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Legal Updates

Family Law

Changing A Child’s Surname

Options and the procedure the court take in to account When a parent seeks to change their child’s forename, surname or both, any parent with parental responsibility must consent. Sometimes the “other” parent is…

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When Can I Obtain a No Fault Divorce?

In our family legal update ‘No Fault Divorces – Is it finally the end of the blame game?’ we set out the Government plans for removing the concept of ‘fault’ in Divorce applications. Since…

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Conveyancing & Property Law Services in Uckfield

Stamp Duty Land Tax Deadline Has Been Extended

Despite repeated statements confirming that the Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) Holiday introduced on 8 July 2020 would end on 31 March 2021 as planned; the Chancellor has now extended the deadline to 30…

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Do I Need a Will?

More than half of UK adults do not have a Will, are you one of them? If you do not have a Will, or your Will is invalid or unclear, this can lead not…

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Divorce & Family Finance

What is Family Mediation?

Family mediation Family mediation is a more cost effective and less litigious alternative to pursuing matters through the family court.    The aim of mediation is to build a workable system of communication between parties…

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Wills and Marriage – What happens when my wedding is delayed by lockdown restrictions?

A Will made in contemplation of marriage… what happens when my wedding is delayed by Lockdown restrictions? We regularly advise clients who have newly got engaged. A significant life event such as marriage is…

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Help To Buy Deadline Extended

The Government’s Help to Buy equity loan scheme has been extended to 31 May to allow properties which have been delayed being finalised due to COVID restrictions to be fully built and completed and…

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Coronavirus and Child Arrangement Orders

During the Pandemic, some separated parents have been understandably concerned about their ability to comply with the terms of Coronavirus and Child Arrangement Orders. This short blog is intended to provide general advice regarding…

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Stamp Duty Land Tax Holiday Deadline is Looming

As you will be aware the Stamp Duty Land Tax holiday is due to end on 31 March 2021.  The matter was debated in the House of Commons on Monday 1 February and the…

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Making Gifts – guidance for Attorneys and Deputies

We are often asked to advise an Attorney who is looking after the finances of an incapable person.  The Attorney sees that there is a potential Inheritance Tax liability that is going to arise on their relative’s death and is looking to make gifts or otherwise reduce the problem.

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