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To say ‘I do’ or ‘I don’t’? The end of civil partnerships?

civil partnerships

Marriage is a long running institution which legally or formally recognises the union of two people as partners in a personal relationship. Civil partnerships are a form of civil union […]

How do prenups affect couples?

Prenuptial

Prenuptial agreements (prenups) have been increasing in popularity, with couples looking to protect themselves following divorce. Although this seems like a reasonable and wise action to take, recent figures suggest […]

What rights do fathers have following separation?

Fathers rights

When a couple separates, the toughest discussions usually centre around the children. Whilst we hear a lot about mother’s rights, it’s sometimes less clear what fathers are entitled to and […]

What is a common law marriage?

cohabiting

A 2017 poll conducted by Resolution found that there are 3.3m cohabiting couples. Two-thirds of these couples do not know that legally, ‘common law marriage’ does not exist. The poll was conducted to […]

How to handle a divorce when adultery is involved

Adultery

Divorce proceedings are generally challenging situations at the best of times but divorces due to adultery can be even more so. The person wanting the divorce may well be full […]

5 changes to the new divorce petition form

From August 2017, spouses must use the new updated petition form when seeking a divorce, dissolution (of a civil partnership) or legal separation. The new form is mostly the same […]

How are surviving spouses treated in the UK?

Surviving spouses

“With all my worldly goods I thee endow”, it’s one of the basic assumptions of a marriage (or civil partnership). The spouse/civil partner (and any children born of the union) […]

Package holidays – what happens when things go wrong

After the collapse of Monarch Airlines earlier this month, I have been thinking about package holidays. What would I do had I been affected? What are ‘package’ holidays? A ‘package […]

Wills – Store in a cool & dry place

Storing your will

So you’ve finally created your Last will and testament. Good job! Creating and executing your will is an important task. But it’s not the final task. There’s just one more […]

How to sign your will correctly

You’ve decided to leave all of your worldly possessions to your pet dog Fluffy. She’s charming, loyal and has provided years of faithful companionship (and you’ve spent a small fortune […]

Digital assets – What happens to these when you die?

Digital assets

As someone who has grown up in the digital age, a large portion of my life is contained virtually. I have accounts with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Whatsapp, YouTube, Amazon… […]

Make your Will for free in 30 minutes

Make a Will Month

There are lots of reasons why people put off creating a Will, but doing so can cause a lot of problems for your loved ones in the future. Protect your […]