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Separation and Divorce - What Happens with the Family Home and the Mortgage?

Danielle Dyer
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Having those initial thoughts and discussions when first deciding to separate, and how to separate, can be very daunting and worrisome, with many people wondering what happens with the mortgage on the family home and who will be responsible for paying it. ...

Parental Alienation

Rachael  Chadwick
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The BBC have reported that children have been forced into contact with fathers accused of abuse (including fathers who were convicted paedophiles). In all of these reported cases contained within the BBC’s investigation, the father had disputed...

Paying Inheritance Tax

Helen Cohen
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For those dealing with someone’s estate after their death, the Inheritance Tax bill can come as a nasty shock. Some Inheritance Tax may need to be paid before a Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration will be issued, which can sometimes create...

Dealing with your business in your Will

Amy Nelson
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If you are a business owner, it is particularly important to have a carefully considered Will in place so that you can be sure your business will pass to the right people when the time comes. If you pass away leaving no valid Will, then there is a risk...

School Holidays: Reaching Child Care Arrangements When Separated

Danielle Dyer
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School Holidays: Reaching Child Care Arrangements When Separated School Holidays are often a special time where parents and children have the opportunity to spend quality time together. Following a separation, considering and deciding on the...

Surviving spouse's initial entitlement on Intestacy raised to £322,000

Helen Cohen
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The government has raised the amount a spouse or civil partner can inherit if their partner dies without having made a Will (or with a Will that is invalid). As of 25 July 2023, the statutory legacy figure has increased from £270,000 to...

Gifting my home to save Inheritance Tax - is it a good idea?

Amy Nelson
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For property owners looking to reduce their Inheritance Tax liability, gifting property and leasing it back could be a sensible option. With any Inheritance Tax planning exercise, it is vital that proper advice is taken on your personal circumstances. The...

The rule against self-dealing in estate administration

Helen Cohen
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Executors who are dealing with the administration of an estate after someone’s death need to be careful not to breach the legal rules designed to protect beneficiaries. This includes not buying assets from the estate. Known as...

Leaving money in your Will to your children and grandchildren

Hannah McGavin
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Parents usually want to leave their money to children and grandchildren in their Will. There are different ways to pass on wealth and we take a look at the some of the options and implications. It is important to think carefully about how you want to...

Tips for first-time buyers who will be applying for a mortgage

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Applying for a mortgage as a first-time buyer can be daunting, particularly when coupled with a fast-moving property market. We take a look at how to successfully deal with the mortgage aspect of taking on your first home. It is always recommended that...

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