Articles by ‘Clizia Motterle’

post  |  07:04:20

As social distancing and self-isolation rapidly become the new normal, we are very mindful that not everybody is able to retreat to the safety of their home. Adjusting to confinement is proving challenging for all of us but lockdown can have dramatic consequences for individuals in abusive relationships, who suddenly find themselves confined with their abuser, often without respite.

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post  |  10:11:16

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.

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post  |  27:04:16

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.

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post  |  15:03:16

There’s a lot to be said about agreeing a financial settlement on divorce, as well as avoiding lengthy and expensive Court proceedings. Just look at the recent case of Mr David Mann. A former millionaire who made his fortune in the mining industry, Mann was left homeless and with £5 in his bank account after a 17-year legal battle with his former wife.

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post  |  18:01:16

January is typically the coldest month of the year, and it seems many couples’ frosty relationships come to a head this month as we see a peak in divorce enquiries.

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