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Common Law Marriage – is it all a myth?

We all hope that love will last forever, whether we are married or not, but what happens if it doesn’t?  Many people believe that being in a long term relationship means you are in a ‘common law marriage’ and that you […]

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Is your Pension Attachment Order safe under the new pension legislation?

If you have a pension attachment order in your favour there are some new rules in force that you need to be aware of. Background It may be that when you divorced, your ex-spouse’s pension was part of the financial […]

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5 Tips For a Smoother Divorce

We know that getting a divorce is one of the most stressful and emotional times for any person. Whilst it is impossible to make the divorce process painless, here are some tips to make the journey smoother:  1.       Get Legal […]

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The Quickie Divorce Myth

With celebrity break-ups splashed across the paper, it would be easy to assume that celebrities have the option of a ‘quickie’ divorce and can be divorced by a Judge in a matter of just minutes. So why does it take […]

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Who gets the dog?

With approximately over 40% of households owning at least one pet, when a relationship breaks down disputes over pets can occur. So, what happens to our four legged family members when couples separate? The traditional approach at court is that […]

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Employment Tribunal fees; the reason for the huge reduction in disputes?

We are pleased to see the Law Society questioning the effect of Employment Tribunal fees on the number of people taking disputes. There has been a 67% overall reduction,   with Sexual Discrimination cases falling by 87% and Equal Pay by […]

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Maternity Leave and Surrogacy

The purpose of EU Directive 92/85EC – the Pregnant Workers Directive – is ‘to encourage improvements in the safety and health at work of pregnant workers and workers who have recently given birth or are breastfeeding’. In the UK, surrogacy […]

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