Private Client Issues - November 2017

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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. 

Families who refuse organ donation remind us to speak out about our wishes

It was recently reported that over the past five years, organs from 505 registered donors could not be made available for transplant due to objections from relatives. Although wishes may be recorded in a Will, this is often not immediately looked at. Blake Morgan provides a reminder of things you should discuss with your loved ones.

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Government acts to improve the home-buying and selling process

The Government has recently announced that it wants to reform and modernise the home-buying process to make it "cheaper, faster and less stressful". The Housing White Paper set out plans to address the broken housing market and the call for evidence will look at how the Government can facilitate further improvement in the home buying experience. Blake Morgan looks at the issues the Government are taking views on as part of the consultation. 

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Covert recordings – is it ever smart to record your ex-partner or children?

We unequivocally live in a smartphone society and as a result, it couldn't be easier to take a cheeky picture or covertly record whatever is happening around you. But when a relationship breaks down, think before you are tempted to make covert recordings. Blake Morgan looks at how such evidence can be treated during divorce and children cases.

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Thou must not admit adultery

Anyone who has watched the latest series of Doctor Foster will be acutely aware of the perils of adultery! Blake Morgan debunks some of the common myths surrounding divorce when adultery is involved.

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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.