitor is not further away than a phone call or a click.

If you are looking for a local family law solicitor, Caven has a network of solicitors across the UK. If you would like more information or help in finding a solicitor, then please contact us on 08001 221 2299.

Juan Palomino is one of Caven’s most knowledgeable case handlers with extensive experience in this matter from dealing with clients on a day-to-day basis.

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