In A Divorce, Who Gets To Keep The Dog?

In A Divorce, Who Gets To Keep The Dog?

Few of us can’t have been moved by the sight of photographs of Ant McPartlin being greeted by what appeared to be his rather boisterous Labrador dog after the two of them had spent time apart following his separation from his wife, Lisa. All specialist divorce...
Child Contact Arrangements at Christmas

Child Contact Arrangements at Christmas

Child Contact Arrangements at Christmas for Divorced and Separated Parents As a Manchester children solicitor my thoughts turn to Christmas a lot earlier than many other parents. That is because whenever I talk about custody and access arrangements, with parents I...
Do I Need A Cohabitation Agreement?

Do I Need A Cohabitation Agreement?

Do I Need A Cohabitation Agreement? As a divorce solicitor, I tend to see property purchases when they go wrong so, in my view, yes it is very sensible to sign up to a cohabitation agreement . Most people think that getting a cohabitation agreement drawn up is a...
Can You Get A Quickie Divorce in Manchester?

Can You Get A Quickie Divorce in Manchester?

We all read in the newspapers about celebrities and their quickie divorce hearings and yet if you pick up the phone to speak to a divorce solicitor about a quickie divorce in Manchester you are often told that the divorce could take up to 8 months. As we are in the...
What is a Parental Responsibility Agreement?

What is a Parental Responsibility Agreement?

Parental responsibility is one of those phrases most parents think is a bit self-evident. After all if you are a parent then you have responsibility for your child. Simple isn’t it? It is only when parents separate or divorce that the vaguely heard of legal concept of...
How Much Is Inheritance Tax?

How Much Is Inheritance Tax?

Inheritance Tax and Leaving Your Estate To Your Spouse The late national icon, Sir Bruce Forsyth, has received some criticism from some quarters about tax planning. I dreaded to think what sort of racy or cutting edge steps Bruce Forsyth had supposedly taken to reduce...