Love is Still in the Air!

Good news for married couples as a new study of UK couples shows that there are now more stable marriages than thirty years ago. The study has shown divorces at their lowest levels for thirty years. Also, couples divorcing after three years of marriage is down by half and those splitting after five years is […]

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Women less likely than Men to start a New Business

According to the Government, there are unlikely obstacles which means that women are half as likely as their male counterparts to start up new businesses. In a response to this, it has asked Alison Rose, head of RBS commercial and private banking, to lead a government review into the issue. But why is this so? […]

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The HMO (House in Multiple Occupation) license is set to change.

Landlords will need to apply for a mandatory HMO license for their rental properties come 1st October 2018. The definition of a home that requires a mandatory license has changed to include properties which house five or more tenants, not from the same family, who share a kitchen and a bathroom. This replaces the three […]

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FREE library talk on Wills & LPAs tomorrow

If you want to find out more about Wills & LPAs and the merits of both, come along to our free library talk at Orpington Library tomorrow (Tuesday 18th) at 11am. There’s no need to book and all are welcome.

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Divorce and Pensions

The Pensions Advisory Service, speaking on Radio 4’s ‘Women’s Hour’ this morning outlined the importance of being aware of yours and your spouse’s pension in a divorce settlement. In England and Wales, if you are divorced or have dissolved your civil partnership then this may be included as a fair share of the assets to […]

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Are Divorce Laws set for a Potential Overhaul?

The Justice Secretary has suggested a consultation to overhaul UK divorce laws which appear antiquated and cumbersome in a modern age. Campaigners have called for a ‘no-fault divorce’ which will streamline the process allowing spouses to divorce quicker and easier. Currently, under UK law a divorce will only be granted after a two-year separation if […]

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A Mother of Three has been Jailed for Breaching a Family Court Order

A mother of three, who took her children to Alaska without the prior consent of their father has been jailed for three-and-a-half years. The children aged four and five at the time, moved to Alaska in October 2015 with their mother and her partner. Each parent was required to let the other know if they […]

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We are proud to support St Christopher’s Hospice Will Week

As in recent years, we are proud to be part of St Christopher’s Hospice Will Week. This week we will be offering clients a simple will in return for our fees to be donated to the charity. For more information on the scheme, please click here.

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House Prices Slow down over the Summer

The BBC have reported on a study by the Nationwide Building Society which reports that house prices have slowed down over the summer. Average house prices have fallen by 0.5% in August compared to July with the average house now costing £214,745. Pressure on household budgets and uncertain economic conditions are thought to have contributed […]

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Aretha Franklin dies without a Will

The Queen of Soul, who passed away on the 16th August, died not make a Will. This will leave her family with uncertainty on how her estate will be divided. Under Michigan Law, her sons will divide their mother’s assets equally in the absence of a Will. In this country, her estate would be distributed […]

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