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What is No-Fault Divorce?

What is No-Fault Divorce?

A no-fault divorce is a legal framework whereby a married couple can obtain a divorce without proving that one spouse was at fault for the breakdown of the marriage. Instead of providing evidence of fault, the applicant usually needs to demonstrate that the marriage...

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What is a Cohabitation Agreement?

What is a Cohabitation Agreement?

A cohabitation agreement is a document that outlines the rights and responsibilities of individuals who live together. This agreement is typically entered into by unmarried couples who chose to live together but do not wish to get married or enter into a civil...

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A Guide to Making a Joinder Application

A Guide to Making a Joinder Application

In the realm of family law, disputes often involve intricate familial dynamics that require resolution through the Family Court. When a dispute arises, it may involve parties beyond the initial applicant and respondent. In such cases, making a joinder application...

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Defending a non-molestation order

Defending a non-molestation order

When you receive a non-molestation order, it usually comes as a shock and the first reaction is to go to court and fight the order. What do I do if I receive a non-molestation order? Deciding whether to defend a non-molestation order depends on your specific...

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Special Guardianship Orders

Special Guardianship Orders

Who is a special guardian? A special guardian is often appointed by the Court to assume the long-term care and responsibility for a child when it is not possible for a child to live with their birth parents and adoption is not suitable. This may occur in situations...

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Parental Responsibility

Parental Responsibility

The Children Act 1989, a landmark piece of legislation in the United Kingdom, brought about significant changes in the legal framework concerning children’s welfare and rights. Perhaps one of the most critical aspects of this Act is the concept of parental...

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Family Dynamics in Kingston upon Thames

Family Dynamics in Kingston upon Thames

Protecting Assets with a Cohabitation Agreement or Prenuptial Agreement Most couples planning on getting married are not likely to think about what would happen should the relationship break down. However, with over 7% of marriages or civil partnerships in Kingston...

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Transfer of Equity: Your Questions Answered

Transfer of Equity: Your Questions Answered

Are you thinking about transferring all or part of the ownership of a property to someone else? While the process can be quick and straightforward in most cases, certain factors, such as a mortgage on the property or disputes, may make the process more complex and time-consuming

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Undoing The Knot: How To Annul a Marriage

Undoing The Knot: How To Annul a Marriage

An annulment is a legal procedure that declares a marriage null and void as if it never happened. Unlike a divorce, which ends a valid marriage, an annulment establishes that the marriage was legally invalid from the beginning. In the UK, annulments are granted based...

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