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  • Faye Williamson - Family Law
    Divorce – True or False
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    Take the below quiz to see if you have any misconceptions regarding divorce. Q 1. You can get a “quicky” divorce which takes about 6 – 8 weeks in England True       False Q 2.  You can get a divorce without your spouse consenting to it True    False  Q 3.  The grounds for divorce which you… Learn more

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    What happens to your finances when you get divorced?
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    Many people believe that once the marriage is dissolved their ex-spouse will no longer have a claim on their finances. This is not necessarily the case. If the finances are not dealt with on divorce then your ex-spouses claims remain open on you and your claims remain open upon them. There are certain conditions which… Learn more

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    How do I end my marriage?
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    The thought of your marriage ending is often an extremely daunting prospect, and you probably have a number of things running through your mind at the same time. You and your partner have to make your separation aware to a number of people, including your council tax office, your mortgage lenders, your water/gas/electricity companies, children’s… Learn more

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    What are paternal Grandparents rights?
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    Grandparents are an important part of all families, and often have a lot of love for their grandchildren. They often care for their grandchildren whilst parents are away or at work and they play a vital role in the family. Grandparents develop strong bonds with their grandchildren and sometimes spend more time with them than… Learn more

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    Can I get a divorce?
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      Are you thinking about getting a divorce? Have you been married at least one year? Has your relationship completely broken down permanently? Is your marriage legally recognised in the UK? Are you a permanent UK resident? If your answer is yes to all of these, then you can proceed for a divorce.   There… Learn more

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    Divorce and protection of the Matrimonial Home
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    One reason for acting quickly in a case of marriage breakdown is the risk posed to the matrimonial home by a sudden cessation of mortgage payments.  Even if a married couple have each been paying half of the mortgage, the sudden loss of one income with one party leaving can have a catastrophic effect on… Learn more

  • Faye Williamson - Family Law
    A Matter of Trust – Non Nuptial Trusts
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    This Blog follows on from my earlier one about Trust Assets to deal specifically with the situation whereby only one member of a married couple is the Beneficiary of a discretionary Trust that his or her wider family have set up, and the other isn’t.   These so called “non nuptial Trusts” cause their own… Learn more

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    Who Gets the Holiday Home on Separation or Death?
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      Many thousands of Britains are either the owners of property abroad or the children of now, perhaps, elderly owners of properties within foreign Countries. If parties get divorced owning property abroad then, generally speaking, property splitting/sale is not difficult.  If the English Court has jurisdiction in the divorce and there is no question about… Learn more

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    You have Bought Your House – How Much of it do You Own?
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    Many people (too many people in my view) pay for their  houses in different proportions.  One of them may have a divorce settlement or inheritance that came to them alone and use that as a deposit on the purchase of a property with a co-habitee. Equally they may have already bought a house and used… Learn more

  • Faye Williamson - Family Law
    When child contact breaks down
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    In the best situations everyone hopes that the separation of their parents will have the least possible effect on the children and their ongoing relationship with both mother and father. Despite the breakdown of their personal relationship parents are supposed to put that aside and help the children keep in contact. This can be very… Learn more

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