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Rahil Chaudhari

A Guide to Trial Separation

By Legal Advice

Navigating the complexities of a relationship breakdown can be challenging. For couples contemplating divorce or separation, a trial separation can offer a period of reflection and decision-making about the future of their relationship. Understanding Trial Separation A trial separation involves a couple living apart for a specified period to evaluate their feelings and decide whether to work on their relationship or proceed towards a permanent separation or divorce. Unlike legal separation, a trial separation is…

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Navigating Divorce in the UK: A Compassionate Guide for 2024

By Legal Advice

Divorce is a significant life event that can be emotionally and legally complex. At Arlingsworth, we understand the sensitivity of this matter and are committed to guiding you through the process with compassion and expertise. Understanding the Grounds for Divorce As of 2024, the UK’s divorce law has evolved to allow for a more straightforward process. The introduction of ‘no-fault’ divorce means that couples can now apply for a divorce without assigning blame. This significant…

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Navigating the New UK Immigration Landscape: Essential Changes to Visa Policies in 2024

By Legal Advice

The UK government has announced pivotal changes to its immigration rules, particularly affecting skilled workers and family visas, set to take effect in spring 2024. These alterations are expected to significantly reshape the UK immigration landscape, impacting individuals and businesses alike. As a leading solicitor’s firm, we provide a detailed analysis of these changes, offering insights into their potential effects. Increased Salary Threshold for Skilled Worker Visas A key change is the rise in the…

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Navigating the complexities of international family law

By Legal Advice

As global mobility increases, so do the challenges of international family law. As worldwide travel and technology continue to bridge distances, it is becoming increasingly common for families to have an international dimension. This introduces added intricacies to matters of family law, particularly in cases of divorce and where children are involved. International family law encompasses the legal considerations arising from international family relationships, including divorce, child arrangements and financial matters. Additionally, considerations of international…

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Protecting Your Assets With A Prenuptial Agreement

By Legal Advice

Whilst no one ever enters into a marriage expecting to separate or divorce, recent census information tells us that the average length of marriage in the UK is 11.9 years for opposite sex couples with the average age being 43.9 for women and 46.4 for men. That’s around 42% of marriages/civil partnerships breaking down. Why should I draw up a prenuptial agreement? These stats show us that this is a very good reason to draw…

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The Importance of Mediation in Family Law

By Legal Advice

In this blog we look at the benefits of mediation, the mediation process, its cost-effectiveness, and how it can encourage more positive communication and cooperation during difficult times. Mediation is the process by which families can negotiate, via a neutral third party, on future arrangements for separating couples and their children. The mediator does not instruct parties on what to do but can help them to reach their own agreements more amicably, encouraging positive communication…

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Signs That Someone Is Being Abused

By Legal Advice

Signs of domestic abuse are not always easy to recognise; someone who has experienced, or is experiencing, abuse could show a number of signs that indicate something is very wrong. Domestic abuse is often a hidden crime that is not reported to the police because of fear and/or consequences . Therefore, data held by the police only provides a snap-shot of the true level of domestic abuse experienced. Many cases won’t event enter the criminal…

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Life After Divorce and Adjusting to Single Life

By Divorce, Family Law, Legal Advice

Divorce is a difficult process to go through; it’s emotionally challenging and even the most civilised of break-ups can take a lot of getting used to. Divorce can be one of the most devastating events to happen in a person’s life outside of illness and death; it can feel like death – you’ve lost someone you loved and you are grieving in your own way.  Even if you still see your ex-spouse because you have…

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How long does it take to end a civil partnership?

By Civil Partnership, Family Law

The short answer is 4-6 months as long as there are no complications. Dissolving a civil partnership is not always an easy decision to make; it can be an emotional and stressful time, but it is important to know that apart from ending your partnership, separate financial decisions will also need to be made that can affect how you move on with your life.  If you are in a civil partnership in England or Wales,…

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Ways to challenge a personal guarantee

By Commercial Law, Legal Advice, Private Legal Services

Disclaimer: The information in this article is intended for general information only. It does not constitute legal advice and should not be treated or relied upon as such. It is provided without any representations or warranties, express or implied. Guarantees are a form of suretyship which allow either a company or an individual, regarded as the guarantor, to agree to be liable for the obligations of another, the principal. The principal owes obligations to a…

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