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How does Coronavirus affect contact with my children?

Last night, the Prime Minister announced new rules on staying at home and away from others. This morning, there has already been conflicting messages in the media regarding what impact these new rules have on separated parents. In short, the government has recognised that it may be necessary, for children who are under 18, to…

FAQs – Can I vary my financial order?

When a financial agreement is reached during the divorce process, it is based on a set of facts at a certain point in time. However, what happens if there are changes in circumstances following an order being made? Elizabeth Dowler and Rebecca Silcock, in the Family team, explain when it may be appropriate to vary…

FAQs – What might happen to the family farm if we divorce?

The breakdown of a relationship can be an upsetting and difficult time for all involved. Associate Solicitor Victoria Cobham (née Strode) discusses the issues surrounding a divorce where a family farm is involved and how it can be particularly challenging, where the way of life will often have been passed down through the generations, and…

FAQs – How do I protect my business in a divorce?

As well as being a stressful time, a marital breakdown can have an effect on your business. Rebecca Silcock, partner in our Family team answers some questions on how to protect your business in a divorce. Entrepreneurs are typically driven, ambitious people and understand risks appear in the guises of bad luck, competition or the…

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…