Private Client Issues - November 2016

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Welcome to this month's edition of Private Client Issues, Blake Morgan's monthly round-up of the topics you may find of interest.

Should I leave a gift in my Will to help my grandchild get on to the property ladder?

As the 'Bank of Mum and Dad' morphs into the 'legacy of Nan and Grandad' how do you judge the right balance? A gift to your grandchildren may provide a useful solution to help them get on the property ladder, but will your own children have enough to live comfortably? If you think you may wish to provide for your grandchildren in your Will, read our key issues to consider.

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Countdown to the 2017 non-dom changes: How will you be affected?

The post-Brexit rumour that the government would shelve, or at least postpone, the planned changes to the taxation of non-doms next year was, in fact, only a pipe dream. The government has reiterated that they remain committed to bringing in substantial changes to legislation in April 2017. How will you be affected?

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Potential pitfalls with IVF paperwork

Major life events, such as marriage and divorce, all rely the paperwork being in place to protect both parties. An area not to be forgotten is couples undergoing fertility treatments. The recent case of Re V (Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008) demonstrates what can happen when paperwork, and in this instance, consent forms, are not in place.

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Separation step by step – communication, personal possessions and finances

From communicating with an ex, to gaining information on their finances and getting your personal possessions back – Blake Morgan is regularly asked practical questions about how to approach a separation. Ensure you preserve the remaining goodwill with an ex-partner, by reading Blake Morgan's step by step separation tips.

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If you are impacted by any of the above topics or you would like further information on how we can help you, please contact your usual Blake Morgan adviser. 

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Helen is the Divisional Director for Private Law based in the firm's London office and is responsible for the delivery of private law services across Blake Morgan’s six offices.

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