Bankruptcy annulment: What you need to know

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If in the past you have been made bankrupt and you are now ready to return to the financial status you held before your declaration, you can make a bankruptcy annulment application which, if successful, will completely undo the bankruptcy. We understand how the mere status of bankruptcy can affect…

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How to support your claims when settling cohabitation disputes

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When can property contract disputes arise?

How to support your claims when settling cohabitation disputes When a cohabitation relationship breaks down, disputes can arise and ownership of property or assets becomes a problem. However, proving your interest in a property isn’t always difficult but certainly can be. Contrary to popular belief, cohabiting couples are not entitled…

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How are cohabitation disputes resolved?

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How are cohabitation disputes solved

How are cohabitation disputes resolved? Here at Abacus, we pride ourselves on our cohabitation dispute knowledge and experience. We have worked with a number of clients to resolve both long term and short term disputes, with fantastic results. However, things are not always as straightforward as they seem. Cohabitation disputes…

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What happens if a partner in an unmarried couple dies?

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What happens if a partner in an unmarried couple dies?

Despite the rise of cohabiting couples in the UK, there is still confusion surrounding an unmarried partner’s rights after their other half has died.   Many cohabiting couples still believe that their rights are protected by ‘common law’, however, in the UK, this does not exist. This means that when…

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How to claim and divide assets when cohabiting couples separate

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How to claim and divide assets when cohabiting couples separate

Cohabiting or common-law couples are the fastest growing type of family in the UK. However, if you haven’t set up a cohabitation agreement, you could be in store for a nasty shock, with little or no entitlement to anything should the relationship sadly break down. Read our guide to find…

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Your cohabitation rights when your partner moves into your property

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Your cohabitation rights when your partner moves into your property

Inviting your partner to move into your property can be an exciting prospect, but you should take time to consider all the risks associated from a legal point of view.   In our previous two posts of this three-part series on cohabitation rights to property, we looked into your rights…

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Everything you need to know about contract disputes with builders

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Contract disputes with builders

Having building work carried out on your home or business property can be a concerning time, even if all goes well. However, if you’ve experienced delays, poor workmanship or unexpected bills, this can make your experience all the more unpleasant and may not give you the results you were looking…

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A guide to alternative dispute resolution

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A guide to alternative dispute resolution

Disputes of all natures often come with a lot of stress, time and effort, which is why it’s best to resolve them as soon as possible. However, taking someone to court can prolong the dispute and so it’s often better to consider alternative dispute resolution (ADR) as early as possible.…

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When should your dispute go to court?

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When should your dispute go to court?

Legal disputes can take many forms, but one factor they have in common is that they are usually complicated processes which can take a long time to resolve. Whether you’re locked in a dispute over contracts, property, easements or anything else, it can be tempting to immediately want to take…

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