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We have a divorce agreement that was completed in 2013. One

Hello we have a divorce agreement that was completed in 2013.One of the clauses says...'it is their intention that Laura will be privately educated throughout her secondary education for so long as that can be afforded and on the assumption that the parties' means remain similar to the position now, the school fees would be funded by the respondent.'I am the respondent, however I don't think secondary school is in the best interests of my daughter and would prefer that she attends the state secondary school. Laura will be due to leaver her private school that I am currently paying 100% for 4 years at the age of 13. However I am interested to know how binding the word 'intent' is in a legal agreement given the agreement was made in 2013 and secondary school would start in 2022?Many thanks for your help

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I am struggling to arrange contact with my sons absent

I am struggling to arrange contact with my sons absent father. He hasn't seen him in over 3 years and my son is now 4 and a halfAssistant: What steps have you taken? Have you filed any papers in family court?Customer: Nothing as of yet. He denied parentage so a dna test was performed which confirms he is the father.Assistant: Family Court normally sits in a local County and Magistrates' Court. Do you know the location of the court? If not, what county do you live in?Customer: I live in Hertfordshire but close to the bucks borderAssistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No that's ok. Thank you

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My husband has left the marital home as he is having an

My husband has left the marital home as he is having an affair. We were married for 7 years, we do not have children. We signed a separation agreement stating our financial agreement. My husband does not want it to go through the court as he does not want to do a PSO. I am happy to remain separated and not get divorced as neither of us will ever remarry and whilst we are separated I will receive his military pension on his death. My husband insisted that I stop all contributions to my pension when we met 9 years ago as he said I would have his and we couldn't afford for me to continue mine, I cannot make up for those missed payments now. I also gave up a good job by a joint decision to get dogs and for me to stay at home to do the household chores and raise the dogs, I agreed as I believed we would be together for life. I am however very nervous of the agreement not being formal as my husband is a pathological liar and has been throughout our marriage to everyone in his life. If he can be trusted in any area it would be financial, but I'm still very wary. The agreement is for more than I would be granted in court I am sure, it allows us both enough money to keep a roof over our heads. I only work part time and am looking for full time work, however there are few opportunities where I live and with my age and experience. Is it possible to make our current agreement more secure?Assistant: What steps have been taken? Have any papers been filed in family court?Customer: No, it's just something we wrote together and both signed.Assistant: Family Court normally sits in a local County and Magistrates' Court. Do you know the location of the court? If not, what county does he live in?Customer: He wants to avoid going to court, which I have agreed to, but I would like it to be a bit more formal, can a solicitor sign it so if it goes to court in the future, if he defaults, it will hold more ground?Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No, it's just to understand my options while trying to remain amicable

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Me and my wife are separated have been for 6 years we have

Me and my wife are separated have been for 6 years we have been through the courts and have orders for our kids we got our decree nisi but not absolute due to the financial side however approx 18 months ago we both drew up an agreement between ourselves which both of us agreed and signed and also had our own witnesses sign it however my ex partner is now saying it is not legal and wants to go for more money and has not instructed a solicitor firstly is the agreement legal and can I produce it to a judge if need be thankyouAssistant: What steps have you taken? Have you filed any papers in family court?Customer: No as we both went through the court system for years and the bills incurred were thousands so for the financial side we said that we would have an agreement between ourselves and deal with it but now she has decided to move the goal posts and instruct a solicitor to deal with it I can't afford to go down that route again as I ended up owing £70k Timmy solicitors that was why we made an agreement between ourselves but like I say she has changed her mind would I still be able to act for myself and produce the agreement we initially made thankyouAssistant: Have you talked to a lawyer about this yet?Customer: No I haven'tAssistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No that's all thanks

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My mother died without leaving a will. I have one sibling.

My mother died without leaving a will. I have one sibling. As an heir, do I come under the definition of "an interested party" and if yes, is there any case law in the UK that demonstrates this definition?Assistant: Since estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me where this is?Customer: Cyprus. There is no precedence in Cyprus however their legal system will accept any cases within the English legal system. Thank you.Assistant: What documents or supporting evidence do you have?Customer: My mother's death certificate and of course documents to evidence who I am. All I need to know is if there is case law in England. I am a student of the University of Nottingham Law School, studying for a Master in Public Procurement Law and Policy however I don't know anything about inheritance law. My sister unfortunately took control of my mum's finances and she refuses to be transparent. I challenged her in the Cypriot legal system, however my Cypriot solicitor asked me to enquire about a case law in England. Thank you so much for your help.Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I think this is all thank you but please can you let me know if there is a fee and what the fee is?

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Following on from my last enquiry, I would also like to

Following on from my last enquiry, I would also like to check... I can prove that I paid into my ex partner's account £400 for my share of the holiday. As he pulled the plug on the holiday would I be entitled to claim anything from him in compensation (especially as I was in shock and had just been diagnosed with stress, anxiety and some depression).

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I'd would like to know where I stand RE my house and if my

I'd would like to know where I stand RE my house and if my wife should buy me out.Assistant: Where are you? It matters because laws vary by location.Customer: We've been separated for four years and need to divorceAssistant: What steps have you taken so far?Customer: None. But she's been squeezing extra maintenance out of me the entire time and now aAssistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I'm skint

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I had a holiday booked with my ex partner. We each paid

Hi, I had a holiday booked with my ex partner. We each paid £400. He then gave me £200 to convert to Euros. He ditched on the relationship 12 hours before we were due to go and ditched on the holiday too. I suffer from anxiety, and did not want to take the holiday alone (I was in a state of shock) He has sent me several love letters, flowers etc etc since, wants me back... But now he is asking for the £200 Euros back. Where do I stand legally? Bearing in mind he ditched me, the holiday etc?Assistant: Where are you? It matters because laws vary by location.Customer: Herne Bay, KentAssistant: What steps have you taken so far?Customer: I have ignored all his messages. I contacted C A BAssistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no that's it

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Can you please tell me the best way I can protect my assets.

Can you please tell me the best way I can protect my assets. Please let me explain. I have been dating a woman and after three years we have decided that we will get married sometime in the future. I have assets that I want to protect. However, she does not have any. Is there a pre nuptial that would stand up in uk law or is there a better way. I have heard a few conflicting stories.Many thanks and look forward to a reply.John

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