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Cohabitation Nation: Cohabitation Agreements

The concept of a ‘common law spouse’ is not recognised under English Law. This means that often people mistakenly believe that the law offers cohabitating couples protection, especially when they have been in a relationship for a number of years. However, the law treats married couples and cohabiting couples differently. It is important for cohabiting…

Cohabitation Nation: financial provision for children when cohabiting parents separate

The concept of a ‘common law spouse’ is not recognised under English Law. This means that often people mistakenly believe that the law offers cohabitating couples protection, especially when they have been in a relationship for a number of years. However, the law treats married couples and cohabiting couples differently. It is important for cohabiting…

Cohabitation Nation: Does cohabitation affect children’s rights and Parental Responsibility?

The concept of a ‘common law spouse’ is not recognised under English Law. This means that often people mistakenly believe that the law offers cohabitating couples protection, especially when they have been in a relationship for a number of years. However, the law treats married couples and cohabiting couples differently. It is important for cohabiting…

Cohabitation Nation – Rights of a cohabitee versus a married person

The concept of a ‘common law spouse’ is not recognised under English Law. This means that often people mistakenly believe that the law offers cohabitating couples protection, especially when they have been in a relationship for a number of years. This week we will be exploring topics relating to cohabitation and dispelling a few myths In…

Cohabitation Nation – FAQs about Cohabitation

The concept of a ‘common law spouse’ is not recognised under English Law. This means that often people mistakenly believe that the law offers cohabitating couples protection, especially when they have been in a relationship for a number of years. However, the law treats married couples and cohabiting couples differently. It is important for cohabiting…

School’s out for summer

We’re now half way through the summer holidays and whilst many children are enjoying the time off school, this can be a testing time for parents, especially those who are newly separated. Here, family solicitor Elizabeth Dowler looks at ways to navigate the challenges and come to a resolution.  The opportunity to spend quality time…

The question of surrogacy in the UK

It’s an area of family law that isn’t often discussed in public and as a family lawyer we find that instructions are limited in numbers. At present we are only dealing with one live matter however, we are aware that many firms having never offered advice or even dealt with a matter through to conclusion….

FAQs About Divorce – How much child support will I have to pay?

In this last mini blog in the series of FAQs About Divorce Rebecca Silcock takes a closer look at child support and how it’s calculated. Child support is the frequent, usually monthly, payment from the non-resident parent to the resident parent, to help with the cost of supporting and bringing up the children. Child support…

FAQs About Divorce – Will I receive spousal support?

In this week’s mini blog, Rebecca Silcock takes a closer look at spousal support which is more commonly called “maintenance”. This is a payment made by one spouse to another following a divorce. Unlike Child Maintenance there is no formula to calculate it. Whether maintenance will be paid depends on a host of factors but…

FAQs About Divorce – How do the courts determine custody of a child following separation?

In this week’s mini blog, Simon Walker, Solicitor in the Family Team in our Sherborne office, looks at ways separating couples can agree arrangements for the children. Parents who are separating are expected to reach a resolution in relation to the care of their children between themselves. The reaching of a consensus ought to be…