SEPARATION AGREEMENTS AND WHY YOU NEED ONE

Not everyone is ready to divorce when they separate, but still need to deal with and protect themselves in respect of the financial consequences of the breakdown of their marriage. This can be done by entering into what is a called a ‘Separation Agreement’ which is a formal document setting out the agreement reached in(…)

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CONSENT ORDER DURING DIVORCE – WHY ITS BETTER TO HAVE ONE THAN NOT!

If you are going through divorce proceedings you almost certainly will come across the term ‘consent order’ or “statement of information for a Consent Order” at some point, but what exactly does it mean? The term ‘consent order’ can refer to any type of court order agreed by the parties, for example an order setting(…)

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Leasehold …. more than meets the eye

Leasehold …. more than meets the eye

As more apartment blocks are built in England and Wales more people will be buying a property on a leasehold basis . This means usually that the property will come with certain restrictions that must be checked very carefully. It is also very important that the yearly cost of management fees and other potential fees(…)

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Parental Alienation

Parental Alienation

Post-separation, there can be bitter feeling amongst the parties, where there are children involved this may lead to one parent attempting to alienate the other. While there is no single definition, the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Services (CAFCASS) recognise parental alienation as when a child’s resistance or hostility towards one parent is(…)

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What is a Conservation Area?

What is a Conservation Area?

Conservation Areas are protected areas of special architectural or historic interest. They are designated by the council, and protect the character and appearance of a whole area, not just its buildings.  The council therefore have extra controls within Conservation Areas to help preserve and enhance their character and appearance. How do I know if a property is within(…)

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Child Contact Over Christmas Period

Child Contact Over Christmas Period

Christmas Time can be a very difficult time for separated parents. Unless Christmas contact has previously been arranged, either by way of agreement between both parents, or by a Court Order, then the parents will need to try and make the arrangements between themselves. We would suggest that you try and approach the subject of(…)

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