When partners separate, it is a very common practice for the party remaining in the property to change the locks. This might be perfectly acceptable if the property is held in the sole name of the remaining party, but it is unlawful to change the locks on a jointly held property without a court order in place to support such an action.
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Following a Supreme Court ruling in June the government has today announced reforms which will allow all couples the option of marriage or a civil partnership.
We would not want to discourage you from another try at the greatest Partnership ever known.
You may be worried about who would look after your children in the event that you died during their minority.
I have recently been involved in a private law children case in which the Judge imposed a s91(14) order for a period of 3 years. So, what is a s(91)14 order and what does this mean?
To obtain a divorce without alleging fault, a couple must wait until they have been separated for 2 years with consent and 5 years without consent. Many people allege fault-based facts of adultery or unreasonable behavior to obtain a divorce without delaying for 2 or 5 years. This can increase the bitterness between parties and makes dealing with other arrangements more difficult.
The Supreme Court gave their decision on the controversial case of Mr and Mrs Owens and have ruled that Mrs Owens must remain married.
In any case involving a family the initial focus is on resolving matters amicably.