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Has registering a marriage just become more difficult?

The Civil Partnerships, Marriages and Deaths (Registration etc.) Act 2019 came into force on 26 th May 2019. One of the key features of the Act was to extend civil partnerships to heterosexual couples. However, there is one part of the Act which seems to be...

Cohabiting couples fastest-growing family type according to ONS

In new statistics published this month, cohabiting families continue to be the fastest growing family type in the UK. The Office of National Statistics has this month published statistics on families and households, confirming that since 2008, there has...

Prenuptial Agreements - Frequently Asked Questions

We take a look at some common questions about pre- and post-nuptial agreements, in our latest series of blogs from Linda Hunter, head of Family Law. Do I need a pre-nuptial agreement?/ Should I have a pre-nuptial agreement? Pre-nuptial agreements are...

Common divorce questions answered

Continuing in our series of blogs about divorce, Linda Hunter, Head of Family Law, answers some more of your common questions. How do I get a “quickie” divorce There is no such thing as a “quickie” divorce. The same process for...

Unusual questions about divorce

Linda Hunter, Head of Family Law at Rowlinsons Solicitors provides answers to some of the more unusual questions she gets from client’s about divorce. Is my marriage legal in the UK if I got married abroad? If you are a British Citizen, but get...

Ending same sex relationships

Ending same sex relationships Linda Hunter, Head of Family Law at Rowlinsons Solicitors, answers some of your questions about the options available to same sex couples when ending their relationship. What are the grounds for divorce for a same sex...

Understanding Child Arrangements Orders

Where parents are separating or divorcing there will often be disagreement over arrangements for their children. Below we look at how the court can intervene to ensure that any living arrangements are in the best interests of the child. What is a Child...

Tenant Fees Bill receives Royal Assent - The Tenant Fees Act 2019

The much publicised Tenant Fees Act 2019 comes into force on 1st June 2019. The Act restricts the ability of landlords and letting agents to charge certain fees to tenants and prospective tenants of assured shorthold tenancies (AST’s) and also applies...

Dealing with Probate? Act now before fees increase

A committee of MPs has voted to approve government probate reform proposals that will see court probate charges surge from a £215 fixed rate to as much as £6,000. The current fixed rate charge for probate is £215, or £155 for those...

Family mediation awareness week

At the end of this years Family Mediation Awareness Week, Linda Hunter, Head of Family Law and a Law Society accredited family mediator, answers some common questions about family mediation and explains how it can be helpful for a family experiencing a...
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