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A Pre-Nup Can Be A Smart Move For Professional Athletes, Business-Owners and Others

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Pre-nuptial agreements are becoming more common in the UK – they are certainly not just for movie stars or tech billionaires. Many people opt to sign a pre-nup, for example, if they run a business with their partner and they want to protect it in the...

How Can I Settle School Holiday Contact Issues With My Ex?

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"My ex-partner and I split recently and things are fractious. We don't want our 10-year-old daughter to get caught up in disputes about who has her over the school holidays. How should we approach this?" You are wise to try to avoid...

Ask The Legal Expert - Can We Protect the Family Farm with a Pre-Nuptial Agreement?

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"I own a farming business with my husband and our son, who is making wedding plans with his partner. We are very happy with this news but we are keen to protect the business as a family asset. Can a legal agreement help...

Ask The Legal Expert - Pre-nuptial Agreements

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My partner and I run a successful business and, after a decade of living together we have decided to tie the knot. Without being unromantic, we are keen to protect the business, and our staff who are like family, from disruption if we were to split. We...

Ask the Legal Expert - Love and legalities in a time of Covid

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My partner and I have lived together for a decade and have talked about marrying, but the added complications of Covid-19 have slowed our plans. As an older couple, with our own properties, would marriage put us on a better legal footing? Interestingly,...

Ask The Legal Expert - Division of Assets in a Divorce

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My husband and I are considering a divorce. He was the main carer for our children when they were growing up, while I was the primary wage-earner, so I paid off our mortgage, over the years. We own our home jointly, but would I now be entitled to a larger...

Divorce - What are the Rules?

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Yesterday I came across an article where a reader had posed a question as follows: “My marriage is in crisis and I am wondering who has more rights on the property.” The reader went on to say that he had paid the mortgage in entirety himself...

MPs Approve No-Fault Divorce Ruling For England and Wales

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The news that MPs have approved the no-fault divorce ruling will be welcomed by many legal experts, who have seen some couples left in limbo due to prevailing legislation on the matter. However, couples seeking a no-fault divorce will have to wait until at...

Divorce during Covid-19- Your Questions Answered

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Our family team recognise the need for both vulnerable clients, but also those who had planned to separate from their partner and are now unable to do so, to access good quality advice. Some will experience a newfound togetherness and a way of working...

Is An Amicable, DIY Divorce Achievable?

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We are often asked if it is necessary to instruct a Solicitor to deal with a divorce, now a DIY divorce is available online via the Court Service. In my experience, even if a divorcing couple feels able to keep things amicable, a marital split is still...

Ask The Legal Expert - Calls to Simplify Surrogacy Process For Families

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My wife and I have struggled to conceive and my sister-in-law is becoming a surrogate mum for us. How do we make sure we become the baby’s legal parents? Surrogacy can bring great joy to those involved. However, it can be emotionally taxing and...

Ask The Legal Expert -I Cannot Agree On My Son's School Move With My Ex

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My ex-wife has been offered a job in another part of the country and she plans to relocate, within months, with our 12-year-old son. I’m very unhappy about him switching schools, since he’s had behavioural issues, but is now settling. She feels...

Ask The Legal Expert - No-Fault Divorce Ruling Set To Take Some of The Heat Out Of Divorce

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My husband and I have been married for 28 years - living separately for a year. I want a divorce, but my husband is opposed. I’ve noticed the media reports of a woman unable to divorce her husband and I fear being left in the same limbo state....

Ask The Legal Expert - Breaching a Child Arrangement Order

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Child Arrangements Orders can be a vital tool in helping separated families settle their domestic differences, and in helping children to enjoy stability. My ex-wife and I have a Child Arrangement Order that sees our 14-year-old daughter spending alternate...

A Listening Ear and Specialist Expertise Makes Jill a Leader in Her Field

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Meet Jill Bulteel, a Director and Head of Family in South East Wales for JCP Solicitors. A Senior Practitioner, Jill specialises in divorce, financial and care proceedings, and the Children’s Act. Jill is a member of the Law Society Children Panel, an...