Children, Marriage, Divorce and Living Together

Cohabiting

With the number of cohabiting couples having nearly doubled since 1996, it is increasingly important to understand the legal framework which may affect your relationship. A cohabiting couple as a...

Domestic Violence

There is no strict definition of domestic violence but it may include mental, emotional, physical and sexual abuse and threats of violence. The behaviour can be directed towards an adult or a child. ...

Mediation

Mediation is not designed to assist parties to reconcile. In mediation it is assumed that your relationship has broken down and the focus is on helping you sort out issues such as separation, divorce...

Finances when a marriage of civil partnership ends

Sorting out finances and deciding who should receive what is often the most difficult part of any relationship ending. It can also be the most time consuming and costly aspect, often not being...

Separation

Whether you are married or living together, separation usually means the breakdown of a relationship and often the breakup of a family unit. When this happens, it is important to try to organise...

Separation and children

One of the greatest anxieties faced by parents who are separating are the arrangements involving their children. Where they are going to live, who are they going to live with and when an absent...

Relationships: Getting Started

Prenuptial agreementA prenuptial agreement is a formal agreement signed before you get married or enter into a civil partnership. The agreement details who owns which assets and how you think these...

Divorce and dissolution

Ending a marriage If you are reading this, you may be thinking about, or have already decided to leave your spouse. You may have discussed the idea together and be in agreement. Alternatively, you...