How unmarried couples can protect themselves when they buy a house together

An increasing number of unmarried couples are buying a home together before marriage, or without any plans to marry, but few are aware of the steps they should be taking to protect themselves if the relationship fails.  

HFL Leads the Field in Family Law

Harrogate Family Law has been ranked as a leader in its field by Chambers UK 2018, a top authority on the legal profession.

The announcement comes following the completion of research for the Chambers UK 2018 guide ahead of its publication in the autumn.

Andrew Meehan, who founded Harrogate Family Law in 2010, said he was delighted that the firm had been ranked as a regional leader in family law following last year’s top tier ranking.

“Chambers UK carries out extensive peer research and analyses feedback from clients during its comprehensive analysis of the legal profession nationwide which makes this ‘Leaders in the Field’ ranking so important,” said Andrew.

“Harrogate Family Law set out to become a specialist and by developing a culture of empathy alongside our strong technical competence we have successfully differentiated ourselves from other practitioners in our region.”

More detailed rankings for individual lawyers and firms will be published by Chambers UK in October.

6 tips for couples divorcing after their children have grown up

The number of couples divorcing after their children have flown the nest has never been higher.

There are many factors prompting people to start a new life at 50 or 60 plus, not least of which is a desire to enjoy life rather than endure it, a philosophy the baby boomer generation has been brought up with.

6 early steps to take when you’re preparing for divorce

When you are preparing for divorce the things you do in the first few weeks can have quite an impact on the financial outcome. That’s why it’s important to take advice before you make any decisions that could affect your long term position.

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