Leaving A Gift In Your Will To Charity

Leaving a gift in your Will to charity

The International Day of Charity is celebrated annually on September 5th, and was declared an official event by the UN General Assembly in 2012. This annual event prompts many people to think about how they can help local and national charities. Did you know, that one of the best ways to support a charity is to leave them a gift in your Will? Many charities in the UK rely on donations left behind by their supporters, and any gift you leave could make a vital difference to the work of the organisation. There are…

Back To School: Coronavirus Rules, Measures, And Restrictions In Schools

Back to school: coronavirus rules, measures, and restrictions in schools

With pupils returning to school, and many coronavirus restrictions now lifted, we understand that both parents and pupils will have questions about what to expect. In this article, we look at the rules around wearing masks, self-isolating, and testing in relation to school pupils. Will children need to self-isolate if they are in contact with a pupil who has tested positive? The rules changed on 16th August with children aged under 18 no longer required to self-isolate if they have come into close contact with a person who has tested…

Divorce And Grandparents’ Rights

Divorce and grandparents’ rights

When a couple makes the decision to divorce, the breakdown of the relationship can have far-reaching consequences. Unfortunately, grandparents of any children of the relationship can suffer and even be prevented from seeing their grandchildren as often as they would like. However, there are certain actions grandparents can take to secure child arrangements with their grandchildren and in this article, we look at some of the solutions to a very sensitive legal problem. Do grandparents have any legal rights? Under UK law, grandparents do not have an automatic right through…

Can You Make A Power Of Attorney Online?

Can you make a Power of Attorney online?

It is possible to make a Power of Attorney online, but whether you should is an entirely different matter. The process of making a Power of Attorney seems straightforward, but for those who are unfamiliar with the process, there are many potential pitfalls which could result in your application being rejected or your wishes not being carried out correctly. In this article, we look at some of the common difficulties we see when clients attempt to make a Power of Attorney online. How do I make a Power of Attorney…

Gifting And Inheritance Tax Explained

Gifting and inheritance tax explained

As part of inheritance tax planning, or simply as part of passing on wealth to the next generation, you may consider gifting money or property to family or friends. However, there are several things you need to know about gifting and inheritance tax. In this article, we give a brief overview of gifting and inheritance tax, including who you can gift to, how much you can gift, and what it means if you continue to benefit from the gift. Giving away money or property to avoid inheritance tax One of…

COVID-19 Vaccine: What If My Partner Objects To Our Child Being Vaccinated?

COVID-19 vaccine: What if my partner objects to our child being vaccinated?

With the COVID-19 vaccine being quickly rolled out across the UK, there are concerns among some about the long-term impact and side effects of the vaccine. As a result, some are reluctant to get the vaccine themselves or let their children be vaccinated. The law in the UK allows parents to decide whether their children should be vaccinated, but what happens when parents or those with parental responsibility disagree? In this article, we look at what happens if one parent objects to a child being vaccinated. What happens when parents…

Marriage Breakdowns Could Head For Their Own Lockdown

Marriage breakdowns could head for their own lockdown

The easing of lockdown may have been the catalyst for the announcement by billionaire Bill Gates and his wife that they were heading for divorce and separate lives, with data from Google showing a surge in searches for divorce guidance as restrictions were relaxed. But while Bill and Melinda reportedly reached a financial settlement agreement before making their news public, with Gates transferring shares worth $2.4 billion to his estranged wife, this clear-cut route may be closed to those who are less well off. That’s because financial hardships, the potential…

How A Lasting Power Of Attorney Can Help Someone With Dementia

How a Lasting Power of Attorney can help someone with dementia

This blog looks at how a Lasting Power of Attorney can help if someone has dementia, and marks Dementia Action Week that runs from 17th - 23rd May 2021 and is a national event that sees the public coming together to take action to improve the lives of people affected by dementia. When a person receives a dementia diagnosis, this doesn’t automatically mean they cannot make important decisions. However, as their symptoms worsen, they may no longer be able to make decisions about their finances, health, or care. We refer to…

Blog: Why Do You Need A Cohabitation Agreement?

Blog: Why do you need a cohabitation agreement?

Do you need a cohabitation agreement if you live with your partner, or considering moving in together? There is, of course, no legal requirement to have a cohabitation agreement to live with a partner, but it can be a useful tool to protect your finances and establish practical arrangements. In this article, we look at why you might want to get a cohabitation agreement and what such an agreement can do for you. What is a cohabitation agreement? A cohabitation agreement is basically an outline of an open and honest…

Blog: Non-payment Of Child Maintenance: What Happens If A Parent Does Not Pay?

Blog: Non-payment of child maintenance: What happens if a parent does not pay?

Under a child maintenance arrangement, child support is usually paid by the parent who does not have day-to-day care of the child or does not usually live with the child. In cases of non-payment of child maintenance, the receiving parent could launch a civil legal claim. However, this option is expensive and still leaves the issue of ensuring the paying parent complies with the judgment. Instead, where possible, you, as the receiving parent, can approach the Child Maintenance Service (CMS), which has wide-ranging powers of enforcement. What measures can the…

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