February 10, 2014 | Posted by : J Morris
Celebrity couples are renowned for their break-ups, with every detail of their marriage and financial agreements being aired in public by the headline-hungry press. Perhaps it’s because of these high profile cases that many people assume pre-nuptial contracts to be something that is reserved for the rich and famous, or for couples who have a large disparity in earnings, but they can be much more than a simple protection of assets.
A nuptial agreement is a document that helps couples to settle any financial claims made against one another in the event of separation. The details of a pre or post-nup agreement can be confirmed before or after marriage, and while they ...
November 01, 2013 | Posted by : J Morris
The legal rights of unmarried cohabiting couples can be unclear, with many couples relying on the ‘myth’ of common law marriage - do you know what rights you would have if you and your partner went your separate ways? A poll by the family law group Resolution revealed that over half of respondents believed that cohabiting couples had the same rights as married couples if they decided to separate, but unfortunately this is not the case.
Steve Kirwan who is leading Resolutions work to reform the laws on cohabitation said: “Despite the myth that there is such a thing as ‘common law’ marriage – which hasn’t existed since 1753 – ...