Why failing to make a will spells doom for cohabiting couples

More than one million cohabiting couples will inherit nothing if their partner dies without a will and has dependent children. This stark warning from The Law Society serves as timely reminder of the vulnerability of the 5.9 million couples who … Continue reading

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In business with your soon-to-be-ex? How to protect your biggest asset

By Norman Taylor, Collaborative Family Lawyer Should boardroom squabbles ever make their way into the bedroom? Not if the recent spate of high profile co-business divorce cases is anything to go by. The well documented cases of oil trader Michael … Continue reading

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Considering cohabitation? Ten key questions to ask yourself

As statistics highlight that cohabitation has soared to a record 6 million people in the UK, many couples planning to live together are unaware that they have few legal rights if the relationship turns sour. Contrary to perception that ‘common … Continue reading

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Why we shouldn’t be too quick to ‘scratch’ the seven year itch

By Fiona Kendall, Partner The notion of the ‘seven year itch’ – the magical term indicating when partners in marriage are deemed most at risk of straying – has officially been consigned to history, if the latest survey information  is … Continue reading

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