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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

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

What happens to our dog if we divorce?

A rarely talked about aspect of going through a divorce is – “Who gets the dog if we divorce”? As it stands in law, pets such as dogs and cats are considered property just like cars, handbags and furniture. This means that if there is a dispute over a pet the Courts will not in the first instance consider the pets welfare in the same way as they would for any children.

Family Law

I married abroad, will my marriage be valid in England?

Almost certainly, provided that the marriage ceremony complied with the local customs and laws of that country. For example was the correct notice given? Were the required number of witnesses present ? Was it necessary to have a religious ceremony as well as a civil ceremony ? If the local laws and customs were followed the marriage will be recognised in England.

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