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Pre-Nuptial Agreements - are they legal?

Following the recent recommendation of the Law Commission that pre-nuptial agreements should be made law, there has undoubtedly been a resurgence of interest from couples looking to protect their assets. The concept of the pre-nuptial agreement is a simple one. It allows a couple entering into...

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Divorce

How are your assets divided up in a divorce settlement?

One of the biggest considerations during a divorce settlement is how to divide up the assets. If you have a pre-nuptial agreement, this may be used for guidance. Here are some frequently asked questions about assets in divorce. Do I have to disclose all of my assets? Yes.  For the Family Court to...

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Family Law

What are the rights of a 'common law spouse'

Shifting attitudes and lifestyle choices mean that an increasing number of couples are choosing to live together without being married – often indefinitely. Although this is not a problem in itself, cohabiting couples are often unclear about their rights and obligations are when it comes to their ...

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