Date: 24 April 2018

Cohabiting and the TOLATA Act: what you need to know

Cohabiting and the TOLATA Act These days, it is becoming more and more common to live with a significant other without being married, either prior to marriage or with no intention of marrying at all. The latest government statistics from 2017 show that cohabiting couple ‘families’ – this includes those with or without children – are the fastest growing family type and account for around 3.3 million family households in the UK. Despite this rise in popularity, in the case of separation, individuals do not have the same financial and legal protections as those who have been married have. There is…

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Date: 1 January 2017

Divorce Day set for 3 January 2017

Best Solicitors Divorce

Traditionally, the first working day after the Christmas and New Year break is one of the busiest of the year for divorce lawyers. It has come to be known as D-Day, with D standing for divorce. Our divorce lawyers are therefore gearing up for a frantic new year. ‘We are expecting to be extremely busy in January’ says Wendy Bailey, Head of the Family team at Best. ‘Throughout 2016 we have seen an increase in the number of new divorce clients. Clients who we have seen throughout the year for initial enquiries will often use Christmas as a time of reflection,…

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