cohabitation agreement

27th November to the 1st December marks the spark for National Cohabitation Awareness week. If your unmarried and living together then you want to consider being aware of what protection are you afforded with. Unmarried couples unfortunately do not have the same level of rights and protection as married couple. As the marriage rate is […]

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Cycling with kids

If you ask a parent one of their most stressful experiences, trying to organise a family bike ride may be up there with the popular answers – and for good reason! Cycling with kids can be dangerous, especially if you’re heading towards busy roads, so you should take extra precautions when planning a family bike […]

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financial agreement after divorce

A financial agreement after divorce is a documented order about the fair division of finances and assets between two parties of a marriage. You can reach an agreement on finances after divorce which can keep costs down or you can seek professional advice if you can’t come to an amicable agreement. Reaching a financial agreement […]

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Divorces for Unreasonable Behaviour

Filing a divorce application form isn’t a simple process. There are many different forms, checklists and boxed that need filling-in, but you may find one section particularly complicated: divorcing for unreasonable behaviour. Divorcing because a spouse has shown ‘unreasonable behaviour’ has consistently been the primary reason for divorce since the late 1970’s. These days, it […]

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Domestic Abuse

For many men and women all over the UK, domestic abuse is the sole reason for divorce. Experiencing any kind of abuse can be exhausting on both your physical and mental health, but you may struggle to get help when divorcing an abusive partner. According to the charity Living Without Abuse, domestic violence will affect […]

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Divorce Petition

When it comes to filing for a divorce, you may become confused about how, where and when your divorce application will be used. However, it’s important to ensure that you’re in-the-know before sending your forms as the information you enter will be used when deciding certain things after the separation, such as clean break orders. […]

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What is a Clean Break Order

Unfortunately, divorces are complicated. There are several different forms that you’ll need to fill-out when you make the legal separation, but how you handle the situation can impact yours, and your children’s, future. Clean break orders allow you to become financially independent after a divorce. You’ll no longer be seen as reliant on your ex-spouse, […]

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fathers custody rights

Although courts generally consider it preferable for parents to share a child’s custody, there are times when the courts may consider granting full custody to one parent. The courts are not permitted to show any bias against fathers as if you can show you are the better parent then there is a chance of you […]

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Thinking about Divorce

Your marriage is in question and you’re facing a hard decision; a decision that you hoped you would never have to make. Are you thinking about a divorce? You may be the one who is deciding to end the marriage, it might be your spouse, it may have been a gradual process to come to […]

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Am I entitled to a short marriage financial settlement?

Although we hope a marriage will be blissful for years to come, the unfortunate reality is that sometimes we realise marriage is not always how we expected it to be which can sometimes lead to parties wishing to part way. Our divorce solicitors often get asked the above question, can we divorce if I married […]

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