Common Law Marriage

By | December 6th, 2017|Categories: Financial Matters, Separation|

Did you know that ‘Common Law Marriage’ is a myth? There are quite literally millions of couples living together as a family unit who are not aware that our current laws fail to protect them as cohabitees. Cohabitation is a fast-growing area with couples making the decision to cohabit instead of marrying. There are no automatic [...]

Dealing with Divorce

By | September 29th, 2017|Categories: Divorce, Separation|Tags: , , |

It is often a difficult time for parties when they decide to Divorce as there may be a number of considerations including living arrangements, the family home, finances and whether the matrimonial home will have to be sold. Speaking with a Family Law Specialist at the outset of your case will provide clarity and will often [...]

The trouble with separation

By | August 29th, 2017|Categories: Divorce, Separation|Tags: , , |

When thinking about Separation whether it be a marriage or cohabiting couple who are unmarried there may be a jointly owned property and other assets to consider. The process of separating joint financial assets may be more complicated than first anticipated. What if a property is in the sole name of one person? How does that [...]

What about the children?

By | July 15th, 2017|Categories: Child law, Divorce, Separation|Tags: , , , |

When parties separate the last consideration may be that of Grandparents contact with their grandchildren. If grandparents wish to retain that contact and it cannot be agreed, it is still possible for them to make an application to the Court for permission to submit an application for contact to be considered. The Court will always decide [...]