News archive: May 2017

  • 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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  • Posted on May 6, 2017
    If your marriage has broken down but you are not ready to get a divorce, you should consider a Separation Agreement to formalise the arrangements between you and husband/wife. If you later decide to get divorced the financial settlement contained in the Separation Agreement can be drafted into a court Order “Clean Break”.

    A Separation Agreement is ideal for people who either have not been married for a year yet (therefore they cannot divorce) or people who just aren’t ready to take the plunge and legally end the marriage.
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  • Posted on May 5, 2017
    We can help you with the legal side of your property sale or purchase, remortgage, lease extension or equity transfer. Here is a guide to selling your home....
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  • Posted on May 4, 2017
    There is only one ground in England & Wales for a divorce and that is “Your marriage has irretrievably broken down”. Once you have decided that the marriage has irretrievably broken down the first stage within the divorce proceedings is to decide on the reason for your divorce. You must choose one of the five facts of divorce. These are:

    1. Adultery
    2. Unreasonable behaviour
    3. Desertion
    4. You’ve been separated for 2 years and you both agree to the divorce
    5. You’ve been separated for 5 years
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  • Posted on May 3, 2017
    What are the new vaping laws being introduced in the UK next month? The changes will come into place next month on the 20th May and here’s what you need to know
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  • Posted on May 2, 2017
    Millions of UK driving licences are out of date because people just haven’t noticed! Make sure you aren’t one of them.

    The DVLA say that over 2 million UK driving licences are out of date. If you’ve got a photo driving licence, check the 4b date on it, as that’s when your photo needs to be renewed.

    The cheapest way to renew is online via the DVLA for £14 or you can post it for £17.
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