Category: Personal

How is Child Custody Decided?

How is Child Custody Decided?

Decisions regarding a child’s residence are of primary importance following parental separation. How child custody is decided largely depends on the circumstances of the parents’ separation, and whether agreement can be reached through informal...

Making a Joint Custody Agreement

Making a Joint Custody Agreement

Joint custody, or joint residency as it is referred to in the UK Children’s Act 1989, is a legal decision regarding where the child or children of separated couples will live. Joint custody does...

What is a Declaration of Trust?

What is a Declaration of Trust?

A declaration of trust is commonly used to define ownership rights in relation to a property where multiple parties have contributed to the purchase price. It acts a written record of the financial arrangement...

How Much is Redundancy Pay?

How Much is Redundancy Pay?

If you are made redundant from your job, you may be eligible to receive redundancy pay. There are two types of redundancy pay: statutory and contractual. Statutory redundancy pay is required by law to...

How to Complete ID1 Form Land Registry

How to Complete ID1 Form Land Registry

The ID1 form is intended to provide evidence of identity to the Land Registry for a private individual, making one of the following applications: a transfer of land or a transfer of a mortgage...

Dangerous Driving: Defending a Charge!

Dangerous Driving: Defending a Charge!

A conviction for dangerous driving can result in penalty points, a fine, possible disqualification from driving and imprisonment, depending on the severity and circumstances of the offence. The Road Traffic Act, the Road Traffic...

Codicil: Changing Your Will

Codicil: Changing Your Will

Where your personal circumstances change, for instance, through marriage or having a child, you may decide to make a small change to your existing will. In this scenario, adding a codicil to your will...

Seat Belt Law Explained

Seat Belt Law Explained

Under the Motor Vehicles (Wearing of Seat Belts) Regulations 1993, the seat belt law states that anyone travelling in a car or other road vehicle must wear a seat belt, with the enforcement of...

Common Law Partner: What are your Rights?

Common Law Partner: What are your Rights?

In the UK, the concept of the “common law partner” is a myth in legal terms. An unmarried couple living together do not share the same legal status as a married couple or a...

How Much is Spousal Maintenance?

How Much is Spousal Maintenance?

Spousal maintenance is a regular payment made to an ex spouse after the couple have divorced. This payment is additional to any monetary amount, property or belongings that may have been awarded to you...