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Myths of Family Law - "You will save money by doing it yourself"

Katherine Semlyen
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Finances are usually already under strain at the point that a relationship is breaking down. Indeed, financial difficulties can often be a trigger for relationship problems and sometimes clients that come to me have taken the difficult decision to separate...

Myths of Family Law

Katherine Semlyen
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It is unlikely that in any other area of law, you would trust the advice of someone in the pub, or base your own decision on what your friend’s aunt’s neighbour says they did ten years ago. However, often when I see a new client they have...

5 reasons to consider a cohabitation agreement

Helen Duthie
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Cohabiting couples who are not married or in a civil partnership are the fastest growing type of household in the UK, with the number having more than doubled from 1.5 million in 1996 to 3.3 million in 2016.  What many of these couples may not realise...

Is a do-it-yourself divorce a good idea?

Helen Duthie
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Most people getting divorced use solicitors to manage the process, which has a number of key benefits for both parties involved. However, recently the idea of the  "do-it-yourself" divorce has begun to gain some traction in the public...