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Pre-nuptial agreements – should you have one?

A “prenuptial agreement” is an agreement made by a couple before they get married, although it is also possible to enter into a “post-nuptial” agreement. A pre-nuptial agreement is designed to set out what would happen to the assets and income of the two parties in the event they separate or divorce in the future…. Read more »

No Fault Divorce – How does it affect you?

“The Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill” received Royal Assent on 25 June 2020, having gone through its parliamentary journey following on from many years of campaigning by family lawyers and supporters. This bill is anticipated to reform the divorce and separation process, as it seeks to minimise conflict and hostilities between divorcing couples. Currently, divorcing… Read more »

Financial Help With Your Divorce During Covid-19

During these unsettling times we understand there may be clients seeking a divorce who are put off by the financial implications of starting the process. We understand that  divorce is not a decision that is taken lightly but for many of our clients it may be crucial to their well-being to begin the divorce process… Read more »

What Are Non-Molestation and Occupation Orders?

Non-Molestation Orders: A non-molestation order would prevent a partner, former partner , family member or  someone you used to live with from harming you or your children. You can apply for such an order if you, or a child, are at risk of harm. Once this order is made by the Court, it is a… Read more »

Guidance On Arrangements For Your Children During Lockdown

If you have a child arrangements order in place, or informal arrangements for your children to spend time with you or the other parent, you may be wondering what to do during the coming weeks. Mr Gove has provided clarification in a tweet last month (24.03.2020) which states that “while children should not normally be… Read more »

Hidden Assets in Divorce

When negotiating your divorce settlement, you must both disclose all of your assets. If one person tries to hide their assets in an attempt to keep them out of the ‘marriage pot’, it could amount to fraud. Disclosure of assets during divorce When you get a divorce, you have a duty to your spouse and… Read more »

The Myth of the Common Law Spouse

In England and Wales, there is no such thing as a common law spouse. It is incredibly important to understand this, and if you are living with your partner but you are not married, then you need to plan accordingly. The law for common law spouses Lots of people assume that if they have been… Read more »

What is parental responsibility and do I have it…?

When you have parental responsibility, it means that you have certain legal rights and responsibilities in relation to your child. Not all parents automatically have parental responsibility, but there are various ways to get it. What is parental responsibility? The law defines parental responsibility as ‘all the rights, duties, powers, responsibilities and authority which by… Read more »

Prenuptial Agreements… Do they really work?

Prenuptial agreements are not legally binding in England and Wales. However, as long as a prenup has been properly drawn up and each person sought independent legal advice before signing it, the court may choose to adhere to the terms of the agreement. Will a prenup be enforced? The matter of whether or not a… Read more »

Negotiating a financial settlement during divorce…?

The hardest part… Negotiating a financial settlement is often the hardest part of the divorce process. While you may both agree to the divorce itself, it is likely that there will be disagreements as to the way in which you should divide your assets. The matter will become particularly complicated if you have children who… Read more »

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