The Gift of Giving

November 30, 2018

Whilst the topic of making a Will is not something that generally brings to mind Christmas festivities more and more people use this time of year to discuss their wishes with family members so that decisions can be made as a family. If you are considering taking the opportunity of family gatherings to make any […]

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Resolving Family Law Disputes – What is Arbitration?

November 16, 2018

Sometimes separating couples try to reach agreement but to resolve the dispute need someone independent to listen to them and make a decision that resolves those issues, enabling them to move forward with their lives. In family arbitration the couple agree to appoint an arbitrator to make a decision that will be final and binding […]

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A Helping Hand onto the Property Ladder

October 5, 2018

In the current climate of high property prices and strict rules for mortgage lenders, more and more people find it very difficult to take that first step onto the property ladder, or to move into larger accommodation as families expand.  For families offering a helping hand the following factors should be taken into consideration: Is […]

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See You in Court or at a Round Table Meeting? – Achieving Agreements for Separating Families

August 30, 2018

The traditional way of resolving disputes on divorce or separation was to go to court. Now couples can choose other ways to reach agreements instead of having a solution imposed on them. One way to resolve issues is to attend round table meetings with lawyer support to reach agreements and enable everyone to move forward […]

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Maintenance claims on Divorce – Meal Tickets for Life?

August 15, 2018

Whether or not you have children, on divorce the Court can order that spousal maintenance payments are made by a spouse with more than enough income to meet their income needs, to a spouse with insufficient income to meet their income needs. This has recently been referred to in the press as a “meal ticket […]

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Modern Families

August 2, 2018

How do you maintain relationships with children when parents separate? Historically advertising made us believe that the typical family unit consisted of Mum, Dad, brother and sister but we know that families come in all shapes and sizes. Step – Families Often children now have step-families that they spend more time with as shared care […]

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The Great British Summer

July 16, 2018

The Great British Summer has been a wash-out for years…but not in 2018. In the Lancaster and Morecambe area the summer of 2018 so far has lasted 7 weeks, and June was officially hotter than in 1976 #melting #toonicetobeatwork #weatherandworkadvice   We all wait anxiously for the summer to come around each year and in […]

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Lawyers warn of ‘incapacity crisis’ over LPAs– another good reason to take professional advice and make a LPA

July 10, 2018

#incapacitycrisis #LPAs #make a will A report published recently by Solicitors for the Elderly has warned that around 12 million people in the UK are at high risk of future incapacity but have failed to plan ahead to ensure their wishes are followed by omitting to make a Lasting Power of Attorney. This report is […]

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Will You Marry Me?

July 9, 2018

When you hear this question, it is a time for celebration and making plans for the future.  But does your legal position change?  Are there legal issues to consider even before you are married? Here are a few points to consider from our specialist family lawyers Nicola Codd and Barbara Richardson: Does getting engaged change […]

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Enjoy the World Cup but avoid the hangover

July 2, 2018

Well….four years have passed and the World Cup football tournament has rolled around again. It’s once again time to put your patriotism to the test and support your country! #ComeOnEngland. As a result of the past few tournaments we have all become a little jaded as supporters but in 2018 we really have a team […]

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