Disparities in pensions wealth are highlighted if there is a divorce. We go over the reasons for this inequality, and show how you can deal with this pension contribution gap.
The UK’s Legal Aid system allows access to justice for all, and it’s a tightly-controlled process. We go over the rules and the eligibility criteria.
Our Family Law team has just grown to include legal executive Harriet Whiteside. Harriet has a good all-round knowledge of Family Law, and has a particular interest in its effect on children and care proceedings.
The Ministry of Justice is on the verge of providing couples intending to divorce tax-free vouchers of around £500 to contribute towards the cost of mediation. This could reduce both stress and court time.
Our Intestacy Rules Flowchart goes through all the steps taken to decide what happens if you die without having a valid Will.
Lasting Powers of Attorney are not just for the elderly, so it’s time to modernise – and digitise – this important document. The Office of the Public Guardian and Solicitors for the Elderly are in consultation about how to get this right.
As the first tranche of SDLT holiday comes to an end, we look back at the last year’s sales rush, and look forward to the future.
Probate fees are being revised by the Ministry of Justice: we provide a breakdown of the fees that will have to be paid when administering a Will.
Did you know you can reduce your inheritance tax liability on death by making tax-free lifetime gifts? We are now in the second quarter of the tax year 2021/2021 so there is still plenty of time to make use of this year’s exemptions and allowances. Making use of ‘gifts’ Everyone has an annual exemption of […]
What is ‘Intestacy’? And what happens if you die with no Will? In the event that an individual dies in England and Wales without a Will or their Will only disposes of part of their assets then their residuary estate (or the undisposed part of) will fall under the Rules of Intestacy – described in […]
It’s had a surprisingly fast transition through parliament; the No-fault Divorce finally becomes an option for separating couples in April 2022