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No-fault divorce delayed until April 2022

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It has been confirmed that the introduction of no-fault divorce, which is part of the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act, has been delayed until 6 April 2022. The act was due to come into force in Autumn 2021, but the government have now announced that...

Queen's grandson Peter Phillips heading to court over divorce financial settlement

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The Queen’s grandson Peter Phillips is set for a court appearance with his estranged wife Autumn as they attempt to reach a financial settlement over their divorce. A High Court judge is due to hear from each party’s respective lawyers as they...

Getting a Divorce during the COVID-19 Pandemic? The Benefits of Alternative Dispute Resolution

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With everything going on in the world, you may be feeling relationship strain. It is very normal in times of great stress for people to start thinking about whether their relationship is healthy and whether it is making them as happy and fulfilled as they...

Bank of England mortgage review could help first-time buyers

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The Bank of England is currently reviewing mortgage lending rules to decide whether they should allow lower deposits. Concerns over the fact that first-time buyers were being left out of the market, have led the Bank of England to review their mortgage...

Can You Make a Will Online?

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If you could make your Will entirely online, from the comfort of your own home, without having to meet any other person or sign a single physical document, would you do it? In October, we reported on Lockdown Wills and how the Government has recently...

'Lockdown Wills' made via video link to be made legal

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Wills witnessed over video link software such as Zoom, Skype and FaceTime became legal in September 2020. The law has also been backdated to validate any Will made via video link on or after 31 January 2020. There are few people in the UK who have not been...

Why are home movers becoming more common than first time buyers again?

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Home movers are now more likely to buy houses than first time buyers. Despite first time buyers making up the biggest proportion of the UK property market for the first time in 23 years in 2018, their numbers have dropped again. Industry experts now reckon...

No-Fault divorce due to come into effect in Autumn 2021

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From Autumn 2021, couples in the UK will be able to separate without having to blame one another for the breakdown of their relationship thanks to the introduction of ‘no-fault’ divorce. This is being introduced by the Divorce, Dissolution and...

Probate Delays - How long Will You Have to Wait?

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The grief of losing a friend or relative is difficult enough, but when you are also responsible for sorting out their final affairs, the process can seem overwhelming,  even if their estate is ‘straightforward’. For the vast majority of...

Coronavirus

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Devereux & Co is still open for business, and our staff are still working hard on your matters despite the Coronavirus outbreak. We have had to make some adjustments to our working practices – we have tried to minimise disruption where possible. ...

Brexit

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The summer of 2016 was a tumultuous one in British politics which began with the EU referendum on 23 June.  During those summer months it felt as though the country would no longer be surprised by any turn of events in the nation’s politics. So...

Christmas contact

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Whilst retailers have been trying to sell us the idea of buying Christmas gifts since the summer, most of us will have ignored those advances, and will probably not properly turn our minds not turn our minds to the festive period until this month. Indeed,...

Should you make a Will?

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It is a relatively well known fact that more people do not make Wills than do make Wills. If you die without making a Will the law ‘writes’ a Will for you; your estate will be administered in line with these legal rules.   For example,...

Stamp Duty Changes

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As we all know, when we buy a residential property we, generally speaking, have to pay tax to the government in the form of Stamp Duty Land Tax - stamp duty.  This has previously been an additional cost people factored into the purchase of a new...

Is January the busiest month for divorce solicitors?

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Every January the press polish up the same articles they printed last year, and the year before, saying WOW! January is the busiest month of the year for divorce solicitors . There is some truth in this, but there is also an element of urban myth. The myth...