Do I need a Prenuptial Agreement?
Joanne Joyce from the Family Department of Lovedays Solicitors discusses the essence of Prenuptial Agreements The nights getting lighter and the weekends getting warmer means that spring is in the air and the start of the wedding season is imminent. The ‘soon-to-be-weds’ engage merrily in preparations for the Special Day to make it as perfect […]
No Fault Divorce – government is ending the divorce ‘blame game’
The government proposes to remove the need to prove a fact to show that the marriage has broken down irretrievably. Currently there are 5 available facts which can be used to show the Irretrievable breakdown of the marriage and the most frequently used fact is that of “behaviour”. Using the fact of the other person’s […]
Today in the UK 7 million or so people are living with heart and circulatory disease. As a direct result of this illness, an average of 420 people die every single day – a shocking one death every three minutes. Since the British Heart Foundation was founded in 1961, however, the annual number of deaths […]
Do I need a Solicitor?
Helen Smith, Wills and Probate solicitor for Lovedays Solicitors, examines the role of the solicitor in the context of the availability of access for legal information and advice online. The English legal system has developed over centuries to become a model that has influenced the legal systems in many other jurisdictions. But the legal profession […]
Powers of Attorney
Helen Smith, Wills and Probate solicitor of Lovedays Solicitors, discusses issues around powers of attorney. The Formula 1 racing car driver, Michael Schumacher, came into the press again recently following a brief statement by his family. This news brought the issue of Powers of Attorney firmly into focus. An individual has long been able […]
Christmases and how to survive them!
01/12/2018 Joanne Joyce from the Family Department of Lovedays Solicitors discusses a game plan for getting through the festive season unscathed. As a solicitor specialising in Family Law, I tend not to say what I do for a living too loudly at Christmas parties, where I may be considered “bah humbug”! When I do admit […]
Time to remember
01/11/2018 On November 11 2018 it will be the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice, which marked the end of The First World War. Jennifer Renshaw, Head of Litigation at Lovedays Solicitors, examines the role played by the legal firm and some of its staff in the conflict and how this long-established firm […]
The English of Alimony
01/10/2018 Joanne Joyce from the Family Department of Lovedays Solicitors discusses the ins and outs of Spousal Maintenance Alimony, as the Americans call it, or spousal maintenance, as it is known over here, is a court order usually made within the finances on divorce, which requires one of the parties to the marriage to continue […]
The myth of common law marriage
14/09/2018 Joanne Joyce from the Family Department of Potter & Co discusses the misconception around the legal rights of common law marriage. Who knows how legends and myths evolve or how they become part of popular culture? How does a population come to believe in Dragons, Fairies or even Common Law marriage? Somehow, the word […]
Catching the £22
14/08/2018 Paul Streets, a litigation specialist at Potter & Co Solicitors, discusses the debt collection conundrum. In the famous novel by Joseph Heller, Catch 22, to fly a bombing mission in the Second World War you had to be crazy. You could get out of flying missions if you were crazy but you had to […]