Should we get divorced or just separate? - How a long separation could affect your future divorce agreement

Making the decision to get divorced can be difficult. Many married couples separate for long periods of time before divorcing or do so indefinitely; especially where they feel comfortable or feel that entering into divorce proceedings will be financially complex. Many couples live apart quite happily, with neither party in a hurry to begin divorce proceedings. Such separations can go on for years with no end to the marriage in sight. If you are involved in a long-term separation, there are some issues you should be aware of. Today at Unlock the Law, we look at the legal and financial implications of long-term separation before divorce.

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Making a Murderer - Wrongful Conviction in Scotland

Over the festive season, Netflix subscribers have gone wild for the original documentary series, “Making a Murderer”. The series details the story of Steven Avery, a 53-year-old man from Manitowoc County, Wisconsin. Avery was convicted of sexual assault in 1985 when he was 22 years old, and subsequently spent 18 years in prison.

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Gym Membership Cancellations - When Can I Cancel my Membership Without Penalty?

Ah, January, the month of best intentions. If you have overindulged during the festive period and are looking to get back on track with health and fitness, you may have considered taking out a new gym membership.

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My employer wants me to work on Christmas day, do I have to?

There is no automatic right to Christmas day off under the law. However, there may be some exceptions, for example, The Christmas Trading Act 2004 prohibits most large stores from opening on Christmas Day.

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The Christmas Music in my workplace is driving me insane. Make it stop!

Let us tell you a Christmas story. Not so very long ago, (2003) in a land not far away (Austria), some shop workers at Christmas time demanded compensation for ‘psychological terror’ after being subjected to hours of piped Christmas music. 

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