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Ownership of the Family Home

The case of Parianos v Melluish highlights issues of asset ownership, in particular the family home, between a husband and wife. […]

By | August 15th, 2014|Estate Planning, Family Law, Succession Planning|0 Comments

Identity Fraud and Statutory Wills

If a person lacks the capacity to make a new Will or amend an existing Will, friends or relatives of the deceased can make an application to the court to authorise the making of a Will in certain circumstances. These Wills are commonly referred to as statutory wills. […]

By | August 15th, 2014|Estate Planning, Topical Issues|0 Comments

Is your Will Up-to-date?

Having a Will is one thing but having a Will that is up-to-date, is a different matter entirely…. As most people are aware good estate planning ensures that your assets go to the people you would like to provide for after your passing. Despite the obvious importance of having a valid will in place, there appears to be an overall feeling of reluctance amongst the general population to make a Will, and even further reluctance to update and review said Will. […]

By | July 15th, 2014|Estate Planning|0 Comments

Writing a Will? Yet another reason to have a solictitor draft yours….

A recent case highlights the importance of having a lawyer draft your Will, particularly in circumstances where interests in real estate are involved. Whilst you may consider that ownership of a particular asset rests with you, it may not be so cut and dried in reality, with many assets held in trusts, companies or […]

By | June 7th, 2014|Estate Planning|0 Comments