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What is the difference between divorce and separation?

What is the difference between divorce and separation?

When a couple separates, it is usually a physical thing. One or both of the parties move out of their accommodation and live separate lives. There are practical things to consider, such as joint bank accounts, joint tenancy agreements or mortgages, and, if there are children, arrangements for them to see the other parent. If… Continue Reading

How long does a Child Arrangements Application take?

How long does a Child Arrangements Application take?

When there is a dispute about who a child should live with (formerly custody and residence) or how often they should spend time with each parent (formerly access and contact), an Application can be made to the Court for a Child Arrangements Order. How long an Application can take to finalise depends on the circumstances… Continue Reading

What are Prenuptials Agreements and why should you sign one?

What are Prenuptials Agreements and why should you sign one?

You do not have to be a celebrity or a millionaire to need a prenuptial agreement. You may simply wish to protect, or ring fence a particular asset that is yours, so that if your marriage ever does breakdown, you are safe in the knowledge it is protected.   A client of mine had inherited… Continue Reading

We’re all going on a Summer Holiday! – Or are we?

We’re all going on a Summer Holiday! – Or are we?

What if the other parent to your child does not agree that you should be able to take your child or children on a summer holiday? Whether it is in the UK or abroad, what can you do? When you separated, you either agreed a schedule of time when the child or children would spend… Continue Reading

The Importance of a Clean Break

The Importance of a Clean Break

Since the introduction of the HMCTS online service, more and more people are choosing to issue their own divorce proceedings online rather than instructing a solicitor to progress the divorce on their behalf. However, whilst obtaining a final Order of divorce will bring a marriage to an end, it is important to remember that this… Continue Reading

Letting Commercial Spaces: Hints & Tips for Landlords

Letting Commercial Spaces: Hints & Tips for Landlords

Nicola Wood, Director and Head of Commercial discusses how landlords can prepare to let space, either to a new tenant or on updated terms. Plans Be clear about the space that you would like to let and any areas you would like to retain. If necessary, arrange for Land Registry compliant plans to be drawn… Continue Reading

How are loans from family members dealt with in divorce proceedings?

How are loans from family members dealt with in divorce proceedings?

A recent case of P v Q highlighted the difficulties a Court has when determining if a liability within financial remedy proceedings, is a ‘soft’ or a ‘hard’ loan. It is very common for either party or both, to receive financial assistance from family members throughout the marriage, whether to help with the deposit, house… Continue Reading

Thinking of buying a business?

Thinking of buying a business?

We are seeing a lot of sales and purchases of established businesses at the moment, especially in the tourism and hospitality industries. Nicola Wood, one of our directors and our head of commercial property, outlines some hints and tips for making a successful offer to buy a business. You may be keen to buy a… Continue Reading

Successful Conveyancing Solicitors Expand into Lancashire

Successful Conveyancing Solicitors Expand into Lancashire

Progression Solicitors has expanded into Lancashire, with its newest office opening in Lancaster. This now enables us to meet the needs of clients across Cumbria, Lancashire, Morecambe Bay and beyond. Our residential conveyancing team run by Director, Claire Meehan, has a wealth of experience in all conveyancing matters including residential sales, purchases, transfers of equity… Continue Reading

What Is Power of Attorney and How Does It Work?

What Is Power of Attorney and How Does It Work?

Modern life presents us with a range of obligations and responsibilities. From making sure bills are paid to managing investments and running businesses, it’s important to know that these tasks will be fulfilled by someone else if you were unable to do so. A Lasting Power of Attorney acts as a safeguard and enables you… Continue Reading

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