Month: August 2019

How Cohabitation Agreements Can Benefit Unmarried Couples

Cohabitation agreements are a huge benefit for unmarried couples in need of structure and security for many aspects of their relationship. These aspects can include short and long-term finances — as well as more complicated matters such as fairly dividing assets in the event of a break-up. In 2018, the number of men and women who got married was the lowest on record, demonstrating many couples are content with a committed relationship without feeling obligated to tie the knot. In these situations,  the relationship often shares all the trademarks of a marriage, such as sharing a family home, raising children…

What Am I Entitled to in a Divorce Settlement?

The breakdown of a marriage is the catalyst for a divorce, the legal proceedings are the challenging mid-section, and the divorce settlement is the final act which allows both parties go their separate ways with a share of the marital assets.  When it comes to divorce, there are many different aspects to consider and discuss with your family lawyer, but one of the most commonly asked questions is “what am I entitled to in a divorce settlement?” For some, this line of questioning may feel a bit money-hungry, but the truth is, the outcome of your divorce settlement will directly…

Who Gets the House in a Divorce with Children?

 In the majority of divorce cases, the family home is the most significant matrimonial asset. When children are involved, the courts will do everything possible to ensure their wellbeing both during and after a divorce, and where they live will play a vital role.  A divorce can be a stressful and emotionally challenging time for children, which makes it all the more important for them to have a place where they feel safe. As a result, establishing who gets the house in a divorce with children is a crucial decision that shouldn’t be taken lightly.  In this post, we talk…

4 Things We Learnt from Jeff Bezos’ High-Net-Worth Divorce

The divorce of Jeff Bezos and his wife has amassed thousands of news stories, but now that they have reached an agreement, what have we learnt from such a high-profile high-net-worth divorce? Jeff Bezos is the CEO and Founder of Amazon, a company he established on July 5th 1994 and that went on to become an eCommerce giant. He is currently the wealthiest man alive and the first person to accumulate a $100 billion (£80.6 billion) fortune, which now stands at $137 billion (£109.6 billion). With that said, his financial situation is about to change following his recent divorce. In…