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How Are Assets Divided in a UK Divorce?

How are assets divided in a divorce? Going through a divorce is a difficult time when many decisions have to be made. There are normally multiple issues around children, finances and property that are difficult to resolve and require lengthy negotiations before mutual agreement can be reached. While there are several aspects of divorce that are common to most, if not all cases, each divorce will be slightly different and will require careful handling to...
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What am I Entitled To In a Divorce Settlement?

Divorce Settlement  When a couple gets divorced there are many important issues to resolve, from where the children are going to live and with whom to how any financial assets from the marriage will be divided up. It is always best to try and come to an amicable agreement with your former partner, however this cannot always be possible. A divorce solicitor or mediator can help separating couples agree on how best to reach a...
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The lowdown on civil partnerships

In June 2018, a heterosexual couple won the legal right to enter into a civil partnership instead of a marriage in the UK. Rebecca Steinfeld and Charles Keidan from London successfully convinced the Supreme Court that the current status of the UK’s 2004 Civil Partnership Act, which currently only applies to same-sex couples, is incompatible with the European Convention on Human Rights. While the judgement does not compel the UK government to change the law...
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How your Will can help you look after your loved ones after you die

A large part of ‘after-life’ planning should involve how to make sure your loved ones are cared for and financially secure after you die. Making sure you have written a Will and that your loved ones know where to find it is a good start, but there is plenty more that can be done. Protect your partner If you die without leaving a Will, you are deemed to be ‘intestate’ and your estate will be...
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The new Child Arrangement Programme What is it? is it working?

The old “Residence” and “Contact” Orders (most commonly known in the past as custody and access) were replaced with the introduction of the Children & Families Act 2014, with Child Arrangements Orders, in April last year.  This new term seeks to reduce animosity and the feeling of “winning” and “losing” a child case – all in the best interests of the child. What is it? A Child Arrangements Order (CAO) means an Order regulating arrangements...
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