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Why Hire a Divorce Lawyer in London if I’m Not Getting Divorced?

Why Hire a Divorce Lawyer in London if I’m Not Getting Divorced?

Think that divorce lawyers in London only deal with the breakdown of marriages? Then think again — we’re so much more than that. Handling divorce proceedings and everything related to the breakdown of relationships is certainly an important aspect of the job for a divorce lawyer in London, but it’s not all we’re about. From the early stages of starting your lives together to the next step of marriage, we help couples create futures together — not just help them separate their lives. If you’re wondering what a family lawyer in London can do for you, other than divorce proceedings, we’re here to talk you through why you need a divorce lawyer in London — even if you’re not getting divorced. Moving In Together? A Cohabitation Agreement Can Save You Trouble Down the Road Cohabitation before marriage has increased by 900% in the past 50 years. Two-thirds of marriages now take place between couples who’ve been living together beforehand for an average of 31 months. ‘Living in Sin’ may no longer be a consideration when you’re working out the cons of moving in together, but what if it doesn’t work? Many people use moving in together as a ‘trial run’ for marriage, or even to replace marriage entirely, but this can often mean they neglect to take the proper legal precautions. There are many ways in which the law regards couples living together as different to couples who are married. If you’re planning on putting in any financial investment into your relationship — such as a mortgage together or having one person as the breadwinner, or if you’re planning...
Proposing This Valentine’s Day? You Should Also Propose a Prenup

Proposing This Valentine’s Day? You Should Also Propose a Prenup

It’s the time of year for romance and grand gestures, including getting down on one knee and popping the question. But don’t get carried away in the heat of the moment and forget about the practical aspects; make sure your London divorce lawyers are on hand to advise. Are you planning on proposing this Valentine’s Day? If you are, you’re not alone. It may not be the most popular day anymore since Christmas Eve knocked it off its pedestal, but Valentine’s Day is still seen as a great chance to commit your love by many. With all this love flying around, no-one likes to think that they might end up as a divorce statistic. It’s not something you want to acknowledge, especially not so soon after proposing, but your marriage’s survival chances are pretty much fifty-fifty. So how do you insure against the breakdown of your marriage so you don’t come out emotionally and financially broken? And how do you introduce a prenuptial agreement into the equation, without offending your new fiance or fiancee? What Exactly is a Prenup? A prenup isn’t a legally binding document, as some would have you believe. Rather, it’s a set of agreements put together by you and your future husband or wife’s London divorce lawyers about what the terms of your marriage are and what happens if something goes wrong. Recently, lifestyle clauses have become more popular in prenups, which has confused the process even further. You can look up prenup templates on the internet, but this is a quick way to become drowned in very unromantic jargon. It’s far easier to simply...