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Samuel Phillips Law Blog

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Family Law

The importance of Pre-Nuptial or Post-Nuptial Agreements

Sam and Phillip are now engaged to be married. They now need to think about pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements and the importance of why they should put something in place before marriage.

Family Law

Cohabitation Agreements and Declaration of Trusts – When should you get one?

Sam contributed more money than Phillip to their new home - how she can protect the money she invested?

Family Law

Separating couples can’t afford to break up

High mortgage costs, stagnant wages, and spiralling living costs can make separation seem impossible

Family Law

Partner appointment at Samuel Phillips Law

Sara Stockdale, a highly regarded family law solicitor joins Samuel Phillips Law as a partner in the family team

Family Law

Why Not to Post Your Children Online

In 2022 it was found that 4.62 billion people use social media. Here we break down some of the dangers of posting images of children online.

Family Law

Access to children and anxiety

As Mental Health Awareness Week draws to a close, Family Law Solicitor Jonathan Fuller offers guidance to father’s seeking to gain access to their children following relationship breakdown.

Family Law

Divorce and Anxiety

As part of Mental Health Awareness Week, Sarah Ward from our Family law team explores the effect of divorce on anxiety.

Family Law

Love bombing now recognised as a form of domestic abuse by the CPS

The CPS have recently updated their guidance relating to stalking, harassment and controlling and coercive behaviour to officially include love-bombing. 

Family Law

Humanist Marriage Ceremonies in England and Wales

The current legal position in England and Wales is that a Humanist marriage is not legally binding.

Family Law

Menopause and Divorce Settlements 

Whilst there is an increasing awareness of the impact that the menopause can have on a woman’s health, there is a lack of awareness as to how the menopause interrelates with divorce settlements.

Family Law

Divorcing Couples: Changes to CGT Rules

The aim of the new rules is to make the process for divorcing couples simpler, fairer and more tax efficient.

Family Law

New Fault Divorce – 1 year on

The Government figures have now been released for divorce since the online no-fault system was introduced in April 2022

Family Law

Managing Divorce/Family Breakdown

There is no way around it, divorce/separation is one of the most difficult life events. 

Family Law

Family Mediation at Samuel Phillips Law

Mediation is a process to settle family legal disputes both in relation to financial issues and children’s issues on separation.

Family Law

Family Mediation Week 16 – 20 January

Parents who have decided to separate or divorce in 2023 are being urged to find out how to avoid courtroom confrontation to settle money and parenting arrangements with the launch of Family Mediation Week.

Family Law

Maintenance Payments and the Cost of Living Crisis

We are seeing a surge in enquiries both from people reliant on spousal maintenance and from those paying spousal maintenance, asking if the amount of maintenance can be varied or stopped altogether. 

Family Law

Dividing assets when separating

When a couple separates, they face an automatic increased cost of living as they have to run two homes. This can be challenging at the best of times but particularly now in the midst of a cost of living crisis.

Family Law

Good Divorce Week

Samuel Phillips Law is offering free 30 minute consultations during Good Divorce Week to separated parents who require advice on the arrangements for their children. 

Family Law

Can’t afford to separate?

Finances should never hold you back from leaving an unhappy marriage, particularly an abusive one.

Family Law

Divorce during the cost of living crisis

In the midst of a cost of living crisis, and with a stressful winter ahead with soaring energy prices, this is the first of a series of blogs examining the impact of the crisis on couples and families.

Family Law

Should I have a Nuptial Agreement before I marry?

Jonathan Fuller, Family Law Solicitor at Samuel Phillips Law answers the most asked questions by clients thinking of getting a Pre-Nuptial Agreement in place prior to marriage.

Family Law

A separated parents guide – Who pays for my child’s university education?

The beginning of a new University year brings with it a financial burden for many separated parents - particularly so this year with the cost of living crisis.  A question I am frequently asked is who pays for my child’s university education?

Family Law

Married at First Sight

The new series of the popular reality TV show ‘Married at First Sight UK’ began this week on E4. In this show, couples are matched with their future ‘spouses’ by researchers and meet them for the first when walking down the aisle to get married. Jonathan Fuller, Family Law Solicitor at Samuel Phillips Law outlines how the position is different in real life.

Family Law

No-Fault Divorce – The Basics

In less than a month the biggest shake up to divorce laws, for over half a century, shall come into force. The change aims to reduce conflict between a divorcing couple.

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