Quickie Divorce ?
It seems that when celebrity divorces are mentioned in the media, such as the Louise and Jamie Rednapp case that’s all over the internet at the moment, they always refer to a “ quickie divorce ” which suggest that they take little time to grant and then the marriage is over. When it becomes clear that the relationship is badly […]
Separation – how to get through the holidays
Being together for Christmas and spending more time together than usual can sometimes spell the end of a relationship and many couples decide that separation is for the best. If you or anyone that you know think that Christmas 2017 is the crunch time for a relationship and are considering separation you might be wondering […]
Home alone at Christmas? leaving your children unsupervised.
Now that December has finally arrived, whilst it means you can pop open your advent calendar and get the decorations down from the loft, for those who are separated parents, it can be a fairly stressful time of the year. With school holidays looming, the issues of conflicting work patterns and annual leave tied in with […]
Living together, busting the myths
This week has seen #CohabitationAwarenessWeek, a campaign by Resolution designed to highlight the difference in the legal rights of couples who are just living together and aren’t married. As the week of campaigning draws to a close, hopefully the myth of the ‘common law’ spouse has been busted and there is an awareness of how […]
Cohabiting couple ? do you own your own home ?
How does cohabiting couples of any age deal with the different contributions that they might make when looking to buy a home together? Perhaps one person has savings and can afford the deposit but the other has a higher income and will be paying the mortgage. Why does it even matter how cohabiting couples own a property? […]
Co-habiting? Who gets the house if one of you die?
Were you aware that as a co-habiting couple you don’t have the same rights as those in marriages or civil partnerships ? So as a hetrosexual couple who don’t want to get married you need to ensure your succession planning is all in place. In 2015 a case at the Central London County Court highlighted just […]
Stamp duty reduction for first time buyers
The Chancellor Philip Hammond has announced new stamp duty measures to help first time buyers. As of Wednesday 22 November, following the Autumn Budget, new home owners across the UK will benefit from a stamp duty freeze. He has removed the requirement for first time buyers to pay stamp duty where they buy a property […]
Protecting yourself with a Post-nuptial Agreement
Most of us have heard of a pre-nuptial agreement, especially in the world of the rich and famous but recently there has been a rise in the number of already married couples getting into post-nuptial agreements. A post-nuptial agreement is different to a pre-nuptial agreement as it is a legal agreement made between individuals who […]
Domestic Abuse and Applications for a Child Arrangements Order
There has been a recent update in family law which involve applications for a child arrangements order where there has been or there is a risk of domestic abuse. A child arrangements order cover issues about where a child should live and how much time they spend with each parent. These are the old custody/residence […]
Changes to case law – the financial part of a divorce
This week there have been a few updates in family case law in relation to the financial part of a divorce. The first case of Birch v Birch  relates to a Wife’s application to the Court to release her from the legal promise she made to the Court and to her Husband when they […]