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No fault divorce

March 28, 2022

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…

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John Randle – the new face of Family Law at Colemans

November 18, 2021

Colemans Solicitors LLP, like most other businesses over the last 18 months, has faced many changes. One very positive change is that with effect from 1 November 2021 we have welcomed John Randle to the team. John is a highly regarded and vastly experienced family solicitor. His career to date has spanned over 30 years,…

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What is a “gifted deposit”?

July 26, 2021

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…

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How do I change my child’s name?

June 30, 2021

There are a number of reasons why a parent may wish to change their child’s name. For example, a parent may be distressed by calling the child by the child’s registered name, for instance, a child named after an absent or violent parent. Or, a parent may wish all the children of the family to…

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Do I need a pre-nuptial agreement?

June 28, 2021

If you are planning to get married or enter a civil partnership, you may wish to enter into an agreement that shows what you intend to happen to your money and property if the marriage or civil partnership were to end. For example, what will happen to property that either of you brought into the…

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How do you end a civil partnership?

June 23, 2021

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…

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How do you end a same-sex marriage?

June 21, 2021

To end a same-sex marriage, you or your spouse will need to apply for a divorce. To apply for a divorce, you must have been married for at least a year. The person starting the divorce is called “the petitioner” and the other spouse is called “the respondent”. Petition The document that starts the divorce…

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Our Fixed Fee Divorce Service

June 10, 2021

For most, the breakdown of a marriage induces feelings of fear and uncertainty. This is likely to be exacerbated in the current climate, as the pandemic has brought constant change and ambiguity into everyone’s lives. At Colemans Solicitors, we strive to provide you with some comfort and certainty in challenging times, by offering  a fixed…

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Asset Protection Trusts

June 3, 2021

The Problem What we are talking about here is care home fees. Residential care is expensive.  Even if you have no special needs, fees of £1,000 a week are common in the South East.  At some £50,000 per year, this can run through your capital very fast. Many people feel this is unfair, and that…

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