Private Client Issues – February 2019


Posted by Helen Bunker, 14th February 2019
Welcome to this month’s edition of Private Client Issues, Blake Morgan’s monthly round-up of the topics you may find of interest. Insight and advice on developments affecting private individuals.

Simple is not necessarily better when making a Will

What actually makes a Will a ‘good’ or ‘proper’ one that does what you want it to do? Is legal jargon necessary? We examine the details.

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The courts don’t make you feel better

While most people don’t start court proceedings lightly, there can be an element of hoping that it will be cathartic or therapeutic in some way and that ‘justice’ will be done. In our first blog for Family Mediation Week, our Resolution expert takes a closer look.

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Divorce – is there a gender bias and will I get 50/50?

Is the financial division in family law automatically weighted in favour of one party? We take a look at the heart of the matter.

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Negotiating a settlement agreement at the end of employment

We take a look at negotiating a settlement agreement between an employer and an employee, where an employee waives their right to make certain claims, usually in return for monetary compensation.

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Can I change my child’s surname?

There are many reasons why a parent might want to change their child’s surname, including due to parental separation, divorce or re-marriage. A child’s surname is an integral part of who they are and can be a very emotive issue, which we explore further.

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Research shows that divorced women are financially far worse off than their married counterparts

New research from mutual insurer Royal London has shown that divorcing women are continuing to lose out on sharing pension wealth upon divorce.

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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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