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It’s A Buyers’ Market – How To Buy Your House In 2017

June 19th, 2017

Now the results of the June election are in, the expected surge in property transactions has not appeared. Prices are eerily stagnant, and although there is still a lack of available property, signs of price reduction are beginning to show. Buying a house is a stressful process whatever the state of the market: in this […]

Part 3: Now what? Five Questions to Ask Yourself After You’ve Met Your Solicitor

June 2nd, 2017

Once you’ve met with a solicitor, you should have a much clearer idea on all of your options and also understand what your costs are likely to be.  You’ll have asked them the questions from Part 2, now you need to ask yourself some questions before you commit to your Family Law solicitor: 1. Did they […]

Part 2: Ten Questions To Ask Your Family Law Solicitor

May 22nd, 2017

Every step of the way, it helps if you feel confident and in full possession of your facts. Write them down before your meeting, then … When you first meet with a solicitor, we always suggest taking a notepad and pen. You’ll be given lots of information and you may be asked to get some […]

Part 1: I think I need legal advice, what do I do next?

May 17th, 2017

Choosing the right Family Law solicitors Ignore any ‘legal advice’ you’ve been given by well-meaning friends and family. If you need legal advice, get it from a qualified solicitor who specialises in Family Law. Although friends and family have the best of intentions, they may base their ‘advice’ on their own experiences or on something […]

Help! I need a family law solicitor but I don’t know where to start!

May 16th, 2017

Is this you? Going to see a solicitor to discuss your family law issues can be a scary thing to do, whether you need to find out if you can get a divorce, or you’re having trouble agreeing how often you should spend time with your children, or you aren’t sure what to do with […]

Phil’s Latest Guide To Selling Your Home

May 8th, 2017

Selling your home this year? You are likely to reach for Phil Spencer’s latest advice on the subject, 8 steps to getting your home sale-ready – we thought we’d check it through and see how it compares with Cunningtons’ own handy guide to making the most from selling your home. Ours was published 2 years ago … Phil […]

Mills v Mills: the Complicated World of Spousal Maintenance

April 20th, 2017

The recent Court of Appeal decision which increased an ex-wife’s spousal maintenance payments 15 years after her divorce has raised many questions for family lawyers. Maria and Graham Mills were married for 13 years. Maria says that in the early years of the marriage, she ran her own beauty business and financial supported the family […]

A Prenuptial Agreement – Your Questions Answered

April 12th, 2017

Spring is in the air, and that means that we are in the ‘Wedding Season’. That is wonderful, and we wish all couples a lifetime of happiness! But what happens if it all goes wrong? It may not be romantic, but today’s couples are increasingly prepared for a rocky road – and that’s why many seek […]

Protection for Victims of Domestic Violence

March 30th, 2017

Ministry of Justice announces planned changes to protect victims of domestic violence The Ministry of Justice has published its research into alleged perpetrators of domestic violence being able to cross-examine their alleged victims in Family Law cases. How Abuse Can Continue In Court At the moment, alleged abusers who do not have a lawyer acting for […]

Victory for Charities in Landmark Judgment

March 22nd, 2017

The recent judgment by the Supreme Court on the Illot versus The Blue Cross and others case was a triumph for charities named in Wills. This judgment finally marks the end of a legal battle that has been raging since 2004.  It was also a blow to adult non-dependent children of the deceased who wish […]

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