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  • Posted on July 21, 2017
    A Clean Break/Consent Order is a type of Court Order that can be granted after a divorce severing the financial ties between you and your ex-spouse, meaning you no longer have to provide financial support for him/her. It also means that neither of you can claim money from the other in the future. The Order allows you both to officially end the financial commitments between you.
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  • Posted on May 22, 2017
    The phrase Dementia Tax is the one being applied to the Conservative Party’s proposals for the funding of Social Care, if as seems likely they are re- elected on June 8th.

    The current position is that a person going into residential care must leave their home to obtain the care they need and the care is very expensive. This justified the forced sale of the main residence. Thousands of people every month are forced to sell their homes to pay for residential care under the current scheme.
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  • Posted on May 22, 2017
    The phrase Dementia Tax is the one being applied to the Conservative Party’s proposals for the funding of Social Care, if as seems likely they are re- elected on June 8th.

    The current position is that a person going into residential care must leave their home to obtain the care they need and the care is very expensive. This justified the forced sale of the main residence. Thousands of people every month are forced to sell their homes to pay for residential care under the current scheme.
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  • Posted on May 9, 2017
    Buying a house with your partner is a huge step not to mention probably the biggest financial commitment you will ever have.

    When you are happy in your relationship and thinking of buying a house together the last thing on your mind will be, what happens if we break up?! It really should be one of the most important questions you ask yourself and discuss with your partner. You should consider;

    • How much each person is putting into the deposit?
    • Any gifted deposits from family?
    • Any family loans where for example your parents loan you the money and expect that one day you will repay it?

    In this decade more people are buying houses together who aren’t married than ever before, if the relationship does end that you will wish you discussed these questions.
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  • Posted on May 8, 2017
    There is a common misconception that the court favours the mother, when deciding who a child should live with, the Court will consider what is best for your child, not the parents. They do not automatically favour one parent over the other.

    Family law in England & Wales has evolved to recognise that a father can be the primary caregiver, just as women can now be the breadwinners. There is no gender bias. The courts consider what is in the best interests of the child.
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