Disagreements over financial arrangements can sour even the most amicable split. People often make false assumptions, such as the “guilty” party receiving nothing or assets automatically being divided 50/50.
Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is something of a taboo subject that people don’t like to think about or address, but it is becoming an increasing problem in the UK. Last year, the number of child victims and girls at risk of FGM doubled in England and Wales compared to the previous year.
Throughout March, QualitySolicitors Yates & Co is offering Wills at no cost* to people aged 55 and over as part of an award-winning Will Scheme partnership with Barnardo’s.
The exclusive partnership means those who do not already have one in place can have a simple Will professionally written that captures everything from final wishes and organ donation preferences, to basic inheritance and tax planning, at no cost to them.
For most people, the thought of having to attend court fills them with dread and for the victims of abuse, this dread is heightened by having to be in the same building and, indeed, room, as their abuser. In addition, sometimes the abuser is not represented by a solicitor and is able to question the victim in the witness box, which can be, in itself, abuse