At QualitySolicitors Brennans, we provide the people of Wallsend, Whitley Bay and beyond with advice, help and support in all aspects of family law. Whatever your situation, relationships can sometimes break down and that’s when turning to a family solicitor can really help you to resolve difficulties quickly. Whether your query is related to a relationship, children or financial arrangements, our Free Advice Clinic is open Mon-Fri 9am-2:30pm to help.
A Clean Break/Consent Order is a type of Court Order that can be granted after a divorce severing the financial ties between you and your ex-spouse, meaning you no longer have to provide financial support for him/her. It also means that neither of you can claim money from the other in the future. The Order allows you both to officially end the financial commitments between you.
The majority of people think that once the Decree Absolute has been granted, the divorce and the matrimonial finances have been sorted. It is not as simple as that.
The Decree Absolute means that you will no longer be married and you will both be free to marry other people however you still have a financial obligation to each other. This would entitle either of you to claim further financial provision from the other at any point in the future; even if you have been divorced for years.
Buying a house with your partner is a huge step not to mention probably the biggest financial commitment you will ever have.
When you are happy in your relationship and thinking of buying a house together the last thing on your mind will be, what happens if we break up?! It really should be one of the most important questions you ask yourself and discuss with your partner. You should consider;
• How much each person is putting into the deposit? • Any gifted deposits from family? • Any family loans where for example your parents loan you the money and expect that one day you will repay it?
In this decade more people are buying houses together who aren’t married than ever before, if the relationship does end that you will wish you discussed these questions.
There is a common misconception that the court favours the mother, when deciding who a child should live with, the Court will consider what is best for your child, not the parents. They do not automatically favour one parent over the other.
Family law in England & Wales has evolved to recognise that a father can be the primary caregiver, just as women can now be the breadwinners. There is no gender bias. The courts consider what is in the best interests of the child.