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Common Law

What rights do cohabiting couples have?

Over three million people in the UK currently choose to cohabit, rather than entering into a marriage or civil partnership. While there is no legal definition of cohabitation, it is generally understood as a couple who live together without being married. Those couples have far fewer rights and...

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Separation

Mediation for separated couples- a waste of time?

Since 22 April 2014, attendance at Mediation Information and Assessment Meetings (MIAMs) has been compulsory before separating couples can apply for a court order in respect of finances of the marriage in divorce proceedings. A MIAM is an introductory meeting to find out how mediation works,...

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Divorce

How to Make Divorce Less Painful

Divorce can be an extremely painful and stressful time for a family, but there are steps you can take to help avoid additional strain.  We have prepared this helpful guide to give you some tips on how to make separation and divorce easier for all involved. Avoid court if possible A courtroom can...

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