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Why Cohabitation Agreements are Essential

Why Cohabitation Agreements are Essential

When my 10 year relationship suddenly split and I found myself with three children under 7, without my name on the house deeds, no career or income, and no pension, I felt the full brunt of not having any marriage laws to protect my interests. I was unusual in that I knew I had no legal rights and that Common Law marriage is a myth.  I just never dreamt that my relationship would ever end. I had never heard of ‘Cohabitation Agreements’ – but if my daughter chooses to settle...

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Divorce Statistics – Current trends and myths 2013

  Busting the divorce myths:  The following data is from the ONS but has been analysed by Harry Benson, Communications Directory for the Marriage Foundation, February 2013. The cost of family failure in the UK is £44 billion per year – this is higher than the defense budget. The 7 Year Itch is a myth: For over 40 years, divorce rates have been consistently at their highest between 3 and 6 years after the marriage.  After peaking between three and six years, the likelihood of a...

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Adversarial Divorce Costs!

Adversarial Divorce Costs!

  Every New Year brings a bumper crop of divorce enquiries for law firms and online divorce providers in the traditional post-Xmas break up season, the true cost of rushing into an adversarial divorce is still one of the best kept secrets in town.   The current difference in cost is estimated at £65,000 – money which could be better spent on university fees for the children, according to the UK’s campaigner for Alternative Divorce, Suzy Miller.   Suzy Miller of...

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Adversarial divorce costs £65,000 more than staying out of court

Adversarial divorce costs £65,000 more than staying out of court

Let’s do the maths – and see what is the financial advantage of staying out of the divorce courts: There are better ways to travel this journey that will cost you less is money and stress Conventional Adversarial Package (We DON’T recommend this one) Alternative, stay-out-of-court Package includes Divorce in a Box (We think this is a much better choice)   Sources: Cost of adversarial divorce * Novitas Divorce Litigation Fund ** Cost of collaborative divorce   “...

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Divorce statistics

Wokingham with 38.6 per cent has the highest proportion of women lone parents in full-time work. (Census 2001) • Almost half of all marriages in England and Wales will end in divorce. • At least one child under 16 is affected in 53% of all cases, with nearly two-thirds of them being under 11. • Since 1997 average age of divorce has risen from 40.2 to 43.7 years for men and from 37.7 to 41.2 years for women, partly due to the rise in age at marriage. • The highest rate of divorce is among men...

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