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The family team consider the rules surrounding cohabitation and homes in joint names. Essential considerations for unmarried couples.

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The experts at JMW explain the basics of child arrangements orders, and how the courts decide what kind of child arrangements order to put in place in various circumstances.

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If you are getting divorced or dissolving your civil partnership, a financial dispute resolution appointment may be necessary to decide the future of your respective assets. As such, it's worth learning more about what an FDR is like and the sort of preparation that goes into it.

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The legal status of marriage and civil partnerships is evolving and broadening - with potentially meaningful implications for opposite-sex and same-sex couples.

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Domestic abuse can be a deeply traumatic experience - which is why the UK courts offer a number of orders and protections for those struggling with unacceptable levels of conflict in their family home.

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The breakdown of a relationship is a messy process that sees the finger of blame pointed at multiple parties - which means that courts must consider numerous complex factors when deciding whether the alleged misconduct of either partner should affect the subsequent legal settlement.

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Going through a separation can affect a family's finances in significant ways, so it's vital for those involved to consider the most important practical priorities that need to be taken care of first.

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Pension funds are one of the most important assets to be divided for couples going through a separation, so it's vital to get the right advice on the steps that need to be taken to enable pension provisions to be dealt with fairly.

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A financial clean break order can help to simplify the settlement process for couples going through a legal separation - but those considering this option should make absolutely sure that it suits their circumstances.

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Reopening and amending a financial settlement following a separation is a difficult process that is only permitted under certain circumstances. For those wishing to do so, acting quickly and taking early legal advice is of paramount importance.

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Formal written separation agreements can be instrumental in helping couples to avoid the potential downsides and uncertainties that come with separating without a divorce.

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If you are deciding whether to name a co-respondent on your divorce petition or have been named as a co-respondent in someone else's divorce, then it's vital to take legal advice to ensure the best possible outcome from the case.

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When commencing divorce or civil partnership dissolution proceedings in England and Wales, it is important to be sure that the courts in this country have the jurisdiction to deal with the divorce adequately.

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When formulating a financial settlement on divorce, the ages of both parties and the length of their relationship are among the most important and influential factors for courts to consider.

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For separating couples, determining the fate of the matrimonial home will be one of the most important considerations of any financial settlement - especially when there are children involved.

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When family disputes and legal conflicts arise, those involved should make themselves aware of human rights legislation, as the respective rights of the family members concerned may end up being a key consideration in any legal decision.

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Initiating divorce proceedings requires the parties involved to go through a number of procedures to explain to the courts why the separation is going ahead. Knowing what these are in advance could help to expedite this process.

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What might happen if you are asked to consider altering an existing maintenance arrangement, or if you believe you need to make a change yourself? Getting the right legal advice is essential for obtaining the best possible outcome.

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While negotiations remain ongoing in high-level Brexit talks, the many, more down to earth, practical implications of Brexit are being looked at behind the scenes.

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