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Ultimate Legal Guide For Unmarried Couples

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What is a cohabitant?

Cohabitants are couples who live together as if they were married or civil partners. Some rules that affect cohabiting couples have extra conditions that must be met, this will be explained in this blog.

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The impact of the ongoing Brexit uncertainty on the UK housing market.

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Every day, the headlines continue to be dominated by the latest updates concerning the government’s ongoing efforts to handle the Brexit situation. March 29th 2019 is now only weeks away, and so with seemingly no true indication as to what the permutations of Brexit will be, the country (and indeed the world) continues to operate with this lingering uncertainty. This article will therefore consider the impact the uncertainty surrounding Brexit has had and will continue to have on the housing market for Scotland and the rest of the UK. 

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The Benefits Of Meditation & Arbitration In Divorce

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The prospect of divorce proceedings looming over estranged couple’s heads can often be a daunting notion for all involved. Through the traditional court room process, the pursuit of an end-agreement can see long periods of time consumed and high levels of legal fees incurred. Additionally, the adversarial nature of this procedure regularly results in parties’ relationships suffering further aggravation thus contributing to increased levels of animosity. However, the resultant effects of this are most likely suffered by children and relatives rather than the parties themselves. Coupled with dealing with these added stresses, parties often find themselves having to negotiate the hurdles the inherent in the bureaucratic judicial system.

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Do you Have a Personal Injury Claim? A No Win – No Fee Checklist

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The consequences of suffering a personal injury or accident can be so much more than physical. The impact on your income and finances can be substantial and extremely stressful. It is therefore understandable that many people wish to pursue a legal claim with the hope of being rewarded a significant financial sum, referred to as damages, in recognition of their suffering.  The law in Scotland no longer provides legal aid for such claims and unfortunately the legal process can be particularly expensive. There is however another option available known as No Win – No Fee.

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Guide To Renting In Scotland

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In Scotland there are many different ways you can rent a property. It doesn’t matter whether it is from a private landlord, sharing with your landlord, or council/housing association you will have rights. If you rent you will have a tenancy. There are several different types of tenancy and the rights you have will depend on what type of tenancy you have. Your rights will begin as soon as you sign the tenancy agreement and will protect you even if the tenancy comes to an end.

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