Family Law

What Legal Documents Do Unmarried Couples Need?

Living together continues to grow in popularity, with an increasing number of couples opting to cohabit without getting married or becoming civil partners.  Such is the extent of the trend that at…


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Things to Consider When Separating

Deciding to end a relationship is a significant step that rarely will be taken lightly. In addition to deciding on the most pressing issues such as who will live where, who will pay what, who will…


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Property Settlement Agreement After Divorce

Whilst in some cases, the process of transferring all or part of the ownership of a property can be straightforward, some transactions can involve complexities. Therefore, it is sensible to instruct…


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What is a Prenuptial Agreement and Why is it Important?

It may not be the most romantic of notions, but a prenuptial agreement can be much more valuable to couples than even the most expensive of gifts. A prenuptial agreement (also known as a ‘prenup’) is…


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Rights of Fathers in the UK

Father’s Day is celebrated in June in the UK. With this, we consider whether, as presumed by many, mothers are favoured over fathers in the eyes of the law. In short, the answer is no. The law,…


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A Year Since No Fault Divorce

On the 6th of April 2022, no-fault divorce came into law in the UK under the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act. The new law removed the need for couples to assign blame for the breakdown of…


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What is equity transfer?

There are a few circumstances in which you might wish to change the co-ownership status of your property. These might include: Adding your spouse or partner to the property Removing a former partner…


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Separating assets after divorce: dividing property

During the divorce process, you must consider a variety of factors. Not only will you have to agree on children arrangements and the division of your finances but you will also have to consider how…


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Applying for a joint divorce – no-fault divorce.

In April 2022, new provisions were introduced under the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act. Under the Act, ‘no-fault’ divorce was introduced. Before the legislation was passed in June 2020, it…


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Why do I need a pre-nuptial agreement?

A pre-nuptial agreement is a legal document drawn up by a couple before marriage. The document deals with how each asset will be handled and possibly divided in the case of a relationship breakdown…