Month: July 2018

What are the Advantages of a Separation Agreement?

Getting a divorce isn’t always the best solution for couples and, in some cases, isn’t possible. A Separation Agreement is an alternative that allows you and your spouse to split your assets and go your separate ways, while still being married. But what are the advantages to drafting a separation agreement and why should you opt for one over a divorce? A divorce can be a stressful time, even when it’s amicable. Couples face the task of fairly dividing any matrimonial assets they’ve accumulated during their time together, such as the family home, joint bank accounts and pensions. Needless to…

What Are My Rights to Property after Separation?

Updated October 2019 Separation — whether you opt for a separation agreement or a divorce — can be an emotional time. On top of this, couples need to decide how to split their assets, including money and the marital home. But what are your rights to property after a separation? Deciding who gets the marital home can be difficult to agree on, especially if there are children involved or your name isn’t on the mortgage or rent payments. The matter of rights to property is equally as complicated if a couple isn’t married — if you’ve been in a relationship…

A Family Lawyer’s Guide to Life after Divorce

Have you recently got divorced? You’re probably feeling a whole host of emotions — sadness, confusion, maybe even a tinge of relief — but you don’t have to feel lost and wonder what’s next. We look at life after divorce and what you can expect as you begin the next chapter of your life. Getting a divorce is probably one of the most challenging and stressful experiences you’ll ever go through. From the messy lead-up to the divorce, where you watch as your marriage gradually breaks down, to the sometimes costly and time-consuming process of actually getting the divorce, and…

Can You Get a Divorce without Consent?

Not all break-ups are amicable. If your marriage has broken down and you’re looking to get a divorce, do you necessarily need consent from your partner? We answer this question. Divorce cannot only be a time-consuming and costly process, but it can be incredibly stressful too. A divorce is the closing of a significant chapter of your life and it might be one that you want over as quickly as possible so that you can move on with your life. But if you’re not on good terms with your partner or, for whatever reason, your partner won’t sign the papers,…