September 2012 Archive

Will my finances survive my divorce?

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This week has been deemed "Dispute Resolution Week" by family lawyers who are raising awareness of dispute resolution as a modern, constructive and respectful method of resolving disputes. More …

Family dispute resolution: Final thoughts

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Contemplating separation or divorce can be very daunting and often both the legal and practical consequences can be upsetting for all involved. This is especially the case when there are children involved. More …

Divorce and the family business

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If you are part of a family business you know how important it is to stop the personal emotions affecting the business. More …

Four out of five people in the South East say children should come first in divorce

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A new survey reveals attitudes to separation and divorce as new advice guide launched. Two thirds of people in the region have a divorced family member and 43% assume divorce can never be without conflict. More …

Unmarried but in need of legal help and don’t know where to go?

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These days there are all sorts of ways of achieving a civilised divorce but what options exist for the growing number of couples who simply live together, or unmarried parents who do not share a home? More …

You can reduce your inheritance tax liability by giving to charity

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From 6 April 2012 people who leave at least 10% of their net estate to charity can pay a reduced rate of inheritance tax (IHT) of 36% instead of 40%. More …

Six tax efficient ways of giving to charity

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There are many ways of giving to charity whether that is giving your time or making a donation. More …

Guidance on Charitable Incorporated Organisations

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A CIO is a new type of legal structure for a charity which provides charities with a viable alternative to a company limited by guarantee. More …

Addressing contact difficulties

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It goes without saying that, in most cases, it is in a child's best interests to have meaningful contact with both of their parents. More …

Forced marriages

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A forced marriage (FM) is one to which either party does not provide their full and free consent. More …