Same Sex Marriage

  • As of 2014, same sex marriage has been legalised in the UK, and a host of options have been opened up to couples who wish to celebrate their commitments to one another
  • Sterling Law’s expertise in marriage and family law applies equally to same sex-marriage, so if you are reading the page above, every legal part of the process is equally open to you, and our team will be happy to help!
  • For example, we can help you create pre-nuptial agreements to protect your property, convert your civil partnership into a marriage, help you deal with differences in marriage internationally, and even navigate the complex waters of surrogacy and adoption law. Contact us if you have any questions!
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We value your time. After the consultation, we will let you know what the next steps are. We will request the documents we need, and only call you when necessary. We are proactive, will update you on your case as soon as we have any news so that you don’t need to call, meaning you can rest assured that no actions are needed from your side. 

We haven’t forgotten about you, but we believe you’d rather spend time doing something that really matters than on the phone with a lawyer.

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Property Division Property Division

Property division is an important aspect of family law, and yet it is often overlooked when signing agreements that affect it. In relation to family law, property law is more than an area in itself – it is closely tied to divorce law, civil partnerships, and pre and post nuptial agreements. Many questions of property family law fall under this area, and Sterling Law’s expertise covers all of them.

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International Family Law International Family Law

Sterling Law is a company with expertise in not just UK law, but also EU law, Russian law, and many other nations. Why is this important? Well, as families become more mobile and the world becomes more globalised, it is common for parents to move around, whether one or both, and it is important to understand and consider the local laws and how they relate to family life

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Pre-Nuptial Agreements Pre-Nuptial Agreements

Pre-Nuptial Agreements

  • Historically, Pre-Nuptial agreements were not often looked at by courts, which meant a significant amount of autonomy in marriages and civil partnerships was lost. In recent years, however, courts have started to consider pre-nuptial agreements more and more, and they are a viable and useful way of protecting your and your partner’s interests in and after marriage.
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Wills and Probate Law Wills and Probate Law
  • Wills are complicated business, whether you are writing or receiving one
  • Sterling Law has expert lawyers in this field which can help you write or amend a will, whether to your relatives, a charity, or anyone else
  • Being told you are the beneficiary of a will can be equally stressful, however. There are a whole host of legal actions that you may have to take, and Sterling Law’s experience in this area will make sure the process for you is as smooth as possible. Among other things, we can help you contest a will, apply for probate, and claim your property.
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Cohabitation Matters Cohabitation Matters
  • It has become more and more common in recent years for cohabitation to happen before, and outside of, civil partnerships and marriage
  • It is extremely important, however, that you consider the legal aspects of this arrangement, as you are not protected by marriage or civil partnership laws, no matter how long you have been cohabiting.
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