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Reducing Relationship Stress at Christmas

December 07, 2014  |   Posted by :   |   Blog

This time of year, even the sparkliest of relationships can come under fire. If you’re going through a tough patch with your partner or dealing with separation, you probably aren’t feeling particularly festive, but that’s no reason why you can’t enjoy a break over the Christmas period. Whether you’re together or apart, use the following advice to help reduce your relationship stress. If you’re a parent in the middle of a separation, the first thing to do is get some advice from your solicitor and, if possible, a referral to a mediator so that you can meet together and lay down ...

The Myth of ‘Common Law Marriage’ – Know Your Legal Rights

November 01, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   Blog

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 – ...

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