Shanika Varga-Haynes

Shanika Varga-Haynes is a solicitor based at Stowe Family Law's Wetherby office.

A guide to cohabitation agreements


November 30, 2017 2 comments


  As Cohabitation Awareness Week continues, Solicitor Shanika Varga-Haynes explains how to draft a cohabitation agreement. As laws relating to the separation of cohabitees are entirely different to those which apply to married couples, it is wise to draw up a cohabitation agreement or contract. There is a commonly held belief that if you live…

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Adoption myths and local authorities


December 15, 2014 0 comments

family law

The National Adoption Leadership Board reported last month that between July and September 2013 and April-June 2014 there was a 47 per cent drop in ‘Adoption Decision Maker’ decisions. These are made in the second stage of adoption where all checks on the prospective adopters have been completed and the panel have made their recommendations….

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