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Inheritance disputes and how to resolve them

Wills and their contents can prove a highly emotional issue for some families. In the midst of grieving for a loved one, finding out that their wishes didn’t tally with your expectations can be a shocking and upsetting thing to deal with. If you feel that there has been a genuine mistake or misunderstanding, there are ways in which you can contest a Will and seek legal help to try and rectify the situation. Where’s...
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Grandparents and family breakdowns

When a marriage breaks down, the vast majority of the focus is, quite rightly, on the separating couple and their children. However, in many families, they are not the only casualties. Grandparents often play a significant role in the lives of their grandchildren, from collecting and taking to school to having them to stay in the holidays and providing another source of advice, financial support and cuddles. Yet they are often side-lined during a divorce...
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The lowdown on male domestic violence

Domestic abuse can affect anyone in any walk of life, age bracket, salary band or gender. According to statistics released in 2018* by ManKind, an organisation that provides support to male victims of domestic violence, one in six or seven men will suffer from domestic abuse sometime during their lifetime. For every three victims of domestic abuse, including instances where force is involved, two will be female and one male. Seeking expert help from as...
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Grey Divorce

What is a “grey divorce” Grey divorce is a term coined to describe older couples who are seeking a divorce after, perhaps decades of marriage. Over the past twenty years or so, solicitors have been reporting a steady rise in the numbers of grey divorces. As with any divorce, separating in your later years can be an extremely difficult time, both emotionally and practically. Reasons behind the rise There are several reasons why more and...
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Spring clean your legal red tape

Spring is a time when many of us sort through our belongings, give our houses a clean and tidy up the garden. So, it makes sense to take some time to do the same for your legal paperwork to make sure everything is up to date and reflecting your correct legal position. Here are some areas to cover in a legal paperwork spring clean. Separation or divorce This is a topic that can fester and...
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