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Ban on Leaseholds with large Ground rent

Ban on Leaseholds with large Ground rent

Plans to ban leaseholds on new-build houses in England The Government are proposing bans on Leasehold houses with large ground rents under new proposals. In some cases ground rents double every 10 years making them escalate quickly. The proposals are subject to an 8 week consultation and will apply only to England. The proposals will […]

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Lies during a Divorce

Lies during a Divorce

When separating, you are likely to have to deal with a number of issues which could include property, debts, assets, child arrangements, or possibly child/spousal support.  Out of fear and to protect his/her interests, your spouse may tend to mislead the Court by not quite telling the truth.  Or maybe your spouse is exaggerating their […]

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Does Divorce end all ties?

Does Divorce end all ties?

You would hope that divorce ended all ties with your ex but the reality is that it does not.  So imagine winning the lottery a year, two years or even 10 years after your divorce.  Would this entitle your ex from making a claim on your winnings? The answer is yes it would. This was […]

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Dispelling the Myth of Common Law Marriage

Dispelling the Myth of Common Law Marriage

A recent study of over 1,000 cohabitating couples in the United Kingdom has shown that legislative change is necessary to protect the rights and assets of those who choose to live as a couple without getting married. Cohabitating couples represent the fastest growing family type in the UK and have doubled since 1996 to over […]

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There’s a rise in forced marriages

There’s a rise in forced marriages

The Forced Marriage (Civil Protection) Act 2007 (the Act) received royal assent on 26 July 2007. The aim of the Act is to provide protection to those at risk of a forced marriage and to provide recourse for those who have already been forced into marriage. The Act also sends out a strong signal that […]

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