Excerpt from full article by the Law Gazette on 27 August 2019, where it was stated from research that “’Generation Z’ – those born from 1996 onwards – are likely to take a pragmatic approach to marriage and protect their assets before tying the knot, a YouGov survey on prenuptial agreements suggests.”
The article published stats saying “Of the 136 respondents aged between 18 and 24, 42% of women and 36% of men said they would likely sign a prenup.
The top priorities for the latest generation differ slightly: 50% of men thought the agreement should cover cars and motorbikes, …
We have a new Solicitor joining the Family department here at Tinsdills, please welcome Helen Jackson! Helen joins us from Woolliscroft’s, having qualified in 1989, specialising in Family Law. Helen has 30 years of experience in supporting clients through divorce proceedings, resolving financial issues, working with cohabiting couples, dissolution of civil partnerships, single-sex relationships, and children’s issues.
Helen was one of the first solicitors in Staffordshire to train as a Collaborative Family Lawyer, she has been a member of Resolution for many years with her practicing style reflecting its values. Practising as a family meditator, Helen can provide effective representation
Having a well-drafted shareholders’ agreement in place not only documents the understanding between shareholders in relation to particular matters, which can provide certainty, but can also provide shareholders with better protection in the unfortunate event of relationships deteriorating.
So what is a shareholders’ agreement?
shareholders’ agreement is a contract between the shareholders of a company, and more often than
not, the company itself, which sets out agreed matters between them such as how
shares can be transferred, how dividends are payable, non-compete restrictions
and exit plans, amongst other things. It gives the shareholders personal rights
and imposes personal obligations …
We all hope to live out our days in relatively good health and independence. However, we also know that this isn’t guaranteed. If you become incapable of managing your own affairs due to ill health, you need to ensure that you have appointed somebody trustworthy to manage your affairs on your behalf.
It is always preferable that you decide who makes decisions for you in the event that you become incapable to make those decisions yourself later down the line. This is known as creating Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA).
Employment law is probably the fastest changing area of law and it is hard to keep abreast of the constant updates and changes. We have listed below some of the upcoming key changes to provide a snapshot of some recent employment law updates.
All employers with staff in a pension scheme for automatic enrolment need to take action to ensure at least the minimum contributions are being paid into the pension scheme. The minimum contributions for auto-enrolment pension schemes will increase from 6 April 2019 for both the employer and employee. Employers will have to …
A settlement agreement is a contract between an employer and employee (or former employee) that is used to record terms of agreement between the parties following the termination of employment. The main purpose of settlement agreements is that in signing them, the employee waives their rights to bring a claim against the employer in a Court or tribunal, and they usually involve an agreed payment from the employer to the employee.
To be valid, the agreement must be in writing, must relate to particular potential complaints or proceedings, and must state that the relevant statutory conditions regulating settlement agreements have …
Sometimes in a marriage, one party possesses more than the other in terms of wealth or assets. Should these assets be acquired prior to the marriage, then one party may wish to take precautions to protect these assets should the marriage fail. This is possible with a Pre-Nuptial Agreement, which is a formal contract between a couple that sets out for division of their assets in the event of a divorce/separation.
The document is signed before the couple marry and is usually a document entered into by couples who have a particularly uneven distribution of wealth. As pre-nups are becoming …
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