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The right answer isn’t always obvious

Financial Settlement

We are experienced with complex financial agreements and settlements

Homemade isn’t always best

Use someone who knows what they are doing to prepare your will! Well, I would say that, wouldn’t I? I’m a solicitor and this is my area of work. Your immediate thought was probably “And how much is that going to cost?” That’s nearly always the first question that I’m...

Gaslighting and Murder

    Murder isn’t murder when it’s Self-Defence, but what about Coercive Abuse, Gaslighting and driving someone mad?   Sally Challen killed her husband with 20 blows from a hammer in 2010 and was sentenced to a minimum of 18 years in prison. It seemed like the act of a...

Probate Fees – Tax or fees?

  Probate Fees - Tax or fees? Estates worth £500,000 - 1 Million will see an increase of £2,285.00    The House of Commons Delegated Legislation Committee has today* taken the first step in allowing a huge hike in probate fees to hit bereaved families, with fees...

Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos Divorce Settlement

Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos Divorce Settlement  What is fair and what would happen here in the UK?   Opinions here will vary, depending on your point of view and knowledge of Family Law. So, forget the law for the moment, let’s look at some typical situations:...

New Protection for Tenants From Premises Unfit for Human Habitation

Residential Tenancies  New Protection for Tenants From Premises Unfit for Human Habitation Just before Christmas Parliament passed the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018. The Act, which will come into force on 20th March 2019, aims to improve standards in...

Do you have the right to change your child’s name?

Do you have the right to change your child’s name? Can I change my child’s surname? Yes, however there are exceptions to this. Where a child is under the age of 16, the surname of the child can be changed by Deed Poll. However, everyone with Parental Responsibility...

Disputes over Child Arrangements

Disputes over Child Arrangements   When going through divorce or separation, couples with children often try to make arrangements for their children.Some couples may be able to set out an informal agreement. However, where an agreement cannot be reached, parties...

She’s doing it again ….

Well. Here I go again on the Extramile Challenge. At least I know what I’m doing these days….   Extramile exists to raise charity funds which it then applies to other charities. It takes no profit from its activities. Each team also raises funds that they then...

Decided to get Divorced? . . . Decisions, decisions, decisions . . .

Each month Mary and Dawn discuss another topic in MK Pulse a local magazine for the Milton Keynes community.  In June they discussed Divorce and all the decisions that come with it. Mary: “Daniel Kahneman won a Nobel Prize for his research on...

Divorce – When Sleeping Dogs Wake Up!

  Divorce – When Sleeping Dogs Wake Up! When a marriage comes to an end, the parties are often tempted to allow things to drift. They decide to go their separate ways and may not feel any urgent need to confront what may be difficult issues between them. The...

Pre-Nuptial & Co-habitation

You may want to consider an agreement before or instead of marriage

Divorce, Dissolution & Separation

We guide people who are separating through the legal maze

Children

We can help you agree arrangements for your children

Applying for Divorce

You must have been married, or been in a civil partnership for at least one year