Separation is never easy, but if you and your former partner own property together, the situation can be even more complicated. If you have been living with a partner, but you are not married, the legal term is ‘cohabitation’. When cohabitees separate, they are not afforded the same protections in law as married couples who
Here to help when you need us
The Farnfields Family team is still very much available to you through these unprecedented times. We are aware that problems within a relationship, or problems about contact between separated parents with children and disputes about maintenance and finances are on the rise due to the requirement to stay at home and the economic impact of the COVID-19 virus.
You might be experiencing difficulties with your partner such as domestic violence or another form of abuse. Our team can advise you of your rights and what you may be able to do to make the behaviour stop, or how to leave the home if the behaviour is so bad.
Contact arrangements with children and moving them between the two parents’ households is allowable under current guidance. A parent may stop this contact with the other if they have a cause to do so in the current circumstances. That could be that one parent lives with someone who is vulnerable or is “shielding” and the risk of transfer of the disease between the households is too high.
The economic impact of the virus might mean that a former partner is refusing, or is unable to pay already agreed, or court ordered payments. Our team can advise you on the courses of action open to you in these circumstances.
The Family team are offering free half hour, no obligation consultations via Skype, Zoom or other preferred technology to discuss any problem that might have arisen, at a time that would suit you. You will be contacted by one of our highly experienced solicitors so you can rest assured that your problem will be shared with someone who is an expert in their field.
If you do decide to instruct us after your free consultation, then you can be confident that you will receive the best service possible. The legal system is still working through cases and they are being heard in courts. You can turn to Farnfields to help you in these trying times. Call us now to arrange your consultation at a time to suit you on (01747) 825432 or make contact via our website www.farnfields.com