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Should the Length of a Marriage Determine the Divorce Settlement?

Friday, 25 August 2017

Should the length of a marriage play a part in deciding what each spouse should receive on divorce? To what extent should other factors be taken into account, like the contribution each person has made to the joint finances?

Should the Length of a Marriage Determine the Divorce Settlement?

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England v. Scotland - Could the House Purchase Process Be Improved?

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Now and then there are some who moan about the English conveyancing system, the system for buying and selling houses.

England v. Scotland - Could the House Purchase Process Be Improved?

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Paying for Your Care Home Fees - Have You Considered all Your Options?

Monday, 17 July 2017

With average nursing home fees now costing around £1,000 a week and care homes reaching £700*, the question of paying for care in old age has become an increasingly hot topic.

Paying for Your Care Home Fees - Have You Considered all Your Options?

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Snaps, Tunes and Twitter - You Can't Take Them With You

Monday, 12 June 2017

Have you got a Will in place? If so, have you planned what to do with your digital assets?

Snaps, Tunes and Twitter - You Can't Take Them With You

Blogs Divorce & Family Healthcare Private Client

The Blame Game - A Case for No-Fault Divorce

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

If you're a healthcare professional living in England or Wales, you will unfortunately not be able to get a no fault divorce...

The Blame Game - A Case for No-Fault Divorce

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If I Disinherit My Children, Can They Claim Against My Estate?

Thursday, 16 March 2017

We have reported before in Viewpoint on one particular family dispute that has received a lot of attention from the press and that ended up being decided by the highest court in the land in the spring of 2017.

If I Disinherit My Children, Can They Claim Against My Estate?

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6 Things Landowners Should Know to Avoid a Boundary Dispute

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Would you spend thousands of pounds fighting your neighbour in court over ownership of a fence or repair obligations for a wall?

6 Things Landowners Should Know to Avoid a Boundary Dispute

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The Perils of Dying Too Rich - How Does the New 'Residence Nil Rate Band' Affect You?

Thursday, 16 February 2017

The new 'residence nil rate band' (RNRB), reducing inheritance tax for some estates is great news for those with estates under £2 million but less so for those with estates over £2 million.

The Perils of Dying Too Rich - How Does the New 'Residence Nil Rate Band' Affect You?

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Could your estate be at risk from a claim after your death?

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Recently there has been a lot of publicity surrounding the case of Heather Ilott, who successfully claimed against her mother, Melita's estate after she died.

Could your estate be at risk from a claim after your death?

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What does it take to invalidate a Will? More than Saddam Hussein and space invaders…

Thursday, 16 February 2017

There have been some surprising results in a number of recent cases examined by the courts regarding Wills made by people whose mental capacity is diminishing due to dementia or otherwise.

What does it take to invalidate a Will? More than Saddam Hussein and space invaders…

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Choosing Not to Work, Destroys a Daughter's Will Dispute

Friday, 13 January 2017

Another case of a daughter disputing her parent's Will (Ames v Jones) has been in the news recently. This follows the much-publicised case of Heather Ilott's successful claim against her late mother, Melita Jackson's estate.

Choosing Not to Work, Destroys a Daughter's Will Dispute

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All Change for Non-Doms

Friday, 13 January 2017

The draft Finance Bill 2017 published this week has confirmed that the days when people could effectively live in Britain for most of their lives yet avoid British taxes is more or less over.

All Change for Non-Doms

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Property Fraud - 4 Things You Should Do to Protect Yourself

Friday, 13 January 2017

The Land Registration Act 2002 was meant to help the advance of electronic conveyancing, the aim being to cut out the old fashioned paper process.

Property Fraud - 4 Things You Should Do to Protect Yourself

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Appointing an Attorney - What You Need to Consider

Thursday, 12 January 2017

We frequently receive requests for ‘back to basics’ guides on putting your legal affairs in order. In this issue, we cover Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs).


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Taxing Times - Inheritance Tax Explained

Friday, 04 November 2016

Answers to some frequently asked questions on inheritance tax