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Selling the family home on relationship breakdown

When a relationship breaks down usually one of the main assets the parties have to negotiate over is what is to happen to the family home. If the property is in joint names, the parties need to decide whether one will be able to buy the other’s interest or whether the property should be sold […]

Care fees – Deferred Payment Agreements steadily rise

Deferred Payment Agreements (DPAs) are arrangements with the local authority that enable people to use the value of their homes to help pay for care home costs.  If eligible, the local authority will help to pay a client’s care home bills on their behalf.  The client can delay repaying the local authority until they choose […]

Enforcement agents may enter homes via video

The Law Society has recently reported on a surprising decision of the High Court on the subject of enforcement agents during the pandemic. The High Court has ruled that an enforcement agent may enter into a controlled goods agreement within the meaning of Schedule 12 to the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007 with a […]

Do parents need each other’s permission to post photos of their child online?

This question comes up time and again in cases where parents have separated and are now trying to figure out how to parent their children when they are no longer one family unit. The issue of privacy and posting to social media was unlikely to be a big issue when the parents were together because […]

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