Is a House Owned Before Marriage Classified as Marital Property During a Divorce?

Introduction Getting divorced is never easy, but it isn’t just the emotional part that makes it so difficult. After many years of living together, most married couples acquire a lot of belongings, and questions about property, namely is a house owned before marriage classified as marital property during a divorce? Dividing these assets [...]

Pre-Nuptial Agreements: How are they relevant?

Pre-nuptial agreements At Ansham White Solicitors, we regularly prepare and advise our clients on the benefits and disadvantages of entering into a pre-nuptial agreement and its enforceability in the UK and internationally. A pre-nuptial agreement (or ‘prenup’) in the UK is a legal document drawn up between a couple before their marriage to outline how [...]

The Implementation of “No Fault Divorce”

The government announced on 7th June 2021 that the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020 which was expected to come into force in Autumn 2021 will will be delayed for several months until 6 April 2022.The Act introduces the biggest reform in divorce law for 50 years, enabling couples to issue divorce proceedings immediately without [...]

Does a ‘common law marriage’ exist?

Cohabitation is the fastest growing family type in the UK! Most people today shy away from the legal formalities of marriage and many shudder at the possibilities of having to endure a stressful divorce if things don’t work out.  Despite this many people who are unmarried but live with their partners do not fully understand [...]