LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, TRANSGENDER, Queer and Intersex (LGBTQI) LEGAL ADVICE
We act for and provide legal advice to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender, Queer and Intersex (LGBT) people and couples. Arona Sarwar our principal solicitor is a UKLGIG solicitor and has acted for the community for over 20 years.
The firm has expertise in handling all family types. We handle clients from certain religious groups and assess the risk that they might face in making applications.
In the UK, The Civil Partnerships Act in 2007 allowed couples to register their relationships at their local registry office. Same sex ( Marriage )weddings in England and Wales were introduced later on 29 March 2014.
Being able to discuss your family life at ease, and entering a legally recognised relationship or starting a family, hold special considerations for LGBTQI people.
We can assist with and protect your rights in a number of areas including:
Prenuptial agreements/ Post Nuptials
Adoption and adoption rights;
Sperm donor agreements
Immigration issues applying for partners and children visas to settle in the UK/ Nationality for a child born overseas
Access rights & child related matters; and
Relationship breakdown / separation
Wills and probate
The law in this area can be specialised and our team have the relevant knowledge. Our clients tend to be professionals and fly in from around the world to gain legal advice in readiness of making an application.
We are able to help, through our previous experience, when the law might impact on your life. Our reviews are from clients from all different types of family and are worth a read as they confirm we at Arona St James provide a bespoke service to all our clients.
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