What is a Prenup?

Prenups are just for the very rich aren't they? Cunningtons' Family Law department clear up some of the confusion.  What is a Prenuptial Agreement? A Prenuptial Agreement (sometimes called a 'Prenup' or a pre-marital agreement) is a formal signed agreement entered into by a couple before they get married. Its intention is to set out very clearly what the parties…


Lying About Your Assets in a Divorce

You think you can get away with lying about your assets in court? Think again! The Judgments delivered by the Supreme Court in the cases of Gohil and Sharland reconfirm what all family law solicitors have always known: if you mislead the court about your level of wealth and the court finds out, any previous financial order can be set…


No Fault Divorce - An end to the Blame Game?

Legislation is set to be introduced in England and Wales to allow couples to apply for a 'no fault divorce'. In a bid to end the 'blame game' in matrimonial breakdowns, legislation will introduce a new minimum time frame of six months from the initial petition stage to the final Decree Absolute divorce stage, to allow couples to reflect upon their…


Cohabitation Agreements, Declarations of Trust and Prenuptial Agreements

What are they and how do they help me? Many couples nowadays choose to live together before they get married. What happens where the house is held in one party’s sole name? Does the other party obtain any rights to the property? What steps can be taken to protect each party? What if they buy a property together? What if…


Using a barrister in Family Law proceedings

Picture this scenario: You’ve separated from your ex-partner and you’ve tried to reach an agreement about what to do with the house, or the children, or both. Discussions have been unsuccessful. You’ve been to see a mediator to see if they can help you and your ex-partner to sort out a long term plan. That hasn’t worked either. You finally…

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The Senior Partner at Cunningtons’ Braintree office is David Drake. Paul Fenton is the Joint Managing Partner. He, along with Johanna Withams are the residential conveyancing partners at the Braintree practice. They are supported by qualified Solicitors and Licenced Conveyancers.

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