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Five things to consider when dissolving a civil partnership

Dissolving A Civil Partnership

Dissolving civil partnerships is in many ways no different to the process of divorce, however, there are still some nuances. The legal system has taken massive strides forwards in terms of equality when dealing with same-sex couples in the last few years. The changes ensure that all enjoy the same…


Arbitration in Children Cases UK

Arbitration in children

When parents separate they will need to resolve issues about where the children should live, time spent with each parent and other family members, schooling etc. When parents disagree there are a number of ways of solving the issues. It used to be either via mediation and if that didn’t…


Cohabiting couples should not leave things to chance

Cohabitation agreements

With cohabiting couples being the fastest growing family type in the UK (according to the most recent ONS Families & Households report) as family lawyers we think it’s important that a couple who chooses to live together rather than marry understands the limits of their legal protection in that relationship….


Civil partnership dissolution: sorting out the finances

Civil partnership dissolution finances

As more people enter civil partnerships and same sex marriages it’s an unfortunate fact of life that more of these relationships are also ending in divorce, or dissolution as it’s known. Between 2012 and 2014 there was a 20% increase in the number of civil partnership dissolutions.  Looking at the…


What does gay marriage really mean?

The early hours of Saturday March 29, 2014, saw the first gay marriages in England and Wales after a change in the law allowed same-sex couples to be joined in matrimony rather than “just civil partnershipped”. The debate on whether this should or shouldn’t happen seems to have been running…


Flexibility key for family lawyer

Going back to work after Christmas and new year can be a shock to the system for many. Lazy days spent watching films, eating peanuts and polishing off the Baileys are suddenly replaced by alarm clocks, smart clothes and email inbox mountains. However, going back to work after having a…


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