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Executors beware! Rising concerns over misappropriated assets

Monday, 08 January 2024

Cases concerning the financial abuse of susceptible individuals are rising in an ageing population and it can be difficult to prevent this from happening to a family member or friend.

Executors beware! Rising concerns over misappropriated assets

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Five good reasons to review your Will

Monday, 08 January 2024

Your Will is the document that guides the distribution of your assets and secures the well-being of your loved ones. However, the importance of your Will doesn’t end with its creation.

Five good reasons to review your Will

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Should a pre-nuptial agreement be part of your wedding planning?

Monday, 08 January 2024

Couples often overlook pre-nuptial agreements, but with one in five marriages ending in divorce by their 10th anniversary and the courts becoming more inclined to uphold them, it’s worth considering one.

Should a Pre-nuptial agreement be part of your wedding planning?

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Five ways separated parents can support their children with extra-curricular activities

Monday, 27 November 2023

Most children will engage in some form of extra-curricular activity during the week such as sports, drama or music lessons. For separated parents, however, juggling these activities can be challenging. We offer five tips to help separated parents manage.

Five ways separated parents can support their children with extra-curricular activities

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Life interest trusts for unmarried couples

Thursday, 14 September 2023

A life interest trust is a legal arrangement that allows an individual, known as the 'life tenant', to benefit from the income or use of specified assets, for their lifetime or until a specified event.

Life interest trusts for unmarried couples

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The case of the 'influential' daughter… Jones v Jones

Thursday, 14 September 2023

In a recent court case, the family of the late Daphne Jones found themselves entangled in a dispute over her will, which left all her property to one of her four daughters, Ceri Jones.

The case of the 'influential' daughter… Jones v Jones

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Top Five Tips for Preparing for Mediation

Monday, 21 August 2023

Mediation works through having a mediator as the neutral party who facilitates communication and negotiations between the two parties directly involved in a dispute to reach a mutually agreeable resolution.

Top Five Tips for Preparing for Mediation

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When Is Conduct Relevant in Financial Remedy Proceedings?

Thursday, 17 August 2023

Whether someone's conduct in proceedings should have a financial implication for them is always complicated. Often one person will feel aggrieved by the way that the other has behaved and how this has contributed to the relationship ending.

When Is Conduct Relevant in Financial Remedy Proceedings?

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Should Mediation Be Mandatory?

Thursday, 13 July 2023

Those involved in private family law disputes may now be obliged to mediate their dispute under new Ministry of Justice (MoJ) proposals. Those not doing so could face fines for failing to reasonably attempt to settle this way.

Should Mediation Be Mandatory?

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Family Laws - The Rights of Cohabiting Partners

Monday, 19 June 2023

The UK Government Rejects proposals for cohabitation reforms once again. The percentage of cohabiting couples who are living together unmarried or not in a civil partnership has risen from 20.6% in 2011 to 24.3% in 2021.

Family Laws - The Rights of Cohabiting Partners

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Can Gifting to Charity Reduce Inheritance Tax Liability?

Wednesday, 03 May 2023

It may be possible to reduce Inheritance Tax liability by making gifts to charity during your lifetime, or in your Will. We will take a closer look at the practicalities and benefits of making such gifts.

Can Gifting to Charity Reduce Inheritance Tax Liability?

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Are Funeral Wishes Legally Binding? Is the Current Law About to Change?

Wednesday, 03 May 2023

This is a difficult topic for discussion but the question of how we deal with the physical remains of those closest to us after they are gone can sometimes become a contentious issue.

Are Funeral Wishes Legally Binding? Is the Current Law About to Change?

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Permitted Development - Issues for Homeowners

Thursday, 02 March 2023

Permitted Development rights allow certain development to be carried out without the need to navigate the full planning process. Nevertheless, there may still be hurdles to overcome.

Permitted Development - Issues for Homeowners

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Is Now a Good Time to Make a Gift? What to Be Aware of When Making Gifts During Your Lifetime

Tuesday, 24 January 2023

With the arrival of a new year, many families will be turning their attention to planning for the future.

Is Now a Good Time to Make a Gift? What to Be Aware of When Making Gifts During Your Lifetime