Looking to plan a destination wedding? Here’s what you need to know regarding the legal side of getting married abroad to ensure your dream wedding doesn’t become a nightmare. Do I need any documents to get married abroad? In England, you need to ‘give notice’ of your intention to get married or form a civil […]
The Law Commission recently announced a proposal which would see the biggest overhaul to wedding law since the 19th century. In the UK, the law currently states that couples have to make a choice between a religious or a civil ceremony. Restriction on where a couple could marry began with the Marriage Act in 1753, […]
Following the recent addition of Nikki Aston as Director in the Nottingham office, National leading law firm, Freeths is pleased to announce further expansion of its highly successful Family practice with the appointment of new lawyers to its London offering. The London Family team has been bolstered by the appointment of Fiona Wilson as Partner, […]
Parental Order Applications for children born through surrogacy outside the UK. The child A parental order will only be made in respect of a child who has been carried by a surrogate and has a genetic link to one of the applicants. The applicant or applicants If the application is made by two people they […]
The Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020 (“DDSA 2020”) received Royal Assent in June 2020 paving the way for ‘no fault divorce’, bringing about the biggest change in divorce law in the last 50 years. Back in 1990, the Law Commission identified many problems with the current process, so this change has been a long […]
As we look forward to 2021, in the hope of the changes it will bring, more couples are starting to look to set their wedding date. With pre-nup agreements becoming more popular, particularly with celebrities, in general they still seem to have a “Marmite” effect. People either love them or hate them. So when every […]
Litigation friends are required when a person lacks capacity to participate in court proceedings. That will be because that person is (a) a child [under the age of 18] or (b) lacks the mental capacity to be involved with or without a solicitor [known as a protected party]. Litigation friends are often a parent, family […]
Dealing with divorce or separation is stressful at any time of life but especially so in current circumstances. Here are some questions we are regularly being asked at the moment in the hope they answer any queries you may have. If you would like to talk through the consequences for your business, please email us and […]
Last Updated: 11:30, 21 April 2020 Clients have been asking what will happen to either a case which is currently in the court system or to a matter where they might want to issue court proceedings, are they able to do so? Over the past weeks, family lawyers have received various notes from the courts. […]
How is the current social distancing and self-isolation guidance affecting the traditional private client practice of will making, lasting powers of attorney and estate planning? As the legal profession continues to adapt to the disruptions and uncertainty caused by COVID-19, private client professionals have seen a significant increase in the volume of enquiries from individuals […]
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