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 “No-Fault” Divorce

  Under the current divorce laws, couples wishing to start divorce proceedings with two years of separation have to rely on what are known as ‘fault based’ facts, i.e. adultery or unreasonable behaviour.  This can cause unnecessary animosity and upset for couples that have simply grown apart and no longer love each other.   A […]

The Prospect of “No-Fault Divorce”

The Prospect of “No-Fault Divorce”   We at Hill & Company recognise that lots of separating couples can be amicable with each other but when it comes to one of them commencing the divorce process, unnecessary animosity can be caused by them having to base the divorce petition upon the fault of the other (unless […]

Avoiding the Pitfalls of Online Divorce

Avoiding the Pitfalls of Online Divorce Whilst issuing divorce proceedings online may appear to be considered a cheaper option, by not seeking advice from a solicitor you may unknowingly be putting your long term financial position at risk. Many people do not appreciate that whilst the online process legally ends a marriage it does not […]

What Happens if My House Sale Falls Through?

According to research, a quarter of house sales fell through in 2019, showing just how common this problem is for sellers. The top reason that sales fell through was due to the buyer changing their mind, which can be down to a number of factors such as their own house sale falling through. Other reasons […]

What is Supervised Contact?

Going through the process of a divorce or separation is often a difficult time, especially if children are affected. Making arrangements for a child to spend time with their non-resident parent can be challenging and, in some cases, a supervised contact order may be issued by the family courts. The purpose of supervised contact is […]

A Guide for First-time Buyers

Buying your first home can be exciting but also daunting, especially if you are unsure of the processes or what you need to arrange. In this blog, we are going to cover the crucial factors that first-time buyers need to consider when looking to buy their first home. Following this advice will help make the […]

5 Benefits of Using a Solicitor

When you are going through a legal process, whether that is buying a house, writing a will or even working through a divorce, legal advice will help you to understand the process better and do everything by the law. Seeking legal advice can also help you to resolve complicated scenarios, finding the best solutions for […]

How much does moving house really cost?

Buying a house for the first time has a number of different costs but if you are moving house, i.e. selling one property and buying another one, there are even more factors to consider. Research shared by Barclays shows that the average cost of moving. If you are looking to move to a bigger property […]

The Difference Between Marriage and Civil Partnerships

Civil partnerships were originally introduced in 2004 as a way for same-sex couples to join in a union like marriage. Originally only same-sex couples were able to enter into a civil partnership and heterosexual couples could get married. This changed in 2014 when the legislation came into force which allowed same-sex couples to get married […]

What to Consider When Selling Your House

When it comes to selling your house, the process can be daunting and lengthy, particularly if you are also looking at buying a new property at the same time. There are many things you need to do and consider before and during the sale of your property. At Hill and Company, we have aided many […]

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