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Domestic Violence and the Lockdown: Your Personalised Safety Plan

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“Preamble to the Domestic Violence Act: “To afford the victims of domestic violence the maximum protection from domestic abuse that the law can provide”

There is great concern that the COVID-19 crisis, particularly the mandatory “stay at home” lockdown phase, will see both an increase in the levels of domestic violence, and a decrease in the […]

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Divorce in a Time of Lockdown – What Grounds Can You Rely On?

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Note: If, as we hope, you personally have no need for an article on divorce, please think of passing this on to anyone you know who may find it relevant and useful.

The National Lockdown has thrown together many couples not used to spending “24/7” time in each other’s company. Relationships will have strengthened for many […]

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Beware the “Common Law Marriage” Myth

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“In our law cohabitation does not have special legal consequences. Generally the proprietary consequences and rights flowing from a marriage are not available to unmarried couples, regardless of the length of their cohabitation” (extract from judgment below)

If you live as a couple, avoid the trap of believing the myth of the “common law marriage”. It’s […]

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