Private Client Issues – February 2022


10th February 2022

Welcome to this month’s edition of Private Client Issues, Blake Morgan’s monthly round-up of the topics you may find of interest. It features insight and advice on developments affecting private individuals.

As the UK continues to get back to the office, we are focused on providing you with a high-quality service, while working to keep our staff, clients and contacts safe. Our offices are all open and we are continuing with a phased increase in attendance whilst enabling social distancing to be maintained. We remain happy to meet with you virtually, or in person where this is preferred. We are really proud of the way that our staff have risen to the challenge without impacting the service we provide.

Examining the probate fee increase

The probate fee increase has come under scrutiny, although the aim is to make probate and administration of estates simpler.

Read more about probate fees.

How to apply for family mediation vouchers

How does the Family Mediation Voucher Scheme work? Our mediators explain how to apply and how this can help you and your family.

Read more about family mediation vouchers.

Protect your own brand name if you are a real life superhero

The importance of trade marking your own name before someone else does cannot be overstated.

Read more about brand protection here.

Consider digital assets when drafting a Will

Research undertaken by the Law Society showed that just a quarter of people surveyed know what happens to their digital assets when they die and why it is important to include them in their Will. Of those surveyed who have a Will, over 90% had not included any digital asset provisions in their Will. This begs the question, why, when we use computers in almost every aspect of our daily lives, is this number so high?

Read more about digital assets here.

The importance of Consent Orders in divorce

It is always advisable to enter into a Consent Order recording a financial agreement in the event of a divorce, even if the separation is amicable, in order for the agreement to be legally binding.

Read more about Consent Orders here.

 

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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