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Family Law and Divorce

Cohabitation Agreements or “no nups”

What rights do common-law husbands/ wives have? There is a common misconception that unmarried couples obtain certain rights and privileges when they become a “common law wife or husband”. The... Read full guide

Collaborative family law

Unfortunately, with around 40% of UK marriages ending in divorce, relationship breakdown is a common occurrence. It’s a time when you need to make important and long-lasting decisions about your... Read full guide

Considering children in divorce and relationship breakdown

At Wards Solicitors, our family lawyers are experienced in providing practical and supportive advice and can help you identify and prioritise the issues. This factsheet is designed to give you... Read full guide

Converting Civil Partnership to same sex marriage

In England and Wales, since 10 December 2014, same sex couples who have registered as civil partners can convert their civil partnership to a marriage. Couples can attend at any registry office in... Read full guide

Ending your Civil Partnership

At Wards Solicitors, our family lawyers are experienced in providing practical and supportive advice and can help you identify and prioritise the issues. We have further factsheets on finances,... Read full guide

Grandparents and their grandchildren

Over 40% of grandparents lose contact with the grandchildren when their parents separate. A million children lose touch with their grandparents as a result of separation or divorce (Grandparents... Read full guide

Handling financial claims during your divorce or civil partnership dissolution

Usually the breakdown of a marriage or civil partnership will result in the need to resolve complex financial issues. Sorting out your short-term finances Ownership of the house You must let us know... Read full guide

What happens to your family business when you get divorced?

It stands to reason that, in the majority of cases, getting divorced or facing any form of relationship breakdown is likely to have an impact on a family business.  Whilst it may be possible to keep... Read full guide

Inheritance

Resolving financial issues and determining how to divide financial assets is inevitably at the forefront of the mind when separating. Determining how to treat assets one party believes is... Read full guide

Injunctions relating to abuse and violence in the home

At Wards Solicitors, our family lawyers are experienced in providing practical and supportive advice and can help you identify and prioritise the issues. This factsheet is designed to give you... Read full guide

Pensions

Where a relationship ends and a financial settlement needs to be reached, at some point the issue of pensions will rear its head. For many people a pension can be the biggest asset after the family... Read full guide

What is a pre-nuptial agreement and should we make one?

A Pre-Nuptial Agreement or more commonly known as a ‘pre-nup’ is a contract entered into prior to a marriage or a civil partnership.  The agreement is entered into by the people intending to... Read full guide

Understanding your divorce proceedings’

At Wards Solicitors, our family lawyers are experienced in providing practical and supportive advice and can help you identify and prioritise the issues. This factsheet is designed to give you... Read full guide

Will I need to financially support my Spouse after we are divorced?

I have always earned a lot more than my Spouse, will I need to financially support my Spouse after we are divorced? The answer to this is that financial support does not necessarily stop when you... Read full guide

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