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22nd January 2018

Cohabitation Awareness Week – Are Your finances At Risk Part 2

Following on from last week’s blog regarding National Cohabitation Awareness Week Dodds solicitors have been very pleased to have been able to raise awareness of some of the difficult situations faced by cohabiting couples. Dodds Solicitors have been able to provide leaflets prepared by Resolution to local estate agents and mortgage brokers to help highlight continue reading…

18th January 2018

Cohabitation Awareness Week -Are your finances at risk?

Thousands of couples in the Leicester and Leicestershire area could be at significant risk financially if their relationship breaks down. However it is possible for cohabitating couples to take action to protect their position. Dodds Solicitors are backing a campaign to raise awareness about cohabitating couples which is being led by Resolution. Resolution is an continue reading…

10th August 2017

Living with extended Family

A growing number of families have more than 2 generations living in the same property especially as it becomes more difficult to obtain mortgages and to get a foot on the property ladder. National Grandparents Day will take place this year on Sunday 12th September. Many grandparents are very involved with their grandchildren providing many continue reading…

13th July 2016

Getting Married Abroad: What To Be Aware Of

An increasing number of couples are slashing their wedding costs by marrying abroad in most cases this can take a lot of stress out of the big day however it is always as well to check all the formalities required in the country where you are intending to tie the knot. Some countries have different continue reading…

11th July 2016

When is a marriage not a marriage?

This may seem like an unusual question however some couples who choose to have a religious ceremony at their place of worship may in fact not be legally married if there is either no Registrar from the Registry Office present or the place of worship is not a registered place of worship. If the marriage continue reading…

29th April 2016

Local Legal Team Supports Local Team

Despite the wind, snow and frost turning us blue, we will, as local Solicitors and Supporters of Leicester City, our local team, be putting a bit of blue in everything we do on Blue Friday although a suggestion of dressing as Smurfs may be going too far. No reds under the beds here!  We’re hoping continue reading…

26th January 2016

Pre-Nuptial Agreements: The Bank Of Mum and Dad

A national newspaper recently reported that an increasing number of couples are entering into Pre-Nuptial or Living Together Agreements to protect their assets if they should separate and it appears that often they are being strongly encouraged to do so by their parents. As it is becoming increasingly difficult to get on the property ladder continue reading…

30th September 2015

Living-Together

It is becoming increasingly more usual for couples to live together rather than get married however the English legal system does not really have a framework that suits couples who choose to cohabit rather than marry. Many people would be shocked to learn that if a couple live together in a property owned by only continue reading…