Author: Alison Green

The pros and cons of handling your own divorce

Understanding the process of divorce can be complex and emotionally taxing. With the introduction of no-fault divorce laws in England, more couples are considering handling their divorces themselves. Even in seemingly straightforward cases, the drawbacks of a do-it-yourself (DIY) divorce significantly outweigh any perceived benefits. Advantages of a DIY divorce While some may see the…
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Prenups, petnups and postnups – What do you need to know?

When we think of entering a marriage or cohabiting, the legal aspects are often the last thing on our minds. The growing popularity of prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, however, along with petnups, highlights the practicality of planning for various eventualities. Prenuptial agreements (Prenups) A prenuptial agreement, often known as a prenup, is a legal document…
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Navigating child arrangements in cohabitation agreements

Cohabitation agreements can be complex legal matters, especially when addressing child arrangements as they often present unique challenges for unmarried couples. While this may seem like an intimidating hurdle to cross, understanding the legal aspects can offer some clarity and guidance for couples. Cohabitation agreements which deal with child arrangements primarily aim to provide security…
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Understanding your property rights in cohabitation agreements

When a couple decides to live together, the legal implications can sometimes take a backseat amidst the excitement of moving in together. One important step that couples should consider when living together is obtaining a cohabitation agreement. By discussing and creating a cohabitation agreement, couples can proactively address potential issues and establish a clear framework…
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Are you considering a divorce? Debunking common divorce misconceptions

Divorce is an increasingly misunderstood and highly publicised topic, which can cause issues when couples do begin divorce proceedings. Let’s take a moment to debunk some of the most common myths, to bring clarity and understanding to this complex process. Quick divorce The media often sensationalises celebrity ‘quickie divorces’, leading to the belief that divorces…
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Supporting children through the impact of divorce

Divorce is a significant life event that can have a profound impact on the entire family, especially children. As parents navigate the emotional and legal complexities of divorce, it is crucial to prioritise the well-being and emotional stability of their children. Communication and co-parenting One of the most critical aspects of supporting children through a…
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How to protect your assets during divorce – What you should know

Divorce can be a challenging and emotionally draining process, but it’s crucial to protect your assets during this time of transition. Understanding the legal steps surrounding asset division is essential for securing your financial future. Gather your financial information To protect your assets effectively, start by collecting all relevant financial information. This includes bank statements,…
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The rise of cohabitation in recent years and what it means for many couples

Cohabiting couples have become increasingly common in recent years, with more people choosing to live together without getting married. In fact, the number of cohabiting couples has more than doubled in the past two decades. According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), there were 3.4 million cohabiting couples in the UK in 2019, up…
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