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Before you move in together…

Date: 28th Sep 2015

According to the Office for National Statistics the number of cohabiting families increased by nearly 30% between 2004 and 2014. Despite cohabitants being the fastest growing type of family in the UK, cohabiting couples do not have the same rights as married couples when the relationship breaks down, even if they have been living together […]

Essential Guide To Maintenance

Date: 10th Jul 2015

One aspect of reaching a financial settlement on divorce is whether one spouse should provide financial support from their income to the other spouse. This is called spousal maintenance or periodical payments or you may be more familiar with the term “alimony”.  Spousal maintenance is not an automatic entitlement and will be based on a […]

Grounds for Divorce

Date: 3rd Jun 2015

You may be surprised to learn that there is in fact only one ground for a divorce – the legal test is has your marriage has irretrievably broken down? If you have answered yes to this question, then you will need to provide evidence of the irretrievable breakdown based on one of the following 5 […]

How to get a Clean Break on Divorce

Date: 23rd Mar 2015

You may be unaware that obtaining a divorce does not automatically cut the financial ties between you and your ex spouse and you will still remain financially linked together.  Any agreement or financial settlement you reach to resolve the finances aspects of your divorce should be recorded in a document called a ‘Consent Order’. The consent order may include a ‘Clean […]

Child custody and access

Date: 5th Feb 2015

Following a relationship breakdown issues may arise regarding arrangements for your children. One of the main questions may be which parent should the child live with and how often will they see the other parent.  The terminology ‘contact’ and ‘residence’ might sound familiar to you however; from 22nd April 2014 these orders have been replaced with Child […]

A guide to sorting out the finances on divorce

Date: 3rd Dec 2014

Once divorce proceedings have been started the next step for many is to reach an agreement on their finances. The information below will provide you with a quick guide to the available options to you when reaching a financial settlement. One of the most cost effective ways to reach an agreement on the finances is […]

Prenuptial Agreements to become binding in law?

Date: 27th Feb 2014

Here at CSL Law we often get asked about prenuptial agreements and whether they are recognised under English law. This is a hot topic at the moment and is a fast developing area law in England and Wales. Of course to some people the idea of having a prenuptial agreement may be an unromantic idea, […]

Can I divorce and how to divorce

Date: 23rd Jan 2014

Making the decision to start a divorce is never going to be an easy one but do you know whether you can in fact divorce and if so how to divorce. This is our easy straightforward guide to help you answer these questions. Firstly, you should be aware that you cannot divorce until you have […]

Divorce in the New Year

Date: 13th Jan 2014

A new year and a new blog from CSL Law. We are a small firm of specialist solicitors based in central Croydon, providing expert advice on all aspects of family law, including divorce, which is especially pertinent in the New Year. Unfortunately, the second full week back at work after Christmas and New Year is also the week when […]