Category: Family Law

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.

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.

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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Cohabitation agreements – Why are they important?

While there is a misconception that cohabiting couples are ‘common law’ spouses, there is no legal recognition of cohabitation in the UK which means that issues can arise if the relationship breaks down. These issues can involve property, finances and personal possessions as well as there being difficulties in the event of someone passing away…
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