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Should you sign a prenuptial agreement?

Bringing up the subject of a prenuptial agreement can be as daunting as popping the question, perhaps more so as it raises the issue that the marriage might not last.  But how should you react if you have been asked ...

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07.12.2020

Romantic contracts and cupcakes for Valentine’s Day 2020

The team at Miles & Partners Solicitors in London bravely faced the cold last week to take part in a Valentine’s themed bake sale for the 2020 Great Legal Bake. The delicious handmade cakes went down a treat with those ...

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14.02.2020

First registrations of opposite-sex civil partnerships set for New Year’s Eve

Heterosexual couples looking to formally commit to each other now have an alternative to the institution of marriage, as new legislation has been approved by the House of Lords to extend civil partnerships to opposite-sex couples as well as same-sex ...

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19.12.2019

Why more couples are in need of a pre-civil partnership agreement

With civil partnerships being more popular than ever according to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics, Michelle Uppal, family lawyer at Miles & Partners Solicitors in London explains how same sex couples can safeguard their future with a little ...

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04.07.2019

Civil partnerships to be extended to heterosexual couples

The prime minister Theresa May has announced that the law will be changed to extend the option of civil partnerships to heterosexual couples.  This follows a ruling by the Supreme Court earlier this year that the current law is discriminatory ...

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04.10.2018

Civil partnerships move up the agenda for all couples

Decades ago, nearly everyone married in a church or had a civil ceremony at a registry office. Traditions change, and couples have tied the knot on mountain tops and under water. Two couples have even been reported to book tickets ...

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09.07.2018

Does the ‘underdog’ have rights when presented with a pre-nup?

Pre-marital agreements are often insisted upon by one set of parents who may be concerned about the security of assets which they wish to pass on to their children. It is understandable that if you have spent decades building a ...

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27.06.2018

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Cohabitation Awareness Week – 27 Nov to 1 Dec 2017

The focus of this year’s Resolution Awareness Week is on the inequality of legal rights for cohabitees; couples living together who are not married. There are some 3.3 million cohabiting couples in the UK, but many are still unaware of ...

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28.11.2017

What rights do cohabiting couples have when they separate?

Cohabiting couples have now become the UK’s fastest growing family type, currently numbering approximately 3.3 million. More and more couples are choosing, for whatever reason, to live together without getting married. This may well be an indication of the shifting ...

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27.11.2017