Welcome to the third and last in a series of three podcasts covering protecting family wealth. Katy Barber, senior associate in the family law team discusses the importance of protecting your ownership of a property when cohabiting with a partner.
Welcome to the second in a series of three podcasts covering protecting family wealth. Katy Barber, senior associate in the family law team discusses the importance of planning financial arrangements early on and how pre- and post-nuptial agreements can help protect your wealth.
Welcome to the first in a series of three podcasts covering protecting family wealth. Katy Barber, senior associate in the family law team discusses the issues that may occur when parents and grandparents to loan money to their children and grandchildren.
The trials of family life are different for everyone but in this crisis situation that we are experiencing now thanks to Covid-19 it really increases the pressure on merged or separated families. We have had a number of unique Covid-specific queries from families and individuals living across the South East as well as from abroad, asking […]
Many couples have taken the romantic or maybe the practical decision to live together during the lockdown so they can still see each other. This may have been considered slightly premature in normal circumstances, maybe because your relationship is not a particularly long one or because you haven’t quite worked out how the bills are […]
Michael Gove had to apologise this morning on BBC Radio 4 for creating confusion over his comments on Good Morning Britain yesterday regarding divorced/ separated families and their child contact arrangements. He said yesterday that during “lockdown” children should not be travelling between separated parents. This is wrong.
We are living in unprecedented times. The next 3- 6 months are going to be really challenging for us all.
Along with the pledge to get healthier, this time of year sees many couples decide that the New Year is going to bring them a fresh start in their home and family life. The thought of starting the process of divorce can be overwhelming and frightening – but much like fad diets, do all divorces […]
Can I claim on my partners’ house?
What you need to know about taking children abroad after separation The Ashes test series has begun, the sun is shining; summer is here. Attentions naturally turn to holiday. But there’s a word of warning if you are divorced or separated – you must have written permission from your former partner before you take the […]
As Boris Johnson settles in to his new residence at No 10 Downing Street with girlfriend Carrie Symonds it seems that they may just be the first ever cohabiting couple to move in. Is this just another subtle sign that society is starting to accept and recognise cohabiting couples as equals to our married counterparts? […]
With heavy weight boxer Anthony Joshua looking for a knock out against his opponent this weekend, we look at 5 common myths around separating and divorcing that also need to be knocked out of circulation for good!
Any keen golfer (or golf widow) will know that the prospect of teeing off and landing straight in the bunker can have catastrophic effect on your final scorecard. It is easy to get your separation or divorce off to a similar start by making a mistake that will leave you well over par and potentially […]
Separating from your partner can feel as though you are swept up in a never ending steeplechase with ‘money’ being the big prize on offer. But there are so many other considerations when separating and here are just a few of the options below:
The self proclaimed ‘worlds happiest separated couple’ Prince Andrew, Duke of York and Fergie (Sarah Ferguson), may tie the knot a second time. Will they also take the increasingly popular step of taking out a pre-nup? Although it may sound unromantic, pre-nups are not just reserved for royalty and super wealthy.
The case gained national attention including coverage in the Times, Daily Telegraph and Evening Standard, and here is how the Daily Mail summarised the recent case as follows: Midwife wins court battle with her tech boss ex-partner over their £1million home after telling judge he promised her an equal share over a drink in the PUB 13 years ago. Claire […]
More increasingly, parents are lending young people the money they need to get on to the property ladder.
As we enter 2017, there is a higher-than-normal degree of uncertainty regarding the prospects of the UK economy and the housing market, especially for first time buyers.