The latest figures released by the Office for National Statistics show that the number of couples living together has doubled over the last 20 years to just over 3.3 million. More concerning are the figures produced by the British Social Attitudes Survey, which show 46 per cent of the public are under the impression when they cohabit they create a common law marriage.
Government Minister Lord Keen of Elie has confirmed that a statutory instrument to increase the small claims limits in Personal Injury cases will be brought forward in the second half of this year.
It’s a very said day when we have to report that the number of grandparents having to apply to Court for an Order to see their grandchildren.
Dealing with nuisance tenants can sometimes be more of a worry than a problem.
An excellent opportunity has arisen at Maxwell Hodge for a fulltime Solicitor/CILEx with 3 – 5 years PQE to join the Lifetime Planning Team.
With the start of 2019 comes a day which many solicitors call “Divorce Day.”
Personal safety is a huge issue within the UK. Domestic abuse can take many forms including violence, verbal abuse and controlling behaviour. The Office of National Statistics in their latest review indicated that 7.5% women and 4.3% of men had experienced some form of domestic abuse. It is therefore vitally important to know what protection is available to you. Remember, you don’t have to put up with abuse of any sort, so do seek help.
If you watched the recent programme called “Care” which aired on BBC1, featuring Sheridan Smith and Alison Steadman, then you will appreciate that life can change in an instant! One minute you are fit and healthy, and next something sudden happens, the result of which could mean you are no longer able to manage your affairs.
By far, the most difficult aspect of divorce is disentangling the couple’s financial arrangements and dividing the marital assets going forward. These 5 top tips will assist you in sorting things out amicably and fairly.
Congratulations to Michael Pratt, Family Team Co-ordinator at Maxwell Hodge Solicitors who celebrates 30 years’ service with the company.