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 »
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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 »
The 7 Step Divorce Process
7 Step Divorce Process As long as your divorce is not defended and everyone complies with the time limits in force, you can get a divorce in seven easy steps. How to get a divorce Divorce is a legal process, and as such there is some legal jargon that you will need to get your… Read more »
Don’t be fooled… Divorce does NOT mean you have a clean break!
Divorce and the Importance of a Clean Break Order Getting a clean break order during your divorce is an extremely prudent step, as it will sever the financial ties between you and your ex. This will mean that neither person can request further money from the other in the future. Financial commitments after divorce It… Read more »
Children and Family Law- The tragedy of Parental Alienation.
There is no doubt that a break up of any kind is one of the hardest things any person can go through, when we are faced with the loss of someone who once was a major part of our lives we feel a number of conflicting emotions; we can find ourselves acting in a way… Read more »
I’m not married but I want to live with my partner. What if we break up….?
This is a question we are constantly asked; the answer is not straight forward but it does help if both parties know the legalities of moving in together before making such a big step. One option both parties can take is to ask their solicitor to draw up a “cohabitation agreement”. This may seem like… Read more »
How do I change a child’s surname…?
Changing a Child’s Surname You can change a child’s surname by deed poll, but only if you have the consent of everyone with parental responsibility. If consent is not given, you can pursue the matter through the courts. Can I change my child’s surname? There are lots of reasons why you might want to change… Read more »