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Child Contact Arrangements At Christmas & COVID 19

  • Author: Gemma Thew
  • Posted on: 24th November 2020
  • Posted On: Blog

This year has been an exceptionally challenging time for separating and divorced families. Not only do parents have to navigate the usual complexities of dealing with child contact arrangements, the coronavirus pandemic has also added an extra layer of stress and confusion when considering how child contact arrangements will work.

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Will Writing- Your Estate Management Questions Answered

  • Author: David Crosby
  • Posted on: 27th October 2020
  • Posted On: Blog

Over the past couple of months, we have received an influx of enquiries about estate management, what is and how it works. So we thought we would prepare you a helpful short guide to answer some of your key questions.

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Contesting A Divorce- What You Need To Know

  • Author: Gemma Thew
  • Posted on: 28th September 2020
  • Posted On: Blog

If there are no children or substantial financial assets to take into consideration when a divorce petition is filed, the process can be much quicker and easier than if you have other considerations to take into account. However, if a divorce is contested, it may not be this straight-forward

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House Surveys- What type of survey do I need?

  • Author: Daniel Curry
  • Posted on: 25th August 2020
  • Posted On: Blog

Acquiring a survey is an important part of the house buying process as once you purchase a property, any problems with it then become your responsibility. Any problems with the property that haven't been flagged up at an early stage could end up being extremely costly, so it is important that the right type of survey is carried out.

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How soon should you start probate after death of a loved one?

  • Author: David Crosby
  • Posted on: 27th July 2020
  • Posted On: Blog

The recent stay-at-home situation has meant that handling certain complex legal matters, has been more challenging, however, there are now practical ways in place to help you deal with probate and there is plenty of guidance available to explain how the process works.

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Settlement Agreements- Everything You Need To Know

  • Author: David Crosby
  • Posted on: 26th May 2020
  • Posted On: Blog

When an employer mentions offering a Settlement Agreement, many employees will not have come across this term let alone understand if they are getting a fair deal, so here's what a Settlement Agreement is and how it can benefit you.

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Online Divorce Services

  • Author: Gemma Thew
  • Posted on: 28th April 2020
  • Posted On: Blog

Crosby & Woods are pleased to announce that we have been approved to use the HMCTS online services. Gone are the days of piling up paper files for divorce, and now is the time to turn to digital divorce management...

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Coronavirus- How To Manage Child Contact Arrangements

  • Author: Gemma Thew
  • Posted on: 31st March 2020
  • Posted On: Blog

The recent Coronavirus crisis has created a multitude of extremely complex issues for UK Family Law. We have received a staggering number of enquiries recently from worried parents who are divorced or separated, raising concerns about how to manage sharing their children during self-isolation.

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Conveyancing News: Proposed Stamp Duty Reform

  • Author: Dean Skinner
  • Posted on: 28th February 2020
  • Posted On: Blog

During his leadership campaign, Boris Johnson proposed raising the threshold of Stamp Duty Land Tax for residential properties from £125,000 to £500,000 in addition to lowering the top rate (properties over £1.5million) from 12% to 7%.

The thought behind this was that it would stimulate the lethargic housing market, with the high cost of Stamp Duty frequently cited as an added obstacle to potential buyers. The proposed Stamp Duty reform would not only benefit first-time buyers but would also help second-steppers and others who want to move but are reluctant because of the costs involved.

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Will proposed divorce law reform benefit you?

  • Author: Gemma Thew
  • Posted on: 30th January 2020
  • Posted On: Blog

The decision to divorce is never an easy one, and January is known to be the most common month to initiate a marital split… With the joy of the festive season long gone – and possibly struggling with family tensions or financial pressure as a result of Christmas, or having deferred action to avoid disruption – the start of a fresh New Year can often cause couples to re-evaluate their futures.

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