Cohabiting couples are the fastest growing family type with more than 3.3 million unmarried couples living together in the UK. Kate Lewis, a solicitor in our family team, explains the dangers of the misconception of the common law spouse.
Pensions often become a very important factor in divorce proceedings. This guide summarises the issues involved and the approach taken by the courts in striving to achieve fairness between the divorcing couple.
Many couples believe that on the breakdown of a marriage their assets will be divided equally between them. Kate Lewis, a trainee in our family team, considers some of the circumstances when this approach is not appropriate.