Dr Nighat Arif on Coping with Divorce

March 15, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Uncategorized

  Dr Nighat Arif from DOCTORnow - a private general medical service based at Champneys Tring - has kindly provided us with some valuable advice on Coping with Divorce, and how separation affects couples, individuals, their children and extended family:   "At the end of the day, every couple has a point in their relationship where the negatives stack up so much that being together causes more distress. It is up to the couple to decide where that line in the sand is drawn. Sadly when such transitions in life happen, casualties occur and when a heart breaks it does not break ...

Changing your Will after Separation

August 29, 2016  |   Posted by :   |   Uncategorized

It's important to keep your will up to date to reflect your changing circumstances during and after the separation process. Until you have a decree absolute, you are still a married couple from a legal point of view, and inheritance laws will treat you as such unless you specify otherwise. Without a will, intestacy rules state that your estate passes to your spouse, even if you are going through the separation process. If you have children, the first £250,000 of your estate will go to your spouse, and the rest will be divided equally into two parts – one half going to your children, and the rest to ...

Ring in the changes of the New Year… and update your will!

December 28, 2015  |   Posted by :   |   Uncategorized

As the end of the year approaches, it’s a natural time to start thinking about your plans for 2016 as well as looking back on what’s changed this year. Maybe you changed jobs or moved house, met the love of your life or welcomed a new addition to your family into the world. Twelve months may zip past these days, but a lot can happen in that time – and while making or updating your will may not be top of your to-do list, the New Year can be a good time to take stock of your life changes and prepare for the future. It’s ...

Mortgage rates at an all-time low – is it time to buy?

June 17, 2015  |   Posted by :   |   Uncategorized

Mortgage rates have dropped dramatically in the last few months, with the average cost of a two-year variable rate deal falling down below 2% as lenders attempt to out-do one another. Experts suggest that mortgage lenders are eager to take new accounts in the uncertain period surrounding the general election. A spokeswoman from Moneyfacts said: “We are currently seeing lenders outbid each other to offer the lowest possible deal on the market to grab headlines. This is because many lenders are preparing for the eventuality of a base rate rise and looking to gain new customers now in hope of recouping any losses that will ...

Buying and Selling Property: FAQs

November 26, 2014  |   Posted by :   |   Blog,Uncategorized

The property law experts at Frances Lindsay & Co answer some frequently asked questions about how to negotiate the property market: Q: When should I contact a solicitor when buying/selling a house? A: It's a good idea to find a solicitor you trust and get on with even before you find a buyer for  your house or start looking for your dream home. Your solicitor can help you to understand how the process works so that you can factor all the costs involved into your budget before you start. If you're hoping to sell a property quickly, it's really useful to instruct ...

Selling Your Home: How to Get the Best from Your Property

August 19, 2014  |   Posted by :   |   Blog,Uncategorized

When you’re trying to sell a property, presentation is everything. And sometimes it’s the little things that really make a difference in turning a prospective buyer into a purchaser. There are a tonne of resources out there on preparing your home for a sale – from freshening up paintwork to baking fresh bread before a viewing – but behind the scenes, there are a number of practical and legal elements to consider. Before anything else, it’s essential to get your solicitor on board. To give yourself the best change of a straightforward sale, make sure you’ve found a solicitor experienced in ...

Thinking of getting away this year?

September 19, 2011  |   Posted by :   |   Uncategorized

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