1. You are not entitled to claim ongoing financial support from your former cohabitee for yourself Unlike married couples, you are not entitled to claim any financial support or maintenance for yourself from your former cohabitee should you both decide to separate.
Family law calls for quite a lot of mathematics. From calculating how matrimonial finances should be divided upon divorce, to considering the tax implications of the same, a lot of number crunching goes on. Here, Head of Family for Kuits Katie McCann,
Head of Family at Kuits, Katie McCann, comments on the recent news that a heterosexual couple have lost their Court of Appeal battle to enter into a civil partnership. This week, Rebecca Steinfeld and Charles Keidan lost their battle to legalise civil
The Ministry of Justice recently published the Legal Aid Statistics for October to December 2015, which revealed that the number of Mediation Information and Assessment Meetings (MIAMs) have continued to decline and were down by 16% in the last quarter. MIAMs were
‘Judges say they will ignore pre-nups unless couple are rich,’ reads a recent tabloid headline, before stating that the majority of spouses who sign prenuptial agreements are wasting their time, since only the very wealthy can expect their wishes to be honoured.
When anyone gets married, they truly hope it will last forever; however unfortunately this isn’t always the case. With 42% of marriages in the UK now ending in divorce, people are extremely keen to take a sensible approach by planning what should
When a couple split up they are likely to have a tough and emotional time whilst coming to terms with the fact that their relationship is over. For couples with children, this period is destined to be even more challenging, as they
Raising children together within the realms of a marriage or relationship can be tough to say the least. Each parent’s own personal upbringing will have formed their own set of beliefs and enabled them to decide how they wish to raise their
The case of Mr and Mrs Aly hit the headlines last week when HHJ Mark Rogers ordered Mr Aly to hand his family’s entire fortune (£550,000) over to his ex-wife following their divorce. This ruling has shocked many, as it is so
When parents get divorced, they are encouraged to sort out arrangements for any children between themselves, so that things can remain as amicable as possible. The best interests of the children should be the focal consideration and both parents should continue to
Runaway mother Rebecca Minnock plagued the news last week after she went into hiding with her son, Ethan, following a judge’s ruling that the child should live with his father. Rebecca finally handed herself in on 12 June after admitting that she
‘Nobody likes a snitch’ is how the playground saying goes. Yet ‘snitching’ is what you must do in the UK in order to get divorced, without having to prove that you and your spouse have been living separate lives for a minimum