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Can I sign a prenuptial agreement after I’m married?

couple holding hands

This is a question we’re hearing from more and more couples. In some instances, it’s when we tell them they have left it too late to get a prenup before marriage. Whilst called something slightly different there is an equivalent that can be prepared and signed after the marriage or…

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Equal family law rights for all couples

Marriage civil partnerships and cohabitation rights

With a new Government in place, albeit one preoccupied with Brexit and unforeseen tragic events, is now the time to put more emphasis on equality in family law? We have marriage and civil partnerships for same sex couples, but what about the rights of cohabiting couples, and the rights of…

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Special occasions for separated parents

Special occasions for separated parents

When parents separate one of the main issues of conflict relates to arrangements for the children.  I am often contacted by distressed parents who are unable to reach an agreement with their former partner as to the weekly arrangements for their children And, often disputes flare up around annual events…

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Divorce mortgages – can they help divorcing couples?

Can divorce mortgages help divorcing couples?

‘Divorce mortgages’ hit the headlines in recent weeks as banks and mortgage lenders put forward ideas for new ways a divorcing couple may be able to borrow money to “buy-out” the other and hold on to the family home themselves. A so called “divorce mortgage” is an innovative idea on…

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Reaching agreement to see your children when you separate

The law encourages co-parenting

As a family lawyer I am often contacted by distressed parents who are unable to reach an agreement with their former partner as to the arrangements for their children. Clients often feel they have lost the ability to be an equal parent because they are no longer living in the…

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Vince v Wyatt case shows consent orders are essential

vince v wyatt - importance of consent orders

Divorce does not bring an end to any financial claims between a married couple – as has been amply demonstrated in the recently reported case of Vince v Wyatt. As family lawyers we speak almost daily to clients who believe that “divorce proceedings” means bringing an end to a marriage,…

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How being a mediator makes me a better family lawyer

Divorce Lawyer in St Neots, Abby Smith

Family lawyer Abby Smith explains why she was committed to becoming a family mediator and how her training has ultimately made her an even better divorce and family lawyer. When a relationship breaks down, emotions run high.  At this stressful time, people tend to want the same thing from their…

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