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How to legally change your name

How to legally change your name

Can I change my name? Did you know that there’s no legal process required if you want to start using a different name? However, if you want to use your new name on official documents such as your passport or driving license, you will need to provide evidence to prove...

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Common reasons for divorce

Common reasons for divorce

Reasons for divorce: every divorce is different When it comes to the reasons for divorce, our divorce and finance team will be the first to tell you that no divorce or separation is the same. Every person has their own unique story and whilst well-meaning friends and...

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Fair division of assets in divorce

Fair division of assets in divorce

Dividing assets in a divorce When you’re going through a divorce, you might well have an idea in mind of how you’d like to see any assets split. Very often, we find that clients assume that a fair division of assets in divorce means an equal split, with each party...

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Meet the Team: Anita Laws

Meet the Team: Anita Laws

Chartered Legal Executive and Senior Associate Anita Laws leads on divorce and financial matters in the family team at Cartridges Law. Anita began her ILEX studies as a mature student and then joined Cartridges Law in 2003. She started as secretary to a partner in the...

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Is it really possible to have a ‘good’ divorce?

Is it really possible to have a ‘good’ divorce?

Here at Cartridges Law in Exeter, we are specialists in family law, which means our expert team puts family first in our legal work. And with Good Divorce Week taking place this week, there has never been a better time to talk about the realities of achieving a...

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Your FAQs Answered: Property Ownership Disputes

Your FAQs Answered: Property Ownership Disputes

We answer some of the most common questions about property ownership and jointly owned property disputes. My partner and I bought our home jointly. We were never married but have now separated. How much of the property do I own? The beneficial interest in the property...

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DIY divorce: risks to consider

DIY divorce: risks to consider

DIY divorce: do you need a lawyer? Here at Cartridges Law we hear more and more of people writing wills and applying for probate by themselves, and even taking a DIY approach to divorce or separation, without hiring a specialist lawyer. And in theory, that’s fine;...

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No-fault divorce law approved

No-fault divorce law approved

New rules allowing ‘no-fault’ divorce are expected to come into force in 2021, replacing the five current grounds for divorce. The Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020 was passed earlier this year but it is not yet known exactly when the new rules will take...

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Living together after separation

Living together after separation

Living together after a separation can be challenging, especially now that the coronavirus pandemic is causing us to be at home more. Some chose to remain living in separate households at the same address in order to maintain a family environment for children, others...

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