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Are prenuptial agreements legally binding in the UK?

Unlike many jurisdictions across the globe, prenuptial agreements are still not legally binding...

If I lose capacity, who will manage my affairs?

  If you lose capacity and you have not appointed an attorney under a Lasting Power of...

Have you considered Inheritance Tax planning?

I am sure that you will be familiar with the popular quote “the only two certainties in...

Equality for LGBTQ+ families when someone passes away

As it is Pride Month, I thought what better time to reflect on the laws that have come into force...

The LGBTQ+ community and the Family Courts

We have come a long way in the Family Courts in recognising all members of our community when...

The dangers of a DIY will

Why would you instruct a lawyer to write your will when you can just write your own?  You...

Common law husband and wife - true or false?

Is it true that after 7 years of living together you become ‘common law husband and wife? ...

Covid-19 and contact between children and separated parents

Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, the government has been clear that children under the...

Brexit and Beyond - Family Law

In a world where a pandemic has turned everything on its head, you would be forgiven for thinking...

What does Brexit mean for my will?

Let’s talk about Brexit. I, for one, did not think I would be happy to talk about...

Top tips for acting as an attorney during COVID-19

Attorneys and deputies manage the affairs for someone else, often when they lack the mental...

Remote witnessing of wills during COVID-19

Times have changed since the Wills Act came in during the late 1800s and, in particular, during...

Hidden family costs of a COVID-19 lockdown

Every January, the tabloid newspapers have headlines about ‘Divorce Day’ and the...

Business owners - why you need a will & LPA

In these very strange and difficult times, it is essential that we all think about making a will ...

Who pays the legal costs following a will dispute?

A common misconception is that the legal costs always come from the estate when someone challenges...

Why should every farmer have a lasting power of attorney?

There are two separate documents; one to deal with your property and financial affairs, and the...

Can you dispute a will or the inheritance you receive?

Unhappy about the amount of inheritance you are due to receive? Will you not receiving...

How can I challenge someone's capacity to make a will?

People can often be surprised about the distribution of loved one’s estate and can consider...

The Bank of Mum and Dad - open or closed?

Many of us are very familiar with the concept of the Bank of Mum and Dad. Both those giving and...
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