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Family Law

I have separated from my partner. Can I change the Locks on our property?

Jointly owned properties Where a property is jointly owned, the simple answer is no. The legal position is that both parties’ have...

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Who will care for your child in the event of your death?

A recent Court of Appeal decision has confirmed that there is no presumption that a child should placed in the care of a biological...

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Do you need to convert your civil partnership into a marriage?

Same sex couples will be able to get married in England and Wales after new measures have become law. Due to the amendments to be made...

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Sole legal ownership of a property may not be enough to protect your beneficial interest

So you live with your partner, you are not married and you own the property in your sole name therefore your interest in the property...

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Step parents – do you have rights and responsibilities?

There are, in this country today, a great many step-parents.  If you are one, do you know your legal position in terms of what...

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