After the family home, pensions are usually the next most important consideration on the breakup of a marriage. Sometimes pensions can be the most valuable assets.
The Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018 comes in to force on 20th March 2019.
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.
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.