Getting divorced has both an emotional and financial toll. Without a good lawyer behind you, you may end up getting the short end of the stick, and relitigation is never something you want to go through. That’s why Sterling Law is here to help.
Matters involving children & financial matters.
Divorce often involves financial & children matters, such as children custody, asset division, property separation, mortgage arrangements etc. If you think that your parental rights have been infringed or terms you have reached with your partner are unfair, we can provide you with the second opinion/options you have according to British and/or international law.
Applying for a Divorce
To file a divorce you need to:
If a year has not passed
What does it mean to have your relationship permanently broken down?
Is it free to get a divorce?
No. The fee of £550 to process your divorce application applies.
What if my divorce application is rejected?
Before sending in an application
Sending in the application
After sending in the application
Getting a decree nisi
The Final Step – Getting a Decree Absolute
We are a modern and innovative boutique law firm with a flexible «can-do» approach. Our cross-domain specialisation allows for seamless solutions whether you are a business or an individual, allowing us to solve most complex problems, where several areas of law are involved.
Custody in a divorce is arguably the most important decision that has to be made, both by you and the court for what is in the “best interests of the child”.
Sterling Law can help you, whether mother or father, to get rights to see and spend as much time as possible with your children.
Civil partnerships are an increasingly popular method of solidifying one’s relationship and demonstrating your commitment to your partner. However, they can be difficult to navigate, so we have compiled a guide for the different steps and requirements involved for a civil partnership, and you can contact us for any help needed during the process.Read more
• The child that you wish to adopt must be under 18 (at the point when the application is made)
• The child must never have been married or in a civil partnership
What is surrogacy itself?
When a woman carries and gives birth to a child with the previously agreed intent of the child being given over to an individual or couple, who will then raise the child as their own.Read more
Our immigration team achieved great success in representing a client in her appeal against the Home Office’s decision to refuse issuance of the Residence Card as an extended family member of an EEA national.
Our client, a Ukrainian national entered the UK as a Family Permit holder and was residing in the UK as an extended family member of an EEA national (her father-in-law was Portuguese). Our client lived with her husband and son, whose residence in the UK was also dependent on the same EEA national.
Sterling Law has successfully challenged a decision by Student Finance England to refuse a student loan to a settled non-EU national because it was not believed that he met the lawful residence requirements.
In the recent case of Topadar v Secretary of State for the Home Department  EWCA Civ 1525 the Court of Appeal examined two questions:
At what point is an immigration application decided by the Home Office?
Is it procedurally unfair for the Home Office to refuse an application due to the applicant’s sponsor (i.e. their employer) failing to provide additional information (without the applicant ever being made aware of the request)?
The Court of Appeal decided:
Conditions can be attached to a person’s permission to enter or stay, and this includes a condition requiring a person to register with the police when in the UK. In this post, we look at the police registration requirement, how to register with the police, where to register with the police, and the potential consequences of failing to register with the police.
Our client, a non-EEA national, initially obtained a residence card as the spouse of an EEA national. Our client subsequently divorced from his EEA national spouse and obtained a residence card under the Retained Rights route. The client then applied for permanent residence, which was refused and a subsequent appeal was dismissed by First-Tier Tribunal as the Judge wrongly thought the client needed to be a qualified person, not his EEA national spouse during the time their marriage lasted. Permission to appeal on this basis was granted.