The ideal time to purchase your first home
For many years, reports have dominated the media suggesting that the UK is suffering from a so-called housing crisis – with younger Britons increasingly struggling to secure a place on the nation’s property ladder.
The art of the amicable divorce
Divorce is often thought of as a confrontational matter. This idea is exacerbated by the fact that, in order to divorce through the Courts within two years of a split, couples are expected to demonstrate that their marriage has broken down ‘irretrievably’ on grounds of unreasonable behaviour – a task which can often lead to ‘playing the blame game’.
The Christmas period is an important time for families – particularly those who have children. But the festive season can often pose a problem for divorced or separated couples, who may find themselves fighting over child access during the Christmas holidays.
Longstanding research suggests that the period immediately following the school summer holidays is prime time for divorce and separation in the UK.
Recent media reports have shed light on some of the issues which may arise regarding children’s holidays – particularly in cases where parents are separated.
Overseas property owners may not be able to rely on agreements which currently allow estates spread across multiple jurisdictions to be dealt with under English law, after the UK leaves the EU in two years’ time.
Being appointed as the Executor in a friend or family member’s Will can be a daunting and difficult experience, as the role has far-reaching responsibilities and heavy administrative implications.
Residential property transactions are on the rise, with the latest data from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) revealing that 1,231,120 home purchases made their way past the completion stage in 2016 – that’s 5,150 more than in 2015.
During divorce proceedings, it is of crucial importance that both parties declare the full and true nature of their assets. If assets have been concealed or incorrectly disclosed, it is difficult to visualise what a ‘fair settlement’ should look like – which could potentially lead to disputes further down the line should one party wish to challenge an ‘unfair settlement’.
The dangers of online divorce
The Legal Services Board (LSB) is warning consumers about the dangers of online divorce, after research found that more than one in ten divorces are dealt with through unregulated online providers.