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Cohabitation Agreements

Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Within this article, we will explore in more detail the importance of having a cohabitation agreement if you are living with a partner and you are not married.

Cohabitation Agreements

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Busting the Common Law Marriage Myth

Monday, 10 June 2019

With cohabiting families totalling 3.3 million, they are the fastest growing type of family over the last 20 years. If you are currently part of a cohabiting family, it is important that you know your rights.

Busting the Common Law Marriage Myth

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The Importance of Establishing Jurisdiction During Divorce

Monday, 13 May 2019

In the recent case of Pierburg v Pierburg, the issue before the court was whether the wife had jurisdiction to apply for a divorce in England and Wales.

The Importance of Establishing Jurisdiction During Divorce

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Do Mothers Really Have More Rights Than Fathers?

Wednesday, 24 April 2019

A judge's order for an eight year old boy to move to live with his father, instead of his mother, has made news.

Divorce Law and Children Custody

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Divorce Law - Could You End Up Supporting Your Ex-Partner for Life?

Friday, 15 February 2019

Under the law that governs divorce - the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 - the courts must consider the duration of any spousal maintenance.

Divorce and Family Law - Spousal Maintenance

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Divorce Law - In Desperate Need of Reform?

Thursday, 02 August 2018

In the case of Owens v Owens [2018] UKSC 41, the Court of Appeal have expressed the view that current divorce law is antiquated and in need of change.

Divorce Law - In Desperate Need of Reform?

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Mills v Mills - Is This Really the End of a Meal Ticket for Life?

Thursday, 02 August 2018

In what has been hailed by the press as a 'landmark ruling', the Supreme Court has ruled that a divorced husband should not have to increase payments to his ex-partner as a result of 'poor financial decisions' following their separation.

Mills v Mills - Is This Really the End of a Meal Ticket for Life?

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Heterosexual Couple Win Civil Partnership Case

Monday, 09 July 2018

Many of you will have heard the recent news reports of the Supreme Court ruling unanimously in favour of a heterosexual couple who did not want to get married, but sought instead to enter into a Civil Partnership.

Heterosexual Couple Win Civil Partnership Case

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We Agree We Want to Divorce. Do I Really Need a Solicitor?

Monday, 18 June 2018

On 1 May, the first fully digital divorce application was launched. So you may wonder, do you really need a solicitor to get divorced? Is face to face legal advice worth the cost?

We Agree We Want to Divorce. Do I Really Need a Solicitor?

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What's Yours Is Not Mine?

Thursday, 18 January 2018

Due to the complexity of the process, it is often inevitable that divorcing couples have to seek advice from solicitors and sometimes end up in court when dividing resources.

What's Yours is Not Mine?

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Family Law and Divorce - What's Yours Is NOT Mine?

Monday, 27 November 2017

Due to the complexity of the process, it is often inevitable that divorcing couples have to seek advice from solicitors and sometimes end up in court when dividing resources.

Family Law and Divorce - What's Yours Is NOT Mine?

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Should the Length of a Marriage Determine the Divorce Settlement?

Friday, 25 August 2017

Should the length of a marriage play a part in deciding what each spouse should receive on divorce? To what extent should other factors be taken into account, like the contribution each person has made to the joint finances?

Should the Length of a Marriage Determine the Divorce Settlement?

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The Blame Game - A Case for No-Fault Divorce

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

If you're a healthcare professional living in England or Wales, you will unfortunately not be able to get a no fault divorce...

The Blame Game - A Case for No-Fault Divorce

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Detecting Deceit in Divorce Proceedings - A Cheat's Charter?

Wednesday, 05 October 2016

Following the breakdown of a marriage, trust between a couple can be at an all-time low.


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Gone With the Wind - Beware the Spouse that Comes Back to Bite

Friday, 15 July 2016

There has been a recent update to one of the longest-running romance and divorce cases seen by the courts, which has all the ingredients of a classic rags-to-riches tale.