A trust is a financial arrangement, drawn up to hold property, funds or other assets for another party or parties. These parties are the beneficiaries, or owners of the contents of the trust but are not in a position, or do not wish to, own them outright. For example, they may not be of adult… Continue reading What Happens During a Trust Dispute in England and Wales?
What is trust? A trust is a legal arrangement where one person owns an asset but holds it for the benefit of another person. The legal owner of the asset is called the trustee. The person who places the assets into the trust is called the settlor. The person who has the use or benefit… Continue reading What is a Trust and What Are The Main Types of Trust?
The COVID-19 pandemic that we have all been living through for well over a year now has had many varying effects on people around the world. For many families, coping with lockdown has brought people closer together, stepping away from life’s distractions and giving them more time to spend together at home. For others, that… Continue reading Coping with lockdown – Induced Separation
Going through a divorce is one of life’s more difficult experiences. It’s essential that you are supported and guided through the process by professional, sympathetic legal experts to ensure that the situation is resolved in the best way possible. If you are Muslim and got married under Sharia law but now wish to separate from… Continue reading Islamic divorce: Sharia and Islamic divorce solicitors for Muslims
Most of our clients and staff are understandably nervous about the effects of the Coronavirus on our daily lives. Our desire to continue to provide great service to our clients is tempered by the need to keep our clients and our staff safe. Our response and approach to rapidly unfolding events is as follows: Our… Continue reading Corona-virus Message – Important Message for all new and existing clients
Divorces and their individual ramifications are as distinct and unique as the marriages and legal unions they were designed to dissolve. Each partnership will have different circumstances to take into account, including children and other dependents, financial commitments, assets and savings, pre-nuptial agreements and many, many emotional and practical decisions to be made. From start… Continue reading How long does a divorce take?
How are assets divided in a divorce? Going through a divorce is a difficult time when many decisions have to be made. There are normally multiple issues around children, finances and property that are difficult to resolve and require lengthy negotiations before a mutual agreement can be reached. While there are several aspects of divorce… Continue reading How Are Assets Divided in a UK Divorce? Is a Divorce splitting your assets UK?
Divorce Settlement When a couple gets divorced there are many important issues to resolve, from where the children are going to live and with whom to how any financial assets from the marriage will be divided up. It is always best to try and come to an amicable agreement with your former partner, however, this… Continue reading What am I Entitled To In a Divorce Settlement?
In June 2018, a heterosexual couple won the legal right to enter into a civil partnership instead of a marriage in the UK. Rebecca Steinfeld and Charles Keidan from London successfully convinced the Supreme Court that the current status of the UK’s 2004 Civil Partnership Act, which currently only applies to same-sex couples, is incompatible… Continue reading The lowdown on civil partnerships
A large part of ‘after-life’ planning should involve how to make sure your loved ones are cared for and financially secure after you die. Making sure you have written a Will and that your loved ones know where to find it is a good start, but there is plenty more that can be done. Protect… Continue reading How your Will can help you look after your loved ones after you die