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Un-wedded bliss? How unmarried cohabiting couples have become the new normal. But is this set to change?

November 19, 2019

In this blog, Carla Ditz, Professional Support Lawyer at Family Law in Partnership takes a look at the trend for cohabitation as well as the recent change in the law to allow opposite-sex couples to enter into a civil partnership by the end of 2019. Statistics released in August 2019 by the Office of National

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Pre-Nups, are they worth it?

September 4, 2019

In this blog, Family Law in Partnership director James Pirrie considers the pros and cons of pre-nups (or pre-nuptial agreements). Ahead of marriages, I have negotiated dozens of pre-nups for those wanting to protect wealth and those worried at being excluded from it. “Pre-Nups” are often negotiated at times of stress, often shortly before the

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In the press: Silver Splitters

August 12, 2019

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has revealed that people aged between 45 to 74 are the individuals experiencing the most solitary life in terms of living arrangements. It is said by family practitioners that this is due to an increase in the number of divorces amongst the older generation, commonly known as ‘silver splitters’.

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Should I get a pre-nuptial agreement?

July 17, 2019

“Should I get a pre-nuptial agreement?” This is a question that I am asked regularly. People enter into pre-nuptial agreements for a variety of reasons: protection of inherited wealth; protection of a family business; protection of a rapidly growing new business/start-up (entrepreneurs); wanting to secure an inheritance for children of a first marriage; and/or certainty

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How to take the stress out of pre-nuptial agreements by Jo Harrison

May 13, 2019

It’s that moment when he gets down on bended knee, puts his hand in his pocket and pulls out….a pre-nuptial agreement – otherwise known as a real corker of a passion killer. Cut swiftly to the family lawyers and there is a huge pressure on them when faced with negotiating a pre-nuptial agreement. On the

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