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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:...

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...