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Christmas Holiday Arrangements

Christmas Holiday Arrangements

With Christmas fast approaching, it is a period when people wish to travel abroad to see family.  It is important to note that when both parties have parental responsibility for a child the other parent’s consent must be obtained prior to taking the child out of the jurisdiction of England & Wales. If consent is […]

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The rise of post-nuptial agreements

The rise of post-nuptial agreements

These agreements seem to be on the rise and much like a pre-nuptial agreement – which takes place before the wedding – post-nuptials lay out how assets will be split on divorce. Gone are the days when married people agreed to split their assets 50:50. More and more are drawing up “post-nup” agreements, sometimes long […]

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New measures considered to prevent gazumping

New measures considered to prevent gazumping

The Government are considering implementing new measures to prevent gazumping What is gazumping? Gazumping is when a buyer has had an offer to purchase a property accepted by the seller but before the sale is completed the seller accepts another offer from a different person and refuses to sell to the original buyer. Is it […]

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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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