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Online Legal Advice and Services - We have already brought online processes and safeguards to allow our professionals and support teams to function safely from our offices and fully online. In light of the Coronavirus developments clients seeking legal advice need to simply complete our online enquiry form or call our switchboard on +44 (0)203 959 9123 who will arrange and appointment via our online platform, WhatsApp, skype or telephone conferencing.

Whether you are dealing with divorce, dissolving a civil partnership, legal separation, arrangements for children, prenuptial, postnuptial or cohabitation agreements, domestic violence and emergency injunctions, you can rely on our supportive, practical advice.
To speak to a member of the London based OTS Solicitors divorce and family law team, please call us on 0203 959 9123 for an initial discussion about how we can help you. If you prefer you can contact us through our online enquiry form.

At OTS Solicitors, we know that it can hard to pick up the phone or email a stranger about your separation or divorce. When you pick up the phone to speak to divorce solicitor, Behzad Sharmin, you will realise that you are in safe hands and will get the best divorce advice. Behzad heads our team of caring and committed divorce and family law specialists at OTS Solicitors. Our goal is simple; to understand your needs, provide bespoke divorce advice and guide you through your options.


Behzad Sharmin will help you navigate through the divorce process and help you:

  • Resolve the arrangements for your children; and

  • Secure custody and contact orders (now referred to as child arrangements orders); and

  • Provide support through mediation; and

  • Sort out the division of your assets and property; and

  • Obtain financial settlements and financial court orders.       


Why choose OTS Solicitors for your divorce

It goes without saying that if you are thinking of separating or divorcing or you have received a divorce petition in the post that you need expert divorce advice from a top London divorce solicitor. At OTS Solicitors, we also think that divorce and family law clients need and deserve:

  • A divorce solicitor who will listen and who will not judge;

  • A divorce solicitor who will take the time to explain the divorce proceedings;

  • A divorce solicitor who will not tell you what you must do but will explain your options and guide you into making the right decisions for you and your family;

  • A divorce solicitor who will not use confusing legal  jargon but will tell you what you need to know to help you through your divorce;

  • A divorce solicitor who will clearly explain the legal costs involved in getting divorced;

  • A divorce solicitor who will make sure that you get all the help you need. The help can be assisting you with accessing counselling, help with resolving immigration issues because of your separation or divorce, help with preparing a Will because of the change in your family circumstances or help in finding the right forensic accountant or barrister to sort out a fair distribution of your family wealth.


Family Law advice services  

At OTS Solicitors our dedicated team of London divorce and family solicitors can help you with:

  • Dissolving civil partnerships;

  • Reaching and recording an agreement on child care arrangements for your children including custody and access arrangements (child arrangements orders) and the exercise of parental responsibility;

  • Representing you in court proceedings for custody, access, contact and child arrangement orders;

  • Applying to court to relocate abroad with your children or opposing an application for a specific issue order;

  • Reaching a financial agreement with your husband, wife or civil partner and converting the agreement into a binding financial court order;

  • Representing you in contested financial court proceedings to make sure that you receive a fair division of any property or assets or spousal maintenance;

  • Varying financial agreements or financial court orders if your circumstances or your ex-spouse’s financial or personal circumstances have changed since the making of the agreement or financial court order. For example, a pay rise or a redundancy may result in a need to review whether spousal maintenance should continue to be paid and at what rate;

  • Providing mediation support to guide you through your financial and/or children mediation sessions and to then help you convert your memorandum of understanding into a binding court order;

  • Converting your separation agreement into an enforceable financial court order;

  • Child support for your children - either helping you make or appeal against a child maintenance service assessment or advising you on the option of an application to court for top up child support or payment of school fees orders;

  • Preparing agreements such as:

    • Childcare agreements;

    • Separation agreements;

    • Cohabitation agreements;

    • Same sex partnership agreements;

    • Prenuptial agreements;

    • Postnuptial agreements;

    • Declarations of trust.

  • Injunction orders to protect you and your family;

  • If you are in an unmarried relationship or are a cohabiting couple who have decided to separate then OTS Solicitors can help resolve ownership of property and help you reach an agreement or secure a court order. 

  • Support from specialist London Will solicitors at OTS Solicitors to prepare paperwork such as a new Will or power of attorney after your separation or divorce;  

  • Support from specialist London immigration solicitors at OTS Solicitors in resolving immigration issues arising because of your separation, divorce or family circumstances, such as:

    • Applying for retained rights of residence for an EEA national after a divorce;

    • Applying for indefinite leave to remain for domestic violence victims;

    • Making applications under article 8 of the European Convention of Human Rights matters, including obtaining a grant of discretionary leave for migrants who are involved in family law court proceedings;  

    • Securing mirror orders after a court in a foreign jurisdiction has said that a UK mirror order should be obtained;

    • Obtaining UK adoption or surrogacy parental orders after a foreign adoption order has been made or surrogacy arrangement has taken place and advising on immigration rules and entry issues.


OTS divorce solicitors 

For caring and compassionate expert legal advice on UK divorce and family law, contact OTS London divorce solicitors today for an informal chat on how London divorce solicitor, Behzad Sharmin, and the divorce team can help you.  Call us on 0203 959 9123 and let us help you or contact us by using our online enquiry form.    
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