A Cohabitation Agreement is intended to make sure that when two people decide to live together, that the issues of property are discussed and agreed upon before entering into the cohabitation. The decisions about what is to happen to the property if the relationship breaks down are much easier to resolve if they have been thought about and agreed beforehand.
A suffering mother needed to obtain legal protection for her daughter. The father had been convicted of the abuse of his daughter.
With a thoroughly prepared case, Sarah Khanna successfully persuaded the Court to remove the father’s parental responsibility.
This meant that he was also prevented from tracing her through the school system in the future.
Sarah also obtained a complete block on press and even the court listing was blanked out so that the child could not be identified.
The legal protection obtained by Sarah in this case has brought lasting peace of mind to the mother.
In one of our recent cases, our client was a pensioner who had separated from her husband many years ago. She was not aware that she was able to make a claim for a financial settlement as a result of the marriage breaking down until she came to see us, because she thought that she had left it too late. We represented her and she obtained an order by agreement which has provided for her for the rest of her life.
Our client, a Colne Valley mum wished to emigrate to Australia with her new partner and the children of her ex husband. Her ex initially objected strongly threatening Court action.
A potentially bitter, damaging and costly court battle was avoided once we were able to establish sensible communication with the ex husbands solicitors and arrange a round table meeting for discussions.
An amicable resolution was reached when Dad was able to take on board his children's wishes with arrangements for as much contact as possible with Dad both face to face, telephone and skype.
Insolvency and Divorce
A Huddersfield man was faced with losing his home when separating from his partner who had been declared bankrupt. In order to settle debts the sale of a house, even when held in joint names can be forced. Not a pleasant prospect.
We were able to embark on sensible negotiations with both his partner and the bankruptcy trustee. As a result our delighted client retained his home reaching sensible settlement terms promptly. These were recorded in a Separation Agreement without court proceedings being necessary.