December 12, 2014 | Posted by : J Morris
Pre-nuptial agreements are often only seen as an option for celebrities or the very rich, but increasing numbers of couples are choosing to set out the terms of their marriage and protect themselves in the event of future issues. Drawing up a pre-nup may not be the most romantic of activities for you and your soon-to-be spouse, but it can actually serve as a practical plan for your lives together – how you intend to divide responsibilities and prepare for the future.
If you’re unsure whether you need or want to draw up a legal agreement before marriage, civil partnership, or even simply ...
March 29, 2014 | Posted by : J Morris
Under new same-sex marriage laws which came into effect on the 13th of March, couples are now allowed to make applications to marry in the UK. The first same-sex marriages following the change in law are due to take place on the 29th of March, but for couples currently in civil partnerships who are hoping to organise a conversion to marriage, the wait may be longer. The Government has not provided a clear timescale for when civil partnerships can be converted to marriage, although recent estimated suggest there could be delays in implementing these changes until the end of the year.
Family law experts ...