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Legal Updates

What Happens if my Spouse Ignores the Divorce Petition?

The New No Fault Divorce Due April 2022

As practitioners this is something we have waited for, for some time. The new no fault divorce procedure should be available in April 2022. What are the changes to the current law? Currently the…

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The Complex Procedure of Applying for Probate

Probate Fee Increase

From the 26th January 2022 the fee for probate applications in England and Wales will increase to £273 for both professional and personal applications.

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Video-witnessed Wills Extended

The Government announced yesterday that legislation introduced during the pandemic to allow Wills to be witnessed remotely will be extended until January 2024. The legislation amended the Wills Act 1837. Although Wills still need…

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Probate

Changes to applications for Probate

Applying for Probate comes with a significant amount of form filling and it is important to make sure the correct information is included.  It can be a complicated procedure and there are set to…

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Can I Vary a Child Arrangements Order?

What is a Child Arrangements Order? A Child Arrangements Order is an Order stating (1) whom a child will live with and (2) whom a child will spend time with, how often, whether there…

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Are Attorneys Entitled to See Medical Records?

Are Attorneys Entitled to See Medical Records?

Lasting Power of Attorney A Lasting Power of Attorney is a legal document where an individual gives another person or persons (the Attorney(s)) power to make certain decisions and to deal with legal formalities…

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Can I take my child abroad on holiday?

Do I Need Permission To Take My Child On Holiday Abroad?

Whether you need permission to take your child on holiday abroad depends on who has Parental Responsibility (see below) and whether there is any Child Arrangements Order in place (see below). Parental Responsibility If…

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Payment Diversion Fraud with Conveyancing

Criminals are actively targeting property purchases with the aim of tricking you into transferring them your house deposit and/or the balance of purchase monies to them. These schemes can be highly sophisticated and almost…

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The Risks of Online Wills

Online Will writing services have become increasingly popular but there are concerns that this could lead to a surge of contested probate cases in the future. The attraction of an online Will is often…

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Do you know what will happen to your digital assets on your death?

Technology is a huge part of modern life. With more photographs stored online than in physical albums and the increased use of online social media accounts, digital assets are becoming increasingly valuable to individuals….

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