As the proportion of unmarried couples living together continues to rise isn’t it time for cohabiting couples to be given the same legal rights as marries ones?
DIY divorce seems to be all the rage to save costs but when you look at the pitfalls, it is likely to be a false economy.
Cuts to Legal Aid in family law cases were designed to shave £279m off the annual bill for England and Wales but there have been a raft of adverse effects so the question has to be asked: what has been the true cost of the cuts and who is paying for them?
The Government’s own website now appears to be encouraging people to arrange their own divorce but there is plenty of advice it is not giving, such as the inherent dangers in doing this without taking legal advice.
Divorce ends a marriage completely, right? Well, it is the legal ending of a marriage but it’s not the legal severance of financial ties, for that you need a clean break.