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Coercive and Controlling Behaviour – Child Arrangement Order

Coercive and Controlling Behaviour – Child Arrangement Order

Earlier this year the court of appeal issued guidance on abuse domestic hearing and findings of fact. There were four conjoined appeal cases on the issue relating to fact findings in hearings relating to child arrangements under the Child Act 1989 Proceedings. Re B-B—appealing a decision of HHJ Scarratt. Re H—appealing a decision of HHJ …

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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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Dealing with dementia – We are here to Help!

What is dementia? Dementia is a general term for over 100 different diseases, including Alzheimer’s. It describes the symptoms of several diseases and conditions which cause the progressive decline of the brain. One type of dementia is the most common. Symptoms associated with dementia: Thinking speed lowered Difficulty in making Judgement Mood and emotions Memory …

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Changes to notice periods in England from 1 October 2021 – Section 21

UPDATE–30TH September 2021 The Coronavirus Act 2020 (Residential Tenancies and Notices) (Amendment and Suspension) (England) Regulations 2021 coming into force on 1 October 2021 means that notice periods will now revert to pre-covid time. What does this mean?  This means that the notice period for section 21 notice will revert to 2 months’ notice and …

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Deputyship and the Court of Protection | Community Care Solicitors

When a person has lost their mental capacity, it can be difficult to know what the best course of action is. Lasting Powers Of Attorney grants you legal authority over your loved one’s affairs while Deputyships give them more control than just hands-on management; however, they may take longer and cost significantly more money or …

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