December 05, 2013 | Posted by : J Morris
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 ...
October 22, 2013 | Posted by : J Morris
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 ...
September 19, 2013 | Posted by : J Morris
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 ...