dying intestate

Dying Intestate – What Does it Mean?

Dying intestate is when an individual dies without leaving a valid will in which they are then deemed to have died ‘intestate’. Their estate is therefore distributed in accordance with the rules of intestacy....

how to make a will

How to Make a Will

The importance of and how to make a will Discussing what we would like to happen after we die is a conversation that most of us would rather defer. Yet making a will is...

intestacy

Intestacy – A Guide

If a person has died without leaving a valid will, they have died intestate. Their property (the estate) will need to be shared out according to certain rules, called the intestacy rules. The Administration...

probate

A Guide to Probate

Probate is the legal process of dealing with the estate of someone who has died. The term is used to describe both the grant of probate itself and the process involved in obtaining the...

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Do You Have a Cavity Wall Insulation Claim?

If unsuitable or defective cavity wall insulation has resulted in dampness and mould growth in your property, you may be entitled to bring a cavity wall insulation claim – not only to rectify the...

Grandparents’ Rights to Contact with Grandchildren

Grandparents’ Rights to Contact with Grandchildren

The role of a grandparent has become increasingly important in modern family life. When a family dispute comes in the way of that relationship, do grandparents have any rights to protect access to their grandchildren?...

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What is Child Support?

Child support, also known as child maintenance, is the regular, ongoing financial contribution made by one parent to another in support of the everyday living costs of their child or children. Following the breakdown...

clean-break-order

What is a Clean Break Order?

A Clean Break Order is used to legally terminate future financial obligations or responsibilities between a couple that is divorcing or dissolving their civil partnership. They offer a legal way for parties to move on without...

british-citizenship

Applying for British Citizenship

There are different ways to achieve British citizenship, although the most common route is through ‘naturalisation’. The following guide sets out who is eligible to apply for British citizenship by way of naturalisation, including...

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Renouncing US citizenship

An individual who renounces their US citizenship ceases to be a citizen of the United States of America. If successful, they will receive a Certificate of Loss of Nationality (CLN) and will no longer...

tier 2 sponsor list

Tier 2 Sponsor List

If you are from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland looking for skilled work in the UK, you can apply for a Tier 2 (General) visa. However, there are certain eligibility criteria...

tier 2 general visa

What is the Tier 2 General Visa?

Tier 2 of the points based system is the primary immigration route for skilled workers from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland wanting to work in the UK. The Tier 2 General...

fathers rights

Fathers Rights

When going through a separation which involves children, fathers are often unsure of their rights in terms of contact and access to their children. Under UK law, a parent’s rights regarding their children are...

housing rights

Housing Rights When Separating

Following a separation or divorce, the biggest asset you are likely to have is your home. Among the stresses of a separation, you will need to address legal position of you and your former...

no fault divorce

No Fault Divorce – What is it?

Getting a divorce can be an extremely difficult and emotionally charged time for all parties involved. Understanding how to get a divorce, and the basis upon which you can petition for no fault divorce,...

parental rights

What is Parental Responsibility?

When a relationship breaks down, the situation is always stressful. Add to that the breakdown of a relationship involving children, and the result is often an emotional turmoil which can skew the judgement of...