Family Law Unwrapped: Pre-Nuptial Agreements – things to consider

Family Law Unwrapped: Pre-Nuptial Agreements – things to consider

Family Law Unwrapped: Pre-Nuptial Agreements – things to consider In the second episode of the new Family Law series, we focus on Valentine’s Day and in particular Pre-Nuptials and what couples need to consider when deciding to marry. We will talk through what they...
Living Together – What You Need to Think About

Living Together – What You Need to Think About

Living Together – What You Need to Think About When couples begin to think about taking the next step in their relationship, they will often choose to start living together. This is an exciting time for many couples and their families, but one that also presents new...
Family Law Unwrapped: Pre-Nuptial Agreements – things to consider

Family Law Unwrapped: Navigating Separation in the New Year

Family Law Unwrapped: Navigating Separation in the New Year In the first episode of the new Family Law series, we focus on how the Christmas and New Year period impacts upon relationships and families. We will talk through the initial stages of the legal process and...
Divorce and Finances: Will I have to share my inheritance?

Divorce and Finances: Will I have to share my inheritance?

Divorce and Finances: Will I have to share my inheritance? Many clients contemplating divorce ask whether they will have to share a current or future inheritance. The answer is that it depends. Monies or assets inherited or gifted before or during a marriage, are not...
Separated Parents: Navigating the Christmas period

Separated Parents: Navigating the Christmas period

Separated Parents: Navigating the Christmas period With a little over a month left until Christmas, now is the time to try and agree how your children will share their time between their parents and extended families over the holiday period. For separated parents,...
Separated Parents: Deciding where your child goes to school

Separated Parents: Deciding where your child goes to school

Separated Parents: Deciding where your child goes to school It’s that time of year where parents are required to make school place applications. Deciding on a school for your child can be a challenging task, and when parents cannot agree on this important decision, it...
What is a common law marriage? Cohabitation reform

What is a common law marriage? Cohabitation reform

What is a common law marriage? Cohabitation reform In the United Kingdom, the number of cohabiting couples has grown exponentially over the past 30 years. Statistics show that as of 2021, there are 3.6 million cohabiting couples, compared to 1.5 million in 1996. As...
Summer holidays: A guide for separated parents

Summer holidays: A guide for separated parents

Summer holidays: A guide for separated parents Summer is a popular time of year to take a foreign holiday. However, for separated parents wanting to travel abroad with their children, there is more to think about than just which flight to book and what to pack, so it...
Crypto currency and their impact within Divorce Proceedings

Crypto currency and their impact within Divorce Proceedings

Crypto currency and their impact within Divorce Proceedings The Family Team at Herrington Carmichael is advising more and more couples in divorce proceedings, where one or both of the couple have invested in crypto currency or non-fungible tokens (NFTs). What are...
Alternative Dispute Resolution Options (ADR)

Alternative Dispute Resolution Options (ADR)

Alternative Dispute Resolution Options (ADR) How to settle it ‘out of court’ The family courts are currently under extreme pressure, with insufficient staff and judges, causing a backlog of work and growing delays.  As such, more than ever, it is worth considering how...