Legal news and advice from Adams Law

FAMILY LAW – Form E error

It has recently been announced that many people could be paying too much in spousal or court order child maintenance payments, following an error on the electronic version of Form E.

The liabilities section at part 2.0 of the form wrongly calculated the total amount of liabilities that a party had, and therefore they may have been ordered to pay a sum of maintenance or provide a lump sum to their partners that was too high. Alternatively some parties debts may not have been calculated correctly when they were being awarded maintenance meaning that they have been paid too little. » Read more…

Protecting your Property from Fraud

In England and Wales, the Land Registry is the organisation responsible for maintaining the Land Register. The Land Register currently documents the title of more than 24 million properties. The title comprises the evidence of ownership and a record of conditions and restrictions regarding that ownership, including any mortgages secured on the property. Land registration is now compulsory when a previously unregistered property is transferred to a new owner, mortgaged, or when certain leases are granted. The ultimate aim is to have every property in England and Wales registered in the future.

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Divorce & relationship breakdown

There is only one ground for divorce in the UK and that is on the basis of the “irretrievable break down of the marriage.” The Applicant must be able to prove that the marriage has broken down irretrievably based upon one of 5 “facts”. The Applicant must be able to prove that on the balance of probabilities that marriage has broken down irretrievably and one of the 5 facts has occurred. » Read more…

Judicial Separation

In some cases, the parties may feel that they do not want to seek a divorce in the first instance. Sometimes this is because the parties are not yet ready to formalise the divorce or dissolution or they have not yet been married for a year. In other cases, the parties prefer not to divorce for religious reasons. In such cases, a Judicial Separation may be of assistance to you. » Read more…

Pre or Post Nuptial Agreements

Pre-nuptial Agreements

Though many people do not like to think about what might happen in the event that their marriage or civil partnership fails at some point in the future, it can make a lot of sense to make plans for just such an event right from the outset. » Read more…

Financial Remedies

It is very often the case that before or during the course of a marriage or a civil partnership, the parties will have acquired assets either in their sole name or jointly with their spouse or civil partner. » Read more…

Domestic Violence

If you have been subjected to domestic violence, you may be entitled to apply for a Non-Molestation Order. You may also be entitled to apply for an Occupation Order to exclude the perpetrator from the home in which you reside. » Read more…

Divorce Overview

It is estimated that up to 42% of marriages end in divorce. It is often a very upsetting, stressful and confusing time for the parties involved. As a modern and progressive law firm we adopt a holistic approach when advising and assisting our clients during this difficult time. We can offer expert tailored legal advice and we also have access to a wide range of external agencies and support services, including relationship counselling and support for separating parents. We are committed to making the process as simple, non-confrontational and cost effective as possible. It is our vision to ensure that every one of our clients finishes this process feeling empowered and positive about their future. » Read more…

Cohabitation

In today’s society cohabitation is commonplace. In fact, according to the Office of National Statistics, there were 5.9 million people cohabiting in the UK in 2012. This is almost double the number of people who were cohabiting in 1996. » Read more…

Children

At Adams Solicitors, we fully understand the importance of ensuring that the best interests of your children are prioritised at all times. Indeed, this is the approach that the Court will adopt when dealing with applications relating to your children – the best interests of the children are paramount. » Read more…