Does a spouse or civil partner have rights in a house that the other partner owns?

March 2, 2018

The law currently gives you more rights when you are married or enter into a civil partnership than as cohabitees. One important legal consequence of being married is that you have matrimonial home rights which means that you have the right to live in a property that is owned in your spouse’s name and that right can be registered […]

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Top Tips for a Dignified Divorce

February 13, 2018

When you separate the process of getting divorced can seem like an expensive, out of control, minefield but it doesn’t have to be.  Be kind to yourself and your children and access support.  Family and friends or professionals can all be helpful depending upon the level of support your situation requires. Here are a few […]

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Helping Children when their parents separate

January 30, 2018

Separation and divorce is always difficult for us to deal with as adults so imagine how children feel when their parents separate. Whatever their age they are likely to feel a real sense of loss and may feel that they are in some way to blame. To help them come to terms with this change […]

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Pensions can be shared on divorce

January 9, 2018

Did you know that within divorce proceedings the court has the power, as well as making orders for maintenance and transferring or selling property and other capital assets, to share pensions? Pension sharing orders enable  the pension company to transfer a specified percentage of the pension into a pension in the other person’s name and […]

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Have you heard of Collaborative Family Law?

December 13, 2017

Our niche Family Law Practice in Lancaster has two collaboratively trained solicitors, Nicola Codd and Barbara Richardson, who will help you find the best way to resolve issues on divorce and separation as constructively as possible. We work collaboratively with you and your ex at meetings to help you resolve the issues together by agreement. […]

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Cohabitation Awareness Week

November 30, 2017

Our family law solicitors Nicola Codd and Barbara Richardson are committed members of Resolution, first for family law who campaign for a fairer family justice system. We are supporting Resolution’s Cohabitation Awareness Week this week to make more people aware of the lack of legal protection upon separation for cohabiting couples. There are around 7 […]

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Stamp Duty Land Tax Relief for First Time Buyers

November 23, 2017

Attention all first-time buyers! Stamp Duty Land Tax relief for first-time buyers has just been announced within the Autumn Budget 2017. What does this mean for me? Give us a call at Baines Bagguley Penhale Solicitors, we will be able answer your questions and provide you with a quote for costs to buy your first […]

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Flooding! #Propertyflooded #Floodinsurance

October 13, 2017

Many people will have experienced flash flooding in some parts of Morecambe and Lancaster in July this year. It is important to know if your property is within a recognised flood risk area as history of flooding could have a detrimental impact on the value of the Property and the terms of your buildings insurance. […]

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Property Fraud! #Beware #Fraud

October 13, 2017

No property is safe from fraudsters! Watch this small video clip published by the HM Land Registry on property fraud: To find out what steps, if any, you need to take to protect your property from fraud contact Ikram Dola at Baines Bagguley Penhale.

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Lancaster Jazz Festival – 15th-17th September 2017

September 11, 2017

We are pleased to announce our involvement in the Lancaster Jazz Festival this year. We are proud to be sponsoring young guitarist Billy Marrows. He will be appearing on stage in Sun Square on Saturday 16th at 4pm. Be sure to go along if you can – the Festival is bigger-than-ever this year! Click here […]

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