Cohabitation Awareness Week

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This week Resolution announced Cohabitation Awareness week. The number of unmarried couples living together has more than doubled to 3.3 million over the past twenty years. Unfortunately despite the fact that more and more people are choosing to live together rather than marry or enter into a civil partnership the law has not caught up…. Read more

Divorce or Separation and Wills

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When you are going through a Separation or Divorce making a new Will is likely to be low on your list of priorities but it is essential this is considered in order to ensure your Estate passes in accordance with your wishes   Separation   Separation has no effect on a Will, and so if … Read more

Owens v Owens: The Need for No Fault Divorce

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On the 24th March 2017, the Court of Appeal dismissed Mrs Tini Owens appeal against the dismissal of her petition for divorce based on the unreasonable behaviour of her husband, Hugh Owens.   The Court of Appeal acknowledged that this decision left Mrs Owens “trapped in a  loveless marriage” but that the Court had to… Read more

Cohabiting couples: The Law needs to Catch Up

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There is an increasing trend to cohabit instead of marry or to cohabit before marriage.   Resolution, the national body of family law solicitors dedicated to constructive resolution of family law disputes, report that statistics show cohabiting couples represent nearly 10% of the population, a rise from 6.8% in 2002. Many people still believe in the… Read more

Do I have to go to Court to get a Divorce?

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  Ask yourself how you would like relations between you and your former partner to be in five years’ time?  Would you like to be able to attend your child’s graduation or wedding without any fear of friction or conflict?   If the answer is “yes” then resolving your Divorce using the Collaborative process may… Read more