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Legal Updates

Has Your Trust Been Registered?

The rules regarding trusts have recently changed and as a result most new and existing trusts need to be registered with HMRC via the ‘Trust Registration Service’ (TRS).

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Conveyancing & Property Law Services in Battle

The Importance of Registering a Home Rights Notice

If you and your spouse have separated, it is important to consider your position regarding the family home. You should check with the Land Registry whose name the property is registered in. If the…

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LPAs – change in guidance for Attorneys

A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is a legal document where an individual gives another person or persons known as the Attorney or Attorneys power to make certain decisions and to deal with legal formalities and documents at their direction or on their behalf.

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No Fault Divorce – Free Initial Appointment

The new No Fault Divorce law comes into force on 6 April 2022. Click to read our previous legal updates on No Fault Divorce: Does this change financial settlements? Do I need a Solicitor?…

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Pensions on Divorce

No Fault Divorce – Does This Change Financial Settlements

A No Fault Divorce does not automatically end a couple’s financial commitments to each other. You will still need to resolve financial matters and child arrangements. A party’s financial claims against the other remain…

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no fault divorce

No Fault Divorce – Do I Need a Solicitor?

The new No Fault Divorce procedure will be dealt with through the Court online system. Whilst you can deal with the Divorce proceedings yourself, we would recommend you seek legal advice to avoid any…

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No Fault Divorce – Everything you need to know

No Fault Divorce becomes law on 6 April 2022. The main changes to the Divorce law and procedure is set out below.

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No Fault Divorce – The New Law

Currently under the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 there is one ground for Divorce and that is the marriage has broken down irretrievably. The new No Fault Divorce law comes into force on 6 April 2022.

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The Benefits of the Collaborative Approach to Family Law Disputes

Court Hearings in an application for a Child Arrangements Order

There are various types of Court Hearings that can be listed in an application for a Child Arrangements Order.  The Court Order will set out what type of Hearing the matter has been listed for. We set out below a guide as to what happens at each type of Hearing.

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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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