The risks of unregulated marriages and why you must regulate your marriage right away, with Javaid Iqbal

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Javaid Iqbal, Founder at Clear Sky Legal Services and family law specialist, joins Law Simplified to talk about marriage in a legal context. He particularly focused on unregulated marriages, the risks of failing to register a marriage, and how it can be ‘significantly’ detrimental at the time of divorce or bereavement. If your marriage is not recognised in the UK, it will have an impact on how finances/ assets are divided. There are also other life benefits of registering your marriage which Javaid touched on.

He tells us which marriages are recognised in UK law and those which are not. He also talked about the registration process and emphasised that it’s never too late to go through the registration process. Even if you’re many years into your marriage, you are still able to go to the registry office and have it registered right now!

Javaid shared some of his experiences of having dealt with clients in these circumstances, sharing how many were left distraught after finding out that they were entitled to ‘nothing’ following divorce, as they had failed to register their marriage.

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Faareen Ali was called to the Bar of England and Wales in November 2019 by The Honourable society of Lincolns Inn. She is currently an Advocate for 8 DAC Beachcroft Buildings Ltd (8DB) and has nearly three years experience of representing clients predominantly within Civil and Commercial areas of law. She is also the Founder and Director at Law Simplified Ltd. Faareen was voted as one of Top 25 women to watch in business in Lancashire and featured in Lancashire Business View (LBV) for International Women's Day (2021). She is the Silver Award holder for Best Businesswoman in Legal Services 2021, and the finalist for the Innovator of Year Award 2020. Law Simplified was also awarded the Silver Award for Best New Business 2021. For any business enquires, you can reach Faareen Ali on
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