Which day of the week is most popular for a house move?

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Home moving website, Compare My Move, has produced some data revealing the most and least popular days of the week to move house, as well as the cheapest and most expensive. The site looked at 95,000 UK movers who used their services in 2019 to put together a picture of the current trends. They found […]

Will and probate considerations for same sex couples

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A large proportion of same sex couples are neither married nor in a civil partnership, which can have implications when it comes to inheritance matters. While the law treats everyone the same when it comes to Wills and probate, there are several considerations to take into account if you are in a relationship but are […]

What happens in a Divorce?

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These are five key stages everyone needs to go through to get a divorce. The process for obtaining a divorce is likely to take at least four to six months, and can potentially be much longer, depending on how complicated it is and whether both parties are in agreement. There are five stages to the […]

Can a neighbour’s tree cause subsidence to your property?

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When buying a new home, you should pay attention to any sizeable trees near the property. While they often won’t cause a problem, there is occasionally a risk to the stability of a house nearby. If your neighbour’s tree overhangs your garden, you are within your rights to trim any branches that encroach onto your […]

What happens if we have children but are not married?

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A couple who live together without being married are cohabiting. There are legal provisions in place for the children of cohabiting couples, but without the legal framework of marriage there are no protections for the couple themselves. This means that someone who is cohabiting could be left in financial difficulties if a relationship breaks down. […]

5 tips for first-time buyers

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Buying your first home is exciting, but it can also be daunting. We look at 5 points you can deal with before you start your search. There are lots of things to consider when buying a home and it can seem overwhelming the first time you go through the process. If you take the time […]

How is the money sorted out when getting divorced?

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When you divorce, your financial affairs need to be dealt with as a separate process. If you cannot come to an agreement with your ex, then you can ask a judge to settle the matter. This involves making a financial application to the court. Even if you do both agree on financial provision, the court […]

Helping your children cope with divorce or separation

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For many parents, the hardest part of the divorce process is the effect it has on their children. We look at how you can help them come to terms with a new situation. In 2012 the Office for National Statistics estimated that 42 percent of marriages would end in divorce. With children affected by many […]

Can I draft my own Will?

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It is perfectly legal to draw up your own Will, but unfortunately it is not an easy process. Errors can have far-reaching effects, resulting in family estrangements and lengthy and expensive legal battles. A Will has to be drafted and executed in a specific way in order to be legally valid. It can be difficult […]