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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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Things to know as a first-time buyer

Purchasing your first house is an exciting step in life. Whether it is moving out of your family home for the first time, or simply moving from rented accommodation into your own home, it is a process which can be daunting for the first-time buyer.   To help you understand the ins and outs of buying…
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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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Landlords: How do you end a commercial lease early?

Commercial leases are helpful legal contracts which ensure that all parties agree on how long the tenant can inhabit the property. However, ending a commercial lease early can be a stressful and confusing process for the landlord. Here, the process of ending a lease with and without a break clause can be achieved. Ending with…
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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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Tips for negotiating favourable terms in commercial property leases

Securing a favourable commercial property lease can be a game-changer for your business. A well-negotiated lease not only provides financial security but it can also significantly impact your business’s operational efficiency and success. Understanding the ins and outs of commercial lease negotiation is crucial. Identify your business needs Start by clearly defining what you need…
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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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