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  • EHL Family Law Team
    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

  • EHL Family Law Team
    Cohabiting – who owns the home?
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      It is well known that merely cohabiting with a partner does not give you legal rights to the family home if it is held in the sole name of one cohabitee. Ordinarily if a family home is owned in the sole name of a cohabitee the partner who does not legally own the home… Learn more

  • EHL Family Law Team
    Separation Problems – What do we do about the house?
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    What do we do about the House? For many people the problem of the matrimonial home following separation seems almost insurmountable.  Mortgages that people often struggle to pay whilst living as a couple surely cannot be afforded following separation?  This is  not necessarily the case.  The Benefits System is undergoing considerable changes at the moment… Learn more

  • EHL Family Law Team
    Separation Problems
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    “What are we going to do about the Children?” One of the things that many people agonize about, even when they are living in unhappy relationships, is the effect the separation will have on the children. No one is easily going to be persuaded that separations are not difficult for children.  It is equally the… Learn more

  • EHL Family Law Team
    Why Not Come and See us Now?
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    Over the many years I have been helping Clients deal with separation (both unmarried and married couples). I find that the vast majority wish they had come to see us earlier with what for them were unsolvable and confusing difficulties for which I can usually find workable solutions.   Many Clients quite naturally get bogged… Learn more

  • EHL Family Law Team
    Pensions, Your biggest asset?
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    Pensions can seem like a dry subject but in times when equity in houses is still being squeezed a pension can still form a significant proportion of the property to be divided on separation . This is particularly so for people married for , as a rough guide 10 plus years and/or where a pension… Learn more

  • Romance in Britain – it’s a dog’s life
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      One of the most contentious aspects of separation – particularly of divorce, where many of your possessions are jointly owned in the eyes of the law – is the division of assets. You might find it fairly easy to divide up your CD and DVD collection (he takes Die Hard 4.0, she keeps Failure… Learn more

  • Is romance dead? ‘Free divorce’ searches spike on Valentine’s Day
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      Many of us mark Valentine’s Day each year by the exchange of gifts, or by going for a romantic meal – but for some of us, it is not a time for celebration. If you are involved in a relationship that is no longer working, Valentine’s Day can be even tougher than it is… Learn more

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