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What is a ToLATA Claim?

what is a TOLATA claim? | 5 minute read If you and your partner split up without being married, dividing your family home can be complex and costly. According to UK law, unmarried couples and married couples have significantly different rights when it comes to ending...

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Drink Driving : Laws, Penalties and Facts

What are the laws surrounding drink driving?| 5 minute readIn 2018, TV's Ant McPartlin received a 20-month driving ban and an £86,000 fine for drink driving, one of the largest "driving under the influence" fines ever issued in the UK. The presenter was driving a mini...

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Prohibited Steps Order: How Do I Apply?

Prohibited Steps Order | Read Time 2-4 Minutes.What is a prohibited steps order? A prohibited steps order is a type of court order used in family and child disputes. One parent can use this order to stop the other from making decisions about the child's life and...

What is a Special Guardianship Order?

What is a Special Guardianship Order? | 5 Minute Read. If a child's biological parents can no longer look after them, and if the child is not eligible for adoption, you can apply to be a special guardian. The appointed special guardian is given parental responsibility...

What is a ToLATA Claim?

what is a TOLATA claim? | 5 minute read If you and your partner split up without being married, dividing your family home can be complex and costly. According to UK law, unmarried couples and married couples have significantly different rights when it comes to ending...

Child Custody: 5 Things You Need to Know

Child Custody: 5 Things You Need to Know? | 7 minute read Child custody is a particularly complex area of family law. When a couple get divorced or separate, child arrangements are easily one of the most cost challenging factors to amicably agree upon. The term...

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What is a ToLATA Claim?

what is a TOLATA claim? | 5 minute read If you and your partner split up without being married, dividing your family home can be complex and costly. According to UK law, unmarried couples and married couples have significantly different rights when it comes to ending...

How Long Does It Take To Evict A Tenant?

How Long Does It Take To Evict A Tenant? | Read Time 2-4 Minutes.When it comes to eviction, there is "no one size fits all". Notice periods vary across the board and are determined by the eviction notice served, and the grounds which the tenant has broken. This means...

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Executor of Will Duties | A Complete Guide

Being chosen to be an executor of a will can be very daunting. You will be personally liable for various responsibilities that you will have to carry out. Therefore, it's crucial that you understand your role as an executor. If you need help with administering a loved...

Mirror Wills: A Guide for Couples

Mirror Wills | 5 minute readWriting a will is a hugely important part of life and of getting older. The great thing about writing a will is that you can tailor it to be exactly what you want and reflect your wishes. There are many different ways to draft a will,...

What is a PA1P Form?

PA1P FORM | Read Time 2-4 Minutes. When a loved one passes away, sorting out their estate and getting affairs in order can be a stressful ordeal. Applying for probate can take a long time, and filling in forms such as a PA1P form or an IHT400 form can be complex...

What is a Deed of Variation?

what is a deed of variation? | Read Time 2-4 Minutes.We've all heard the phrase "last will and testament." But did you know that the wishes in someone's will could still be changed after they pass away? If you want to change the portion of an estate that is left to...

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Executor of Will Duties | A Complete Guide

Being chosen to be an executor of a will can be very daunting. You will be personally liable for various responsibilities that you will have to carry out. Therefore, it's crucial that you understand your role as an executor. If you need help with administering a loved...

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