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Conveyancing, simply put, is the process of transferring the legal ownership of property or land from one person to another. When buying a house, it is best to have a licensed conveyancer or solicitor in mind before continuing any further.
With so many law firms and legal professionals to choose from, how can you tell if you have found the right one? Here are 4 signs that should tell you you’re in safe hands and offer added peace of mind.
With the holiday season just around the corner, many parents in the UK will be preparing to care for their children over the Christmas break. In cases where parents are separated or divorced, this can be a particularly delicate matter – even leading to conflict over where a child will be on key dates such as Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve.
There are many reasons you might find yourself in need of legal representation. Moving home, getting a divorce, writing a will or even making an accident claim: these are all services performed by legal service providers around the UK on a daily basis.
We can all agree that writing a will isn’t at the top of the list of fun things to do. In fact, the idea of sitting down to create one can be nothing short of morbid. Perhaps that is maybe why more than 60% of the UK adult population reportedly do not have a will in place.
Probate is a process that only begins after a loved one dies, which means it’s always going to be an emotional process to deal with. Essentially, being granted probate simply means being given the right to deal with a person’s property, possessions and estate after they have died. This process allows any beneficiaries of the deceased’s will to receive what they are entitled to, and also ensures that outstanding bills are settled.
The average cost of funerals is rising steadily in the UK. Last year it was calculated that the average cost of a basic ceremony – including a funeral director, hearse, service and simple coffin - was £3,700 in the UK. In many cases, the deceased’s estate simply isn’t sufficient to cover these costs. And often there are no family members able to pay for a funeral.
The idea of getting married abroad can be an appealing one. In fact, the latest statistics estimate that almost 1 in 4 couples now decide to marry abroad each year. Warm weather, smaller guest lists, combining the ceremony with the honeymoon – these are among the main reasons given for jetting off to complete nuptials.
What is power of attorney? Put simply, power of attorney (or 'lasting power of attorney') is a legal document that facilitates the process of handing over responsibilities for your affairs to a loved one or relative when you, the donor, become unable to tend to them yourself.
Divorce is among the hardest experiences a person can go through in life. Regardless of the situation, a divorce is destined to be filled with many difficult decisions – no matter how unfriendly or amicable. Shared financial interests and child custody are just two of the big issues that typically require the input of a qualified legal advisor.