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Separation Agreements Solihull

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Separation Agreements

If your relationship is breaking down you may feel like you are being swept up in a tidal wave of emotion. At such times it is difficult to make any hard and fast decisions about the future and it may be worthwhile to consider, as an alternative to the more complex divorce procedure, the drafting of a Separation Agreement or Deed of Separation.

This will provide you with an option to work towards a final outcome whilst providing the formality of arrangements which you require to give you some certainty that your financial/property arrangements are in order and that provisions are made with regard to the children.

The Separation Agreement is legally binding and protects the parties from any later proposed changes of mind. In many cases a Separation Agreement is a cheaper option than proceeding with a divorce through the courts.

Ellis Hass & Co Solicitors are always aware of the financial aspects of divorce and separation and we will endeavour to agree a fixed fee for Separation Agreements, although all initial enquiries with us are completely free of charge.

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All initial enquiries are completely free of charge. Please either call us on 0121 746 3002 or complete a Free Online Enquiry to see how we can help you.

Ellis Hass & Co Solicitors
Avon House
435 Stratford Road
Shirley, Solihull
B90 4AA

Free parking.

Civil Partnership Dissolution

The Civil Partnership Act came into force on 5th December 2005 and allows same sex couples to enter into a civil partnership, a legal relationship similar to marriage.

Civil partnership is significant in that the parties are thereafter looked on as legally each other’s next of kin for inheritance purposes, providing partners with the same level of legal rights and obligations in relation to finances as married couples.

In addition, the Civil Partnership Act also provides each partner with parental responsibility of a child or children of civil partners and allows a partner the same status as a spouse in Adoption proceedings.

We can offer advice concerning;

  • Pre-partnership agreements
  • Civil partnership dissolution
  • Parental responsibility orders
  • Financial orders
  • Issues surrounding children of the family

Since the introduction of same sex marriage, in the case of same sex couples who get married rather than entering into a civil partnership, the divorce regime will apply rather than dissolution.

Free Enquiry

All initial enquiries are completely free of charge. Please either call us on 0121 746 3002 or complete a Free Online Enquiry to see how we can help you.

Ellis Hass & Co Solicitors
Avon House
435 Stratford Road
Shirley, Solihull
B90 4AA

Free parking.

Cohabitation Disputes

Often, when a relationship develops it is common for those involved to ‘move to the next level’ by deciding to live together, without thinking about the legal ramifications of doing so (which might well be the last thing on their mind!) No-one entering into such an important stage of the relationship would for a moment wish to entertain the thought that the relationship might fail, and any ‘negativity’ might be thought of as putting a damper on the whole relationship.

However, unfortunately when co-habitation disputes occur there is no Matrimonial or Civil Partnership law to guide the parties and as the whole situation (who owns what) is governed by the Common Law the settlement of such disputes can be very costly indeed.

As an alternative to ‘trusting to luck’ it is becoming ever more popular to benefit from professional advice prior to cohabitation which is essential to protect the rights to assets/property/shares where equal financial contributions are being made.  After receiving advice it might be considered helpful for peace of mind to enter into a ‘Cohabitation Agreement’ to determine ownership of property and assets and setting out the financial obligations of the cohabitees. The situation is of course all the more important where the cohabitees have children from previous relationships and certainty is required.

Whilst the concept of a Cohabitation Agreement might seem far from romantic, there are many situations where such certainty will provide the comfort required to allow the relationship to flourish.

Furthermore, if your relationship has recently ended and you need to establish your legal entitlement to property and assets outside of marriage, we will be happy to advise you.

We may be able to act on a fixed fee for preparing the Cohabitation Agreement.

Free Enquiry

All initial enquiries are completely free of charge. Please either call us on 0121 746 3002 or complete a Free Online Enquiry to see how we can help you.

Ellis Hass & Co Solicitors
Avon House
435 Stratford Road
Shirley, Solihull
B90 4AA

Free parking.

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