Making the decision to become adoptive parents is not always an easy one and the path to achieving a satisfactory outcome is fraught with difficulties and complications. There is also a range of adoption types, and each one of them is complex with its own legal implications. International adoption can be even more complicated as the laws of each country differ greatly.
Over the last decade or so it has become increasingly common for couples to live together without getting married, but such an arrangement provides neither partner with any legal rights should they separate. So a cohabitation agreement is vital in order to provide adequate legal protection.
A County Court Judgment, which is often abbreviated as a CCJ, is a court order that can be registered against someone who fails to repay money that they owe. The CCJ states the amount of money owed and how and by when it should be paid.
Mortgage fraud is a criminal act that involves obtaining a mortgage by making false claims on your application and it is becoming increasingly common. Even if you tell a 'little white lie' when applying for your mortgage, you are still committing mortgage fraud.
A prenuptial agreement is sometimes entered into by couples who intend to get married. They have been quite common in several countries, particularly in the US, and are normally used to set out the financial matters that would be put in place following a divorce.
This week sees the start of The Big Bake for Barnardo's, a charity bake off involving QualitySolicitors and some of our firms to see who will be crowned QualitySolicitors Star Baker and importantly raise money for Barnardo's. To kick things off, QualitySolicitors Head Office held their own Big Bake.
The final breaking up of a relationship is seldom a painless experience, however, often it is the best solution if the relationship has broken down irretrievably. There are two ways of ending a relationship legally. These are divorce and dissolution. Below we look at a few differences as well as answer some frequently asked questions about legally breaking a relationship.
Over recent times there have been several high profile cases involving alleged and proven defamation of character. The growth of social media has had a substantial influence on defamation too; nowadays most of us are authors of one kind or another whether it is on Twitter, Facebook, blogs or simply comments that we post on websites. We all must take care that we do not to fall into the minefield of defaming others.