Article Category: Insight & Opinion

Your Online Legacy

Facebook, eBay, Bebo, Paypal & MySpace, to name just some of the online accounts that millions of Britains have joined in the online revolution. As a nation we are becoming more and more dependent on online accounts, we shop, chat, gamble and date online but what happens to these accounts when someone dies? The way… Read more »

Grandparents to get green light for contact applications?

Ed Balls, the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families recently announced government plans to change the law allowing grandparents the right to apply through the Courts for contact to their grandchildren. At the moment, grandparents must first obtain the permission of the Court to bring the application by showing that they have an… Read more »

Separating Partner Maintenance: Perfect Storm Gathers

The Government should consider an urgent change in maintenance legislation to prevent a collapse of the financial support system for separating unmarried couples. Family lawyers at law firm SAS Daniels LLP says marriage rates are plummeting as more people choose to simply cohabit – which means that the rights of co-habitees in the UK are… Read more »

Inheritance and Intestacy Laws May Spark Church Versus Cohabitants Clashes

A leading family lawyer is predicting a bitter battle between church leaders and groups representing lone unmarried parents and single women if new intestacy and family provision laws are pushed through. Consultation is underway on whether unmarried cohabitants should be due a share of the estate of their partner upon death, but it could put… Read more »

The DIY-Divorce Trap Of Cost-conscious Marriage Splits

The trend towards money-saving DIY divorces is skewing the balance of financial settlements arising from marital splits. SAS Daniels divorce lawyers,  says that they feel like their team are rushing round trying to keep plates spinning as they mount more and more last-minute rescues of botched do-it-yourself divorces. “September is the second busiest month for… Read more »

Cheshire’s Top Five Delayers

Disputes over houses, kids, cars, debts and pensions are the top five divorce-delayers in Cheshire. “With houses it can be one party wanting to delay the sale to get the best price in a slowly improving market; with kids it can even be trying to unload them rather than gain custody, while, perhaps irrationally, cars… Read more »

Two-Speed Divorce Trend Driven By Property Pitfall

Divorcing couples living in rented accommodation are separating faster because they don’t have to wait for the housing market to gather pace. Leading divorce solicitors at SAS Daniels LLP,  are beginning to see a two-speed divorce trend. “The bottom line, as it almost always is these days, is the bottom line: some couples have agreed… Read more »