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Separation, Divorce and Division of Assets - What you need to know

  • Author: Gemma Thew
  • Posted on: 19th July 2021
  • Posted On: Blog

When a married couple consider divorce or an unmarried couple with children are considering separation, one of the most emotive aspects can be the division of assets. It can be understandably painful to untangle lives

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Renting Small Business Premises- A Helpful Guide

  • Author: David Crosby
  • Posted on: 22nd June 2021
  • Posted On: Blog

Renting new business premises for the first time can be a daunting prospect for any new business owner. It is really important before you sign on the dotted line, to ensure you understand the terms of the contract, also known as a commercial lease agreement to avoid any costly mistakes further down the line.

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What is a Deed of Trust?

  • Author: Gemma Thew
  • Posted on: 24th May 2021
  • Posted On: Blog

A “Deed of Trust” (also known as a “Declaration of Trust”) is a legally binding document that allows joint owners of a property to specify what proportion each party owns and is responsible for. This can be invaluable for avoiding lengthy, not to mention, costly legal disputes in future and sets you up for living together built on a foundation of mutual understanding.

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Remortgaging- When is the right time to remortgage?

  • Author: Dean Skinner
  • Posted on: 19th April 2021
  • Posted On: Blog

With banks and building societies now offering mortgages with historically low interest rates we are seeing a spike in clients considering remortgaging. Here’s a brief guide on why it might be right for you and what we can do to help.

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Intestacy- What happens someone dies without leaving a will?

  • Author: David Crosby
  • Posted on: 23rd March 2021
  • Posted On: Blog

If an individual dies without leaving a valid Last Will and Testament to clearly explain how they want their estate shared among surviving family or friends then they are deemed to have died "Intestate". The rules of Intestacy that come into place follow a fixed pattern which doesn't allow for modern relationships and at best may not provide for dependents as you wish and at worst may see your entire estate revert to the Crown.

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Have you been affected by the 'Divorce Boom?'

  • Author: Gemma Thew
  • Posted on: 23rd February 2021
  • Posted On: Blog

Last year, the Citizens Advice Bureau reported record numbers of people looking up how to divorce their spouse on the charity’s website. The extreme change in circumstance means many couples could be facing separation or divorce sooner than expected, as the effects of living in a difficult relationship during lockdown will have forced couples into taking action.

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Making a Lasting Power of Attorney during the Coronavirus...

  • Author: David Crosby
  • Posted on: 26th January 2021
  • Posted On: Blog

Throughout the last year, we have seen a spike in demand for both our Will writing and Lasting Power of Attorney (or “LPA”) services as our clients take control of their futures and prepare themselves and their affairs to protect their families. During this time we have found that while most of our new clients have a good understanding of how important making a Will is, less are clear on what having (or not having) an LPA could mean for them.

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Preparing Your Will- Checklist for making a Will

  • Author: David Crosby
  • Posted on: 15th December 2020
  • Posted On: Blog

As we continue to work through what has been an extremely challenging year with the global Covid-19 pandemic being at the forefront of the news and our day to day lives, here at Crosby & Woods we have been advising a large number of clients on creating or updating wills.

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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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