Moving out of the marital home? Your rights uncovered
In this article we help to bust one of the most common family law myths, and provide advice on how to proceed if you wish to move out of the matrimonial home.
Relationship breakdown – can mediation help?
We know that relationship breakdown is never easy, and you may be going through a very difficult time. It can be hard to speak with your ex-partner, let alone reach agreements about the way forward. There are a range of options available to assist parties in reaching an agreement, one of which is mediation.
The Importance of Prenuptial and Post-Nuptial Agreements for Business Owners
Here, our Head of Family Law, Kelly Parks explains why business owners should consider a pre-nuptial or post-nuptial agreement.
The intertwining of relationships and financial assets can be a complex and delicate balance. As individuals embark on the journey of building a life together, it is crucial to consider the potential impact on the business if the relationship were to end.
What Happens When a Parent Breaches a Court Order?
When a Court issues an Order, it is legally binding and must be followed by all parties involved. Unfortunately, there are instances where one party may disregard or breach a Court Order, causing frustration and potential harm to the child and the other party. This article aims to shed light on the consequences and legal recourse available when a party breaches a Court Order in the context of family law.
Why do you need to change your Will when you divorce?
Writing Wills during a marriage that leaves everything to each other upon death is very common, but what happens to that Will should you decide to end the marriage and get divorced?
Living together after separation
Navigating divorce is difficult even in steady economic circumstances however, with financial climates changing, this can lead to unconventional methods such as remaining to live together once divorced.
Christmas expected to hit couples harder this year
Tough economic conditions and spiralling costs are expected to add to the pressure on couples facing the Christmas period.
How cryptocurrency can fuel asset concealment in divorce
The popularity of cryptocurrency for investment purposes is likely to fuel a rise in asset concealment when couples part.
Tips for surviving the festive season when separated/divorced
It is very common for couples to try to “keep-it-together” through the festive season for the sake of the children, but if you’re already separated then a bit of careful planning and communication will help. In this guide, we’ve compiled a list of useful tips for surviving this festive season.
Pension sharing during a divorce
Pensions are often seen as a bit of a mystery, with many people not realising their true value, but in reality, your pension is probably one of your most valuable assets. It is usually the second largest asset in the marriage after the matrimonial home. During a divorce or the dissolution of a civil partnership, the value of your pension assets will have to be taken into account as part of the financial settlement process.
Domestic Violence Support
A Terrible consequence of the social distancing measures introduced to combat the COVID-19 pandemic has been a rise in the number of cases of domestic violence and abuse. The National Domestic Abuse helpline has seen a 25% increase in calls and a 150% increase in visits to their website since the current situation began (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-52157620). With the lockdown continuing for the foreseeable future, we sadly expect the number of domestic abuse cases to continue to grow during this time.
Top tips for marriage survival over the coming weeks
Couples may be facing a challenging time due to the unusual circumstances that have been thrust upon us as a result of the COVID-19.
Common law marriage - does it exist?
Does common law marriage exist? The short answer is “no”, however, almost half of people in England and Wales mistakenly believe that unmarried couples who live together have a common law marriage and enjoy the same rights as couples that are legally married.