FamilyLaw

What are the rights of unmarried couples when their partner dies?

What are the rights of unmarried couples when their partner dies?

One in ten cohabiting couples mistakenly believed that they would automatically be entitled to inherit their partner’s share of any property that they lived in together, according to recent research by the insurance company Direct Line, which found that 38% of cohabiting couples in the UK were unsure of what their rights would be should…

The legal right of grandparents to have contact with their Grandchildren

The legal right of grandparents to have contact with their Grandchildren

A grandparent may request contact from the Court, but they must first have the court’s approval before they can submit a formal application. Unless they fit one of a list of requirements, which are listed below, this is typically the case. Keep reading to know more about the legal right of grandparents. The term “Child…

Unmarried Couples Living Together Without Marrying – Know What Your Legal Rights Are

Unmarried Couples Living Together Without Marrying – Know What Your Legal Rights Are

Do you and your partner intend to purchase a home? Maybe you’ve decided to put off getting married or wait until you’re higher up the housing ladder to start saving for one. Have you shared a home in your partner’s name that you have owned jointly for a long time? This article is a must-read…

Rights of unmarried couples who live together after the death of their partner

Rights of unmarried couples who live together after the death of their partner

One in ten cohabiting couples mistakenly believed that they would automatically be entitled to inherit their partner’s share of any property that they lived in together, according to recent research by the insurance company Direct Line, which found that 38% of cohabiting couples in the UK were unsure of what their rights would be should…

Divorce and financial settlement – 5 key considerations

Divorce and financial settlement – 5 key considerations

The legislation governing a divorce’s financial settlement can be extremely complicated. The Court’s broad discretion in selecting who receives what is one of the key causes of this. There is no precise calculator that can tell you, depending on your circumstances, what a reasonable financial settlement on divorce should be, other than child support. This…

Business Valuation in Divorce Proceedings – Receiving a Fair Share

Business Valuation in Divorce Proceedings – Receiving a Fair Share

Even in the best of circumstances, estimating the value of a shareholding can be difficult, but doing so in the context of a retroactive market can be particularly onerous. Companies established or acquired during a marriage are regarded as matrimonial property in Scotland. Experts will attempt to determine the company’s value at the “relevant date,”…

What are the legal ramifications of a cohabitation agreement and rights in Scotland?

What are the legal ramifications of a cohabitation agreement and rights in Scotland?

What does cohabitation mean? According to section 25 of the Family Law (Scotland) Act 2006, cohabitants are “two people of the same sex who are (or were) living together as if they were civil partners” or “a man and a woman who are (or were) living together as if they were husband and wife.” The…