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No fault divorce

28th March 2022 2:41 pm Comments Off on No fault divorce

In a matter of a few weeks, separating couples will be able to get a divorce, legal partnership or civil partnership dissolution without having to blame one another for the breakdown of their relationship. The government originally planned to introduce no-fault divorce in the August of 2021 but admitted in June 2021, that their original…


What is a “gifted deposit”?

26th July 2021 2:38 pm Comments Off on What is a “gifted deposit”?

A gifted mortgage deposit means that all or part of your deposit is given to you by someone else. It can come from a family member or a friend, although some mortgage lenders prefer to lend in these circumstances where the gifted deposits come from a family member which is something to bear in mind…


How do you end a civil partnership?

23rd June 2021 9:00 am Comments Off on How do you end a civil partnership?

To end a civil partnership, you or your partner will need to apply for dissolution. To apply for dissolution, you must have been in a civil partnership for at least a year. The person starting the dissolution process is called “the petitioner” and the other person is called “the respondent”. Petition The document that starts…


RENT CONCESSIONS – ADVICE FOR TENANTS

18th May 2021 10:33 am Comments Off on RENT CONCESSIONS – ADVICE FOR TENANTS

  Even as the COVID-19 social restrictions are easing, uncertainty abounds. We remain hopeful that the path to easing restrictions will continue unimpeded but reports on the spread of new variants of the virus remain cause for some concern. Against that background  we are still finding that tenants have been and continue to look to…


Domestic Abuse Act 2021: how will the new law help to protect victims of domestic abuse?

14th May 2021 3:10 pm Comments Off on Domestic Abuse Act 2021: how will the new law help to protect victims of domestic abuse?

On 29 April 2021, the Domestic Abuse Bill passed through both Houses of Parliament and was signed into law.  The Domestic Abuse Act 2021 is landmark legislation that will provide further protections to the millions of victims of domestic abuse in England and Wales.   The new measures include: A wide-ranging legal definition of domestic abuse, which…


‘The Review Issue’ – Will Covid-19 hamper the FJB’s two-year family justice plans?

7th May 2021 11:23 am Comments Off on ‘The Review Issue’ – Will Covid-19 hamper the FJB’s two-year family justice plans?

This article was published in Resolution Magazine, “The Review.”   The Family Justice Board’s has set out its priorities for the next two years, aiming to address the long-term challenges faced across the system. But immediate concerns may intervene… The Family Justice Board is the primary forum for overseeing the performance and aims of the…


Captain Tom 100 Challenge – Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice Service

26th April 2021 12:10 pm Comments Off on Captain Tom 100 Challenge – Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice Service

The Captain Tom Foundation is encouraging people to celebrate the amazing achievements of Captain Tom on what would have been his 101st birthday on Friday 30 April 2021. Everyone is invited to build on his legacy by taking on a challenge around the number 100, over Captain Tom’s birthday weekend. Colemans staff members will be…


Relationship Breakdown: Frequently Asked Questions

23rd April 2021 10:48 am Comments Off on Relationship Breakdown: Frequently Asked Questions

Can I get a divorce? You can get divorced in England and Wales if: You have been married for over one year; Your marriage has permanently (or “irretrievably”) broken down; Your marriage is legally recognised in the United Kingdom; and You (or your spouse) permanently live in the United Kingdom. What are the grounds for…


Private Children Law: Frequently Asked Questions

10:46 am Comments Off on Private Children Law: Frequently Asked Questions

My partner and I are separating, what are my rights as a parent? Family lawyers tend to use the term “parental responsibility” rather than “parental rights”. A mother automatically has parental responsibility for her child. However, parental responsibility is only granted to a father if he: Is married to the child’s mother when the child…


Capital Gains Tax on Divorce

21st April 2021 12:48 pm Comments Off on Capital Gains Tax on Divorce

Tax is often quite low down the list of priorities as something to think about, particularly during a relationship breakdown. However, we recommend taking tax advice at an early stage during divorce proceedings. Unless you are properly advised by a taxation specialist, an unexpected tax bill may arise, which is the last thing you will…


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