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Parental responsibility

19th Oct 2018

Parental responsibility is a straightforward concept. It is a set of duties placed on the parent(s) of children to look after those children, to raise them, and make important decisions on their behalf. These are the things that parents usually do entirely naturally, and without ever labelling it a...

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The Common-Law Marriage Myth

21st Sep 2018

Couples are increasingly choosing to live together without marrying or becoming civil partners. In 2016 there were 3.3 million cohabiting couples or around 6.6 million cohabiting adults. This is officially the fastest growing family type, more than doubling from 1.5 million couples just 20 years ago...

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What happens if you do not have a Will?

7th Sep 2018

It has been reported this week that Aretha Franklin died without a Will. While that news will have come as a surprise to many, the singer was far from alone in not having one. Many people put off making a Will. It sits on ‘to-do’ lists from year to year because it’s not high on th...

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Storage of Wills

31st Aug 2018

Most people feel a great sense of relief after having made a Will. They know that the right steps have been taken towards providing for their loved ones’ future. However, there is one vital thing that must also happen: the Will must be stored somewhere safe and secure. Solicitors will typical...

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Building disputes

17th Aug 2018

When it comes to residential and commercial building projects, a few hiccups along the way are to be expected. It might be a cracked tile, or the delayed delivery of windows. Or it might be something that poses a more serious risk to the project’s completion in line with your expectations, and...

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Unreasonable behaviour

10th Aug 2018

A court must be convinced that a marriage has irretrievably broken down before a divorce will be granted. The most common way in which husbands and wives in the UK demonstrate irretrievable breakdown is by showing that their partner’s behaviour has been unreasonable.  At one end of the s...

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The Bank of Mum and Dad

27th Jul 2018

For people struggling to scrape together the deposit for a new home, the idea of being able to dip into a pot of readily available cash has a dream-like quality. The so-called Bank of Mum and Dad – essentially, money provided by parents or other relatives – is a popular resource. Accord...

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