Love is in the air!

February is a month synonymous with love, perhaps even more so during a leap year! 

According to some customs, the 29th February is a day when women propose to men, rather than the other way around, as is traditional. 

There are various theories about where the tradition begins. Some suggest that it dates back to Scotland, in 1288, where Queen Margaret supposedly enacted a law allowing women to propose on leap year day. Women planning to propose apparently had to wear a red petticoat to signal their intention.  There is no doubt that times have changed and, of course, both men and women can propose, on any day of the year.   

It can seem unromantic to discuss the legalities of what were to happen in the event of a separation or divorce, when you're at one of the happiest points of your relationship, but taking decisions now can provide certainty and peace of mind for those wishing to live together or marry.

Our Family Department at Talbots have a wealth of experience and advice cohabiting, engaged or married couples in relation to their individual circumstances. Please contact Angela Newlan on 01384 447779, or call our New Enquiries Team on 0800 118 1500 to find out how we can help you today.