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International Assets

International assets do cause a problem but that is not to say that the English courts will simply disregard them. In the right circumstances foreign accounts can be frozen and further disclosure ordered by the English courts. If they are regarded as matrimonial property then they will be taken into account when considering the overall financial settlement. For more extensive advice, please do not hesitate to attend an initial consultation, or email us, or telephone...
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Children

An unmarried father does not automatically have parental rights if they are not named on the Birth Certificate. These rights known as Parental Responsibility can be applied for through the Courts or by agreement. It is usually granted if commitment can be shown. The partner who becomes the primary carer of Children can apply for money and/or property orders to ensure that the Childrens’ needs are met to include school fees and they have comfortable...
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Property & Money Issues

Despite the increase in couples opting to live together rather than marry the law governing couples rights upon the breakdown of their relationship simply has not caught up with the times. It is complex and offers less protection to the “poorer” partner. In terms of property the name on the title deeds determines the owner. The other party can make a claim but will need to provide documentary evidence of contribution to the property. Complicated...
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Living Together

The law pertaining to cohabitation (living together without marriage) is very different to that which applies to married couples. If you are separating from your cohabiting partner it may be worth while getting to know your legal rights especially in complex matters where property, finances, inheritance, and custody of your children are concerned. Our team of specialist lawyers have also dealt with numerous cases concerning the future educational needs of the children and inheritance. The...
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