Sohaib Khan, Author at Shortlands Law Firm
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Coping with school summer holidays when you are separated

Roughly one quarter of British families are single parent families nowadays, dealing with the day-to-day challenges of raising children alone. While any time of year can bring with it many complications for families in this situation, a key time for conflict can often be the lead up to the long school summer holidays. Financial pressures, child care concerns and the desire to keep things fair and equitable can often cause emotions to run high. Here...
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Planning the perfect prenuptial agreement

Planning a wedding and dreaming of a long and happy future together is extremely exciting, but it mustn’t overshadow the serious implications of combining finances and making long-term commitments together, such as starting mortgages, running family businesses and, of course, raising children. It may seem less than romantic, but opting for a prenuptial agreement (or ‘pre-nup’) that clearly lays out the obligations of each person, should the marriage fail, is a prudent way to protect...
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What you need to know about adopting a child

Adopting a child is a major undertaking and one that can bring enormous joy and lifelong fulfilment to everyone involved. However, it is also an emotionally charged process that needs to be handled with tact, care and the most diligent preparation and research. Here are some areas to consider when thinking about adopting a child. Expert advice Seek help from professional bodies and organisations that can help you early on in the process. This includes...
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Divorce advice for Women

An interesting call was received at the offices one afternoon when a women asked whether she would have to leave the family home as she had committed adultery – her husband had advised her this was the case. There are a lot of women who feel as vulnerable, frightened and confused as this caller especially if they feel that are the cause of the breakdown and have been reliant on their partner financially. My simple...
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Questions to ask your divorce solicitor

Going through a divorce is one of life’s more stressful experiences.  There is a lot of information you suddenly need to take in at a time in your life when emotions are running high and you may find yourself unable to focus properly.  Here are some of the questions you need to ask your divorce solicitor when you first meet them in order to arm yourself for the fight ahead. What costs are involved? Solicitors...
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