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How quick can I get a divorce?

Posted in Family & Divorce on 13th Jan 2021
How long does it take to file for divorce? To end your marriage in England and Wales you must have been married for at least 12 months before filing for divorce and entering into divorce proceedings. A divorce where both parties are in agreement to the divorce and the reasons why, would typically take between four to six months before the coronavirus pandemic, now the times vary slightly. Sometimes, it might take you longer if you are unable to sort out any issues relating to money, property or children. Sorting out your money and property is dealt...

Legal Separation Rights: Cohabitation vs....

Posted in Family & Divorce on 7th Jan 2021
“We live together so we have the same legal protection, don’t we?” This is a common misconception formed by parties living together and sharing household bills. They wrongly presume that they have the same legal rights as a married couple. Interestingly, in the last few years, we’ve seen an increase in couples opting out of marriage and preferring to cohabitate. According to the Office for National Statistics (UK), the proportion of families containing married or civil partnered couples has decreased from 68.6% in 2006 to 66.8% in 2019. In contrast,...

Has your solicitor or conveyancer failed...

Posted in Dispute Resolution on 28th Dec 2020
If you own a leasehold property or have done so in the past, it is likely you will be aware of the term ‘ground rent’. Ground rent is a charge from the freeholder and paid by the leaseholder for the duration of the lease. Ground rent terms can be escalating or fixed and therefore it is important to make sure you are familiar with the terms of your ground rent before you exchange contracts of sale. As well as potentially costing you a lot of money some ground rent clauses can be onerous which may cause problems in the future when attempting to sell...

Can Blood Clots Be Dangerous?

Posted in Medical Negligence on 9th Nov 2020
Blood clotting, or coagulation, is an important process that prevents excessive bleeding when a blood vessel is injured. However, if a blood clot forms inside one of your veins unexpectedly and does not dissolve on its own, this can be a very dangerous and even life-threatening situation. Failure to diagnose and treat these either acutely or prophylactically can lead to devastating circumstances. Types of blood clots The circulatory system is made up of vessels called veins and arteries, which transport blood throughout the body. Blood clots can...
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