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Tips for Dealing with Holiday Arrangements for Separated Parents

Tuesday, 28 June 2022

The warm summer days are coming quickly upon us and many families will be preparing to go on their annual summer holiday.

Tips for Dealing with Holiday Arrangements for Separated Parents

Articles & Blogs Private Client Tax

Tax Implications for Discretionary Trusts

Tuesday, 24 May 2022

Many people think about setting up a trust for their family, as it can be a useful vehicle for tax planning and providing for future generations. One type of trust is a 'discretionary trust' and we will take a deeper look at its benefits and implications.

Tax Implications for Discretionary Trusts

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Separation for Unmarried Couples - A Hidden Sting in the Tail

Wednesday, 18 May 2022

When unmarried couples own a property together and experience a relationship breakdown, one of the main things they will need to consider is what to do with the property they live in.

Separation for Unmarried Couples - A Hidden Sting in the Tail

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Leaving Jointly-Owned Property in Your Will - Avoiding Pitfalls

Thursday, 31 March 2022

Did you know that the way you share ownership of jointly-held property really matters when making your Will?

Leaving Jointly-Owned Property in Your Will - Avoiding Pitfalls

Articles & Blogs Divorce & Family Private Client

Don't Miss the Deadline of 31 March to File Your Divorce Petition

Friday, 18 March 2022

In recent years, the courts have been moving away from the traditional paper-form divorce petitions towards a more efficient online service. This has enabled individuals and their lawyers to file divorce petitions via an online portal.

Don't Miss the Deadline of 31 March to File Your Divorce Petition

Articles & Blogs Divorce & Family Private Client

The Bank of Mum and Dad - Is Money Given to a Spouse by Family a Gift or a Loan?

Monday, 07 March 2022

It is very common for people to receive financial assistance from parents and family members throughout their lives. Upon divorce, this can often lead to the question, will the parties be expected to re-pay this money, or will it be treated as a gift?

The Bank of Mum and Dad - Is Money Given to a Spouse by Family a Gift or a Loan?

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Celebrating the Female Lawyers in our Family Team for International Women's Day

Monday, 07 March 2022

This year's International Women's Day campaign focuses on how we can #breakthebias to celebrate women's equality. We wanted to take the opportunity to praise our experienced and talented lawyers in the Family team at VWV.

Celebrating the Female Lawyers in our Family Team for International Women's Day

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Lifetime Gifts - What You Need to Know About Inheritance Tax, Allowances and Exemptions

Wednesday, 02 March 2022

Gifts made in your lifetime may be subject to inheritance tax on your death, depending on who the recipient of the gift is and their relationship to you, the value of the gift and when it was made.

Lifetime Gifts - What You Need to Know about Inheritance Tax, Allowances and Exemptions

Articles & Blogs Divorce & Family Private Client

FAQs - Cryptocurrency in Divorce

Monday, 28 February 2022

Cryptocurrency has been around since 2009 however in recent years it has become more mainstream. Whilst the market can be volatile, cryptocurrencies can be a significant asset on divorce and should not be ignored.

FAQs - Cryptocurrency in Divorce

Articles & Blogs Divorce & Family Private Client

Divorce Set Aside Due to Husband's Forgery

Monday, 28 February 2022

A woman was unaware she was divorced for 12 years after her husband forged her signature.

Divorce Set Aside Due to Husband's Forgery

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Our Family Lawyers Support the #BreaktheBias Campaign

Friday, 25 February 2022

8 March 2022 marks International Women's Day. This year, the IWD organisation's campaign focuses on 'breaking the bias' when it comes to the issue of gender stereotyping.

Our Family Lawyers Support the #BreaktheBias Campaign

Articles & Blogs Contentious Probate Private Client

Remote Witnessing of Wills Extended

Thursday, 10 February 2022

When the first lockdown began in March 2020 the execution of Wills became problematic.

Remote Witnessing of Wills Extended

Articles & Blogs Divorce & Family Private Client

Sharing Birthday Parties After Divorce

Monday, 24 January 2022

Last weekend, celebrity Kanye West released a video claiming that he had not been told by his soon to be ex-wife, Kim Kardashian, the address of his daughter Chicago's birthday. In this video, he stated his concerns.

Sharing Birthday Parties After Divorce

Articles & Blogs Contentious Probate Healthcare Private Client

Business Property Relief - Reduce the Amount of Inheritance Tax on Your Business Assets

Friday, 21 January 2022

We recently considered the basics of Will drafting and the succession of Mrs Otto's share of her private dental practice, Gnasher & Brace (G&B). Here, we will explore a type of relief from inheritance tax - 'Business Property Relief' (BPR).

Business Property Relief - Reduce the  Amount of Inheritance Tax on Your Business Assets

Articles & Blogs Divorce & Family Private Client

Celebrating Family Mediation Week

Friday, 21 January 2022

During the week of 17 to 22 January 2022, we will be joining our fellow members of Resolution to Celebrate Family Mediation Week. Our lawyers will be attending specially designed training sessions to learn more about mediation and its benefits.

Celebrating Family Mediation Week