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Financial Settlement

We are experienced with complex financial agreements and settlements

Walk Of Life

      ICR Walk of Life On Friday 7 November over 100 supporters of the ICR got together for the 2 million step Walk for Life. This is an annual sponsored walk in the Lake District where groups each walk a route of different length and level of difficulty. This year...

When will we see a no blame divorce?

When will we see a no blame divorce?   A much awaited change is on the horizon for divorcing couples, which will overhaul the current fault-based system to a no blame divorce. The law in relation to divorce as it stands is extremely outdated and does not reflect...

LPA Application

​ LPA Applications    Following on from last month’s introduction to the Court of Protection where we discussed why having a Lasting Power of Attorney is necessary, I thought that giving a flavour of how the Court deals with LPA applications might be helpful. ...

Mental Health And Family Law Clients

Today is World Mental Health Day, 10 October 2019, and as the general awareness about mental health issues increases, it seems appropriate that we become a little introspective and look at how we as individuals may have been affected by this illness. Either knowingly...

The potential effects of gifts, loans & trust on financial settlements between separating couples

It is common practice following the breakdown of a relationship for one party to argue that the money he/she received from his/her parents was a loan rather than a gift. The ex-partner will, in turn, want to argue it was a gift and it is sometimes difficult to decipher between the two.

Court Of Protection – Do you need a lasting power of attorney?

Lasting Power of Attorney Court of Protection Do you need a lasting power of attorney? I’ve had several cases recently where it has become clear that there is an aspect of my work that, generally, is completely unknown. The Court of Protection. Most of the clients I...

How to deal with the overwhelming feeling of commencing a divorce

      Divorce can be devastating and is always life changing. Coming to terms with the changes can cause anxiety and sometimes be overwhelming. You may feel alone and isolated at this time as your spouse who has been that go to person for the length of your...

You have been left out of a Will. What now?

You have been left out of a Will.  What now?   What happens if someone dies, you expect to inherit only to find you have been left out of the will? Although we, technically, have complete freedom in England and Wales to make our Will how we want, the law does...

What is coercive or controlling behaviour within a relationship?

What is coercive or controlling behaviour within a relationship?   Coercive control is a form of domestic violence; however, it does not necessarily include physical abuse. This form of domestic violence leaves its victims isolated from familial relationships and...

The misconception of common law marriage!

  The Misconception Of Common Law Marriage    Contrary to popular belief, there is no such thing as a ‘common law’ husband or wife.   This is most unfortunate because within the UK millions of couples believe in this idea and often find themselves in difficult...

Pre-Nuptial & Co-habitation

You may want to consider an agreement before or instead of marriage

Divorce, Dissolution & Separation

We guide people who are separating through the legal maze

Children

We can help you agree arrangements for your children

Applying for Divorce

You must have been married, or been in a civil partnership for at least one year