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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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What’s a Bundle ?

Bring your bundle with you” is a common saying. It’s something that most people have heard before or maybe not at all, but what exactly IS your “bundle”? A bundle refers to the file of documents that will be reviewed by a court or tribunal during their hearing process- this could include anything from emails …

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Who is entitled to see your Will after death ?

The right to see a person’s will after they die depends on whether probate has been granted. If it isn’t, only those named executors are entitled to do so before their death but once the grant of Probate is obtained, that situation changes, and the Will becomes a public document. The executors of a Will …

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New Domestic Abuse Act 2020 Becomes Law

Updated: 22nd September 2021 The Domestic Abuse Act 20201 became law after the royal assent on 29th April. The landmark legislation aims to provide added protection to the millions of people in the UK that suffer from domestic violence. The listed below are the added protection: Increase scope to include controlling and cohesive behaviour to acknowledge …

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The importance of updating Will for married couples ?

A recent court case has emphasised the significance of married couples having Wills which makes provision for unusual life events. See below news update from our Will writing service in Enfield team. In this case, Mrs Margaret Bailey died of cancer in February 2019 and her husband Alan passed away three months later in unexpected …

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