Despite a general reduction in maintenance awards in recent years, the law of England & Wales remains favourable to ‘stay-at-home mums’. When it comes to the division of matrimonial assets, the contributions of the financially weaker spouse are still seen as equal to those of the main breadwinner.Read more..
Recent statistics have been published confirming that cohabiting couple families have been the fastest growing family type over the last 20 years. There are now 3.3 million cohabiting families in the UK – states the Office of National Statistics – twice as many as there were 20 years ago. More and more couples are choosing to interlink their finances and bring up children together without marrying.Read more..
Many people are choosing to remarry later in life. And why shouldn’t they, when we are living longer and with a better quality of life in our later years?
It is however important to stop and think about the financial consequences of walking down the aisle once again, especially when there are children from a previous marriage whose inheritance you want to protect.Read more..