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Are there alternatives to the family courts?

The breakdown of a relationship is upsetting and distressful in its own right and, when faces with the stresses of court, the whole process can become completely overwhelming. Many families decide to explore alternatives to the family court in the hope of reducing emotional trauma whilst still...

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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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