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Court of Protection and deputyship

Amy Nelson
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If an individual loses the capacity to manage their own affairs and make important decisions and they have not legally appointed someone to act as their attorney, it may be necessary to apply to the Court of Protection for a deputyship order. When someone...

What happens if you do not want to take up the role of executor?

Hannah McGavin
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It is sometimes the case that the person named in a Will as the deceased’s executor is unable or unwilling to take on the role. The task of executor can be complex and time-consuming. It involves identifying and valuing all of the deceased’s...

Parental responsibility

Wendy Armstrong
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Parental responsibility is defined as all of the rights, duties, powers, responsibilities and authority which a parent has in relation to a child and their property. Not every parent has parental responsibility, however if your child’s other parent...

Do I need permission from my ex to take my child on holiday?

Paul Wild
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With the travel restriction shake up and the October half term only weeks away, many of us will start to think about going away somewhere with our loved ones.  It is the time of year people look to go on holiday, but for those who are...

Intestacy explained

Amy Nelson
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When someone dies without leaving a Will, they are said to have died intestate. There are strict rules governing who will inherit their estate, known as the Rules of Intestacy. Dealing with the estate of someone who has not left a Will can be more complex...

Dealing with financial affairs after someone has died

Hannah McGavin
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After someone dies, their executor or administrator will be responsible for finalising their financial affairs. This involves collecting all of their assets and belongings and either selling them or transferring them in accordance with their Will or,...

Will checklist

Amy Nelson
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When you are having your Will drawn up, there is more to think about than simply whom you wish to leave your estate to. Below is a brief checklist of issues to consider when making your Will . Funeral wishes If you want to, you can include your funeral...

Using a deed of variation to change the terms of a Will

Amy Nelson
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A deed of variation can be used to change the provisions of someone’s Will after they have died. This can be used to distribute their assets in a different way in order to reduce the amount of Inheritance Tax that will be payable or to make provision...

Am I entitled to maintenance when getting divorced?

Danielle Dyer
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Finances can be a major source of anxiety during a divorce . We take a look at whether you will be entitled to receive spousal maintenance payments . This is separate to that of child maintenance. When a couple divorces, one party may sometimes be ordered...

Do grandparents have a legal right to see their grandchildren?

Wendy Armstrong
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Grandparents often play a beneficial role in their grandchildren’s lives. However, if the relationship between a grandparent and their children breaks down, it can mean that they may lose out on seeing their grandchildren. Grandparents do not have...

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