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Extension Time

Extension of video-witness of Wills extended until 2020

Video-witness of Wills. We can continue the use of video witnesses of Wills, at least until 2024. The option to have your Wills witnessed remotely via video link was passed as legislation after the outbreak of the coronavirus. According to a recent survey, 1 in 10 legal professionals used remote Will witnessing during the lockdown and …

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Family Court Fees

Family Court Fees

The introduction of Court Fees (Miscellaneous Amendments) Order 2021 has now increased certain court fees for the first time since 2016. The court fees are increasing due to inflation. The following increases will have effect: – The fee for filing a petition for a divorce, a nullity or civil partnership dissolution will increase from £550 …

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Contest Will

You want to challenge a Will but don’t know where to start?

Disputing a Will can also be referred to as ‘contentious probate’ and it is a dispute relating to the distribution of a person’s estate when they pass away. There are several reasons why people decide to challenge a Will after the testator is dead. You may feel that you deserve more. You may feel you …

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Inheritance Tax -v- Divorce Settlement

Sismey v Salandron: Can a claim under the Inheritance Act supersede divorce settlements?

Can a claim under the Inheritance Act supersede divorce settlements? The Court has considered for the first time, whether the terms of a divorce settlement can be enforced as against a claim for reasonable provision under section 11 of the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 (“the Act”). The case of Sismey v …

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Digital Assets

5 tips on how to ensure that your digital assets are included in your estate planning

5 tips on how to ensure that your digital assets are included in your estate planning Organising your assets such as land, bank accounts and jewellery is a key part of the estate planning process. However, in the ever-changing digital age, we must also consider those non-traditional assets which hold sentimental or financial value (or …

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