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Common law spouse – why there’s no such thing and what you need to know

According to a survey carried out by The Office of National Statistics, two-thirds of cohabiting couples were under the impression that ‘common law marriage’ exists. They believed that if their relationship came to an end, the financial considerations would be dealt with in the same way as those of a married couple. However, that’s not ...

2021-08-18T09:29:08+01:00August 18th, 2021|News|

5 signs you’re suffering from narcissistic abuse

It’s not always easy to spot the signs of a narcissistic relationship. That’s because being with a narcissistic partner can distort your sense of reality, making it difficult to recognise the abuse. The behaviour isn’t always obvious, and the impact it has can be very subtle, leaving you unsure of what’s acceptable and what isn’t.  ...

2021-08-06T13:24:06+01:00August 9th, 2021|Narcissist Divorce|

Living together during a divorce – what you need to know

You’ve come to the conclusion that your relationship isn’t working and decided to divorce. For some couples the obvious path is to live separately until matters are finalised. But for some, things aren’t that simple.  Whether the reasons are financial, practical or even tactical, living together during a divorce is a reality for some couples.  ...

2021-07-30T09:17:38+01:00August 2nd, 2021|Divorce|

Domestic abuse understood

Over recent months, the law has made some positive changes in respect of domestic violence, and how the issue is dealt with by the court. One of the biggest problems to overcome is the fact that domestic violence is surrounded by a good number of preconceptions. Historically, this has made it difficult for victims to ...

2021-07-26T08:23:48+01:00July 26th, 2021|Domestic abuse|

Divorcing a narcissist when children are involved

Living with a narcissist is emotionally exhausting. So once you’ve made the decision that you’re ready for a divorce, the prospect of what lies ahead can be both stressful and difficult. This is even more so if there are children involved.  This week, we’re taking a look at how you can navigate your divorce from ...

2021-07-19T10:03:56+01:00July 19th, 2021|Divorce, Narcissist Divorce|

5 top tips for separated parents

Separating can be a difficult time for the whole family, especially if children are involved. It’s a big change and for parents and children alike, it can take some time to adjust to.  But that’s not to say that parenting your children following a separation or divorce has to be acrimonious. Here are some of ...

2021-07-14T09:35:21+01:00July 14th, 2021|Children, Divorce|

The impact of Covid-19 on family life and relationships

The pandemic has affected every aspect of our lives. From the way we work and socialise, to how we think about what we want from the future.   One of the biggest impacts we’ve seen has been on personal relationships and family life in general. With national lockdown restrictions, homeschooling and home working, the family dynamic ...

2021-07-08T09:32:04+01:00July 8th, 2021|Children, Divorce|

What happens to gifts on divorce?

When a couple decides to divorce, the division of the assets and finances poses plenty of questions. What will happen to the family home? Where does the law stand with regard to pensions? And what happens to any gifts that were given to one another throughout the marriage and in happier times? Engagement rings, family ...

2021-06-28T08:37:23+01:00June 28th, 2021|Divorce, Divorce and money|

What does it take to be a good solicitor?

It’s no secret that being a good solicitor takes hard work and expert legal knowledge. But that’s just one part of it. With demanding hours, complex cases and high stakes, your clients need to trust that you’re navigating them down the best possible path on their legal journey. Being a good solicitor day in and ...

2021-06-22T09:23:55+01:00June 22nd, 2021|News|

The No-Fault Divorce – the blame game is almost over

The no-fault divorce has been looming on the legal horizon for quite some time. When we wrote about this back in June 2014, no date had been set for the second reading of the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill. Fast forward a few years and the bill’s parliamentary journey is almost at its conclusion. Ministers ...

2021-06-10T14:18:09+01:00June 14th, 2021|Divorce|
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