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Living together but not married? Should you consider a Cohabitation Agreement?

25th July 2018

“Couples who live together but aren’t married should seriously consider making a Cohabitation Agreement,” says Helen Shaw, an experienced family law solicitor at Tallents Solicitors in Mansfield.

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‘Meal ticket for life’ divorce ruling signifies a change in how courts regard maintenance payments

14th May 2018

A recent high-profile divorce ruling scrapped future maintenance payments by an ex-husband to his ex-wife.

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Low-conflict divorces – keeping it civil

16th March 2018
Figures released last year by the Office for National Statistics have shown that while divorces of opposite-sex couples increased 5.8% in 2016 compared with 2015, actual divorce rates in 2016 were over 20% lower than the peak in divorce rates in 2003 and 2004. “Divorce is stressful enough when it’s just the two of you involved,” says Helen Shaw, an… Read more

Hundreds of unmarried couples at risk of losing everything if the relationship breaks down

24th November 2017
A local family lawyers are calling on unmarried couples to take action to protect themselves, as they could be vulnerable if the relationship breaks down. Tallents Solicitors in Newark, Southwell & Mansfield made the calls as part of a national Cohabitation Awareness Week that was led by Resolution, who campaign for a fairer family justice system. Cohabitation Awareness Week from… Read more

Mythbusting grounds for divorce

20th September 2017
From September 2017, court forms will be simpler to complete for those wishing to apply for a divorce without using a solicitor. But the changes only apply to the language being used, not the grounds for divorce or the divorce law itself. Family lawyer, Helen Shaw from Tallents Solicitors in Mansfield, looks at the law governing divorce in more detail.… Read more