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Friday 10th October, 2020

Tempted by an online divorce?

Recently, the BBC have reported on an upwards trend of people looking to get divorced online. Government statistics also show that around 40% of divorces are now being settled online.

CP Law Associates have seen a rise in divorces following COVID – 19's national lockdown, but how legitimate is an online divorce and what are the pitfalls compared to a paper divorce?


Friday 4th September, 2020

What are your rights as a tenant during the COVID 19 pandemic?

The Coronavirus outbreak has left a lot of people concerned not only about their working arrangements, but also about the security of their living arrangements and the rights that they have when renting a property.

At CP Law Associates we have compiled a list of frequently asked questions from our clients and provided detailed answers below.


Thursday 3rd September, 2020

CP Law Associates Southampton - Tenants Deposit Recovery Claims

The Tenants Voice survey reveals 70% of deposits are returned in full, 17% are returned in part but 13% are not returned at all.

Are you one of the 13% of tenants that is yet to receive your tenancy deposit? Have you found out that your deposit is unprotected as it has not been placed into a deposit protection scheme?


Thursday 16th July, 2020

Thinking of selling part of your land?

Do you own a piece of land and are you in a position to sell part of it? When it comes to selling land there can be a premium on it, especially when the location of the land is right. Selling on your land can be a very attractive proposition, but that I only if you have seriously considered everything first.


Thursday 2nd July, 2020

Coronavirus job retention scheme: furlough fraud

In March 2020, the Government released information on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, a Scheme to support businesses who would most likely have to make their employees redundant if it wasn't for this scheme.


Wednesday 24th June, 2020

I'm a business owner and can't afford to pay my rent for the business premises, what can my landlord do?

Coronavirus (COVID 19) has had a massive impact on nearly all types of business across the UK. It has brought on a whole new set of challenges for businesses across the Globe. Here in the UK it specifically effected many businesses because they were told to close to the Government guidance.


Thursday 11th June, 2020

Do you have a property protection plan in place?

If you have been fortunate to find happiness through marriage the second time round, you and your new partner may be keen to protect any of your assets after you have passed away, to ensure that any children from any previous relationships an benefit from your respective wealth.


Wednesday 3rd June, 2020

Can I request for my financial court order to be changed, due to COVID 19?

As the lockdown eases and the UK begins to slowly approach a 'new normal' there have been questions asked on whether the impact of coronavirus gives the right for a person to request for the family court to change a financial court order. In today's blog we will look at the rights that you have if you were looking to change your financial order from the court, due to COVID 19.


Tuesday 5th May, 2020

Debt Recovery and Possessions: How CP Law Associates can help you

If you are an individual, a small business or a large business, we know how important payment or recovery of your possessions can be, we also understand that it can be terribly time consuming.


Wednesday 29th April, 2020

Landlords: Have you got insurance?

The property buy to let market continues to thrive as being a landlord is an investment that can often offer good returns. However, it can also get quite expensive when things start to go wrong. It can then begin to start eating into healthy profits and essentially start to leave you out of pocket. So it is important to ask yourself – do you have the right insurance? Having the right insurance can ensure that when things to start to go wrong, you are able to still have a healthy return.


Tuesday 28th April, 2020

What are the requirements for writing a Will?

It has been reported that in the last two months there has been a surge in demand for will writing. Making a will is one of the most important ways that you can plan for the future to ensure that your final wishes are respected. In England and Wales you are able to have complete freedom to leave money and property to whomever you may choose. But in order to for your wishes to be followed your will must adhere to some strict legal requirements.


Monday 6th April, 2020

COVID – 19 New Insolvency laws during the virus

Saturday the 28th March was met with even more announcements for businesses in relation to the COVID – 19 crisis. Business Secretary Alok Sharma announced changes to the insolvency regime to continue to answer to the Governments overriding objective in helping the UK companies that need to undergo a financial rescue or restructuring process, to keep trading. The announcement by Alok Sharma gives these firms extra time and space to weather the storm and be ready when the crisis ends whilst ensuring at the same time, creditors get the best return possible in the circumstances.


Tuesday 31st March, 2020

Employment Law Update in Relation to Coronavirus

The following is knowledge known to the public, which at time of writing is up to date. However, the Coronavirus crisis is a rapidly ever changing situation, therefore employment law and many other regulations are being updated regularly.


Monday 30th March, 2020

5 Financial Aspects to Consider Before Separation

If you and your partner are considering separating, it is essential to ensure that your finances are one of the top priorities within your separation process.


Tuesday 17th July, 2018

Dealing with the Emotional Crisis of Divorce

As a Clinical Hypnotherapist & Psychotherapist I have seen many people going through the emotional rollercoaster of divorce. Clients often go through phases of feeling anger, guilt, a sense of failure and even grief. Beyond is the hope of eventually moving on to feelings of relief, freedom and happiness but for too many people these emotional states stay as just hopes, not reality.


Friday 6th April, 2018

Health Charge for Temporary Migrants to Double

The government plans to double the immigration health surcharge paid by temporary migrants to the UK.


Wednesday 3rd April, 2018

MOJ Family Form Amendments

The Ministry of Justice has announced that Form FM1, Form A, Form A1, Form B and Form C100 will be amended with effect from 8 January 2018.