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Financial Remedy Centres

Often we are required to remind or explain to spouses that getting a divorce decree does not deal with the financial claims arising from the marriage. Although the two processes are linked together by the same case number, they are different processes and have different requirements. In every case, both spouses are encouraged to reach […]

Blurred lines? Attorneys and executors

It’s often wrongly assumed the roles of attorneys and executors are one and the same. Sometimes, for example, a person who has held a Power of Attorney (POA) for years is under the impression this allows them to continue dealing with a person’s finances and assets — or they are automatically appointed as executor — […]

Eviction ban extended

We have reported previously on the rules pertaining to residential evictions and how they have been amended temporarily due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Along with many other such measures (for example the furlough scheme), last week the government confirmed that the temporary ban on evictions for residential landlords would be extended to the 31 May […]

Online portal for divorce

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) is a wonderful hub of information on various topics and areas concerning all four corners of the UK. It has recently reported on a stark rise in the number of opposite-sex couples divorcing in England and Wales. The number of divorces rose by nearly 20% in 2019, the biggest […]