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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...

What is an attorney's role?

If you have been appointed as someone’s attorney, under a Lasting Power of Attorney (also...

Pursuing an insurer of an insolvent employer

A claimant may have difficulties in pursuing an employment claim where his employer or former...

Blended families

Families are traditionally thought of as nuclear families consisting of a couple and their...

Second marriages

With an increase in blended families including second marriages, those who choose to re-marry may...

Where there's a will, there's a way!

Santa may be bringing your child their favourite toys this Christmas, but what would the law be...
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