Writing Wills and Estate Planning may seem to some, something to get round to in the future. But rather alarmingly, a recent IRN Wills and Probate Research Report, titled UK Wills & Probate Market 2020: Consumer Research Report*, has found that fewer than 4 in 10 adults in the UK have made a Will, despite owning a property.
There is a common perception that when married, it is a person’s ‘obligation’ to satisfy their partner sexually on the terms of their partner. It is a difficult subject for many to discuss or seek legal advice, so we have created this join article to address some of the myths and where the law stands on non-consensual sex in a marriage and whether it constitutes martial rape.
On Valentine’s Day you see a lovely array of proposals on social media capturing the moment or that all important beautiful ring. After taking a moment to enjoy the romantic aspect of commitment that two people are making to one another, as a family lawyer you start to think about the practical element of both parties protecting themselves should the marriage end.
During the lockdown, the BBC published an article highlighting the increased number of calls to advice and supportive helplines. It was reported that the National Domestic Abuse Helpline had more that 40,000 calls in the first few months of lockdown.
When the UK entered into the first lockdown in March 2020, separated parents struggled to access information about whether the arrangements for child contact between both parents’ respective households could continue.
The threat of the coronavirus increases and while most of us are primarily worried about the health of loved ones and making sure we have enough food and medicines to weather the storm, if you are about to exchange contracts it can leave you wondering what you should do.
A Lasting Power of Attorney (also known as an LPA) is a legal document that can be used to appoint someone else to make decisions about your own assets, health and welfare.