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Save Time and Money When Getting Divorced

March 06, 2014  |   Posted by :   |   Blog

When you’re getting divorced, chances are you don’t want to waste any time (or money) sorting out the details. While the circumstances and complexity of your separation will greatly influence how long it takes you to complete proceedings, there are a few simple ways to ensure that your case goes as smoothly as possible. By working with your solicitor (and, if possible, your ex) to get all the details of your divorce set out clearly, you’ll be able to move forward with a minimum of disruption and stress. Here’s our advice on avoiding unnecessary delays during your divorce: Provide your solicitor with as much information and documentation as possible. For your case to proceed swiftly, your solicitor ...

How to Avoid Delays When Moving House

February 03, 2014  |   Posted by :   |   Blog

  When you buy or sell property, the process can be maddeningly frustrating when there are delays while you wait for paperwork to be processed, surveys to be completed, or one party or other to arrange legal services with their solicitor. If you’re planning a move this year, make it as quick and easy as possible by involving your solicitor early on in the process so that you have all the relevant legal processes sorted from the off. A recent survey by estate agent network Move with Us revealed that 84% of clients wait until an ...

Almost Half of UK Divorces Due to Unreasonable Behaviour

December 19, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   Blog

Claims of adultery have halved since the 1970s according to recent analysis of patterns in grounds for divorce, while ‘unreasonable behaviour’ has become the most cited basis for separation – almost twice as likely as 40 years ago. Unreasonable behaviour accounts for 47% of all divorces in the UK with examples ranging from unsociable spouses to financial quarrels. One possible reason for this shift in approach to divorce could be a change in attitude towards separation – there is far less stigma attached to getting divorced as there would have been in the 70s, and individuals are more likely to speak up about their spouse’s unreasonable behaviour and act upon it. With greater financial freedom for ...

How Much Will a Divorce Cost Me?

December 05, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   Blog

Getting divorced needn’t bankrupt you, but it’s important to consider the various expenses involved in a separation before you file for divorce so that you can budget appropriately. You may find you need to dip into savings, borrow money or set up a temporary maintenance arrangement to cover the costs of your separation, so you need to know exactly what you’re likely to spend in the course of your divorce process. The best way to do this is to choose a solicitor who offers fixed fee legal services for each stage of your separation, according to your individual needs. This way, you know how much and when ...

Preparing to Make a Will: What Do I Need?

October 22, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   Blog

It’s a really good idea to get some basic info together before you consult a solicitor to draw up a will as this can make the whole process much quicker and easier. Making a will is one of those grown up jobs that we all put off and off until it’s right at the bottom of your to-do list, but it’s amazing what a relief it can be to have an up-to-date will in your filing cabinet. And honestly – it doesn’t take very long to sort out, so stop stalling and book yourself a meeting with your solicitor. Here’s a list of the fundamental figures and details you’ll need to bring with you ...

Do we need a prenuptial agreement?

September 19, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   Blog

Since 2010, the court has placed significant weight on prenuptial agreements in the event of a separation or divorce in the UK, making it more difficult to have them overruled. Though generally thought of as an Americanism, marital contracts are becoming increasingly popular this side of the pond. A prenup is a formal written agreement that provides terms regarding the division of assets and property in the case of marriage breakdown. Couples work with their own family law solicitors to draw up a prenuptial agreement before their wedding or civil union, deciding on provisions that will simplify the details of ...

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