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No Fault Divorce

2022-04-26T11:49:08+01:00April 26th, 2022|Categories: Divorce & Family|

After many years of suffering with an old fashioned, antagonistic set of matrimonial rules surrounding divorce, the law has now significantly changed. This means that parties no longer have to rely on one of the “five facts” to prove the ground for divorce. The old law had those facts as being “unreasonable behaviour”, adultery and separation [...]

DIY Conveyancing Can Prove Costly

2022-02-18T11:23:27+00:00July 22nd, 2021|Categories: Moving Home & Conveyancing|

You might think that something as seemingly simple as buying a pitch for a caravan is straightforward enough to do yourself. However, examples of this shows why you shouldn't consider entering into a property transaction without employing a specialist lawyer. One example of how things can go wrong comes from a man who paid £3,000 for [...]

Pensions and Divorce

2021-07-22T14:08:46+01:00July 22nd, 2021|Categories: Divorce & Family, News|

Divorces among the over-60s are by no means infrequent. Whilst the potential for acrimony arising from issues concerning young children is absent, they often do produce a great deal of dispute regarding the division of the family assets. There are two assets which are typically substantial - the family home and the value of pension entitlements. [...]

Separation or Divorce – Which is Right For Me?

2021-07-22T14:47:14+01:00July 22nd, 2021|Categories: Divorce & Family, News, Ward & Rider|

You may have been experiencing some issues within your marriage or civil partnership but are unsure of what to do. If you don’t want to get a divorce or civil partnership dissolution to officially end your marriage/civil partnership, there are a couple of other options for you. Figure it out It’s important to take stock and [...]

Funding the First Step On the Ladder

2021-07-22T14:21:37+01:00July 7th, 2021|Categories: Moving Home & Conveyancing, News|

Getting 'on the property ladder' has never been harder as lending criteria have been tightened considerably since the ‘boom’ days of 125 per cent mortgages. Young people wishing to buy a home of their own are increasingly looking to their parents for assistance. Even if their parents can, it is often difficult to know the best [...]

No Fault Divorce – Update

2021-06-29T13:01:26+01:00June 29th, 2021|Categories: Divorce & Family|

We recently drafted an article on the no fault divorce legislation which was due to be implemented in Autumn 2021. This was to bring about the new era of no fault divorce and change things for the better. Unfortunately, the government have very quietly admitted that this legislation will not come into force until 6th April [...]

Why Should I Make A Will?

2021-05-07T15:57:12+01:00May 7th, 2021|Categories: Wills & Probate|

There are many reasons why you should make a Will; some of the most important are listed below. If you don’t make a Will, there is every chance that you have spent your life working hard to provide for your loved ones, or accumulate savings or investments, but then in the event of your death, your [...]

Cohabitation Disputes

2021-05-07T15:48:48+01:00May 7th, 2021|Categories: Divorce & Family|

We deal with a lot of cohabitation disputes here at Ward & Rider, when couples who are unmarried, have a dispute about what happens to their property when the relationship breaks down. We understand that this is an extremely difficult time for you and our aim is to make this is as painless as possible. It [...]

No Fault Divorce

2021-05-07T15:49:07+01:00May 5th, 2021|Categories: Divorce & Family|

As some of you may know, the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act gained Royal assent on 26th June 2020, meaning that the new no fault divorce law can be implemented shortly. It is due to come into force in Autumn 2021 and this means that parties will be able to divorce without having to blame the [...]

But I Only Need a Cheap Will?

2021-04-30T13:39:48+01:00April 30th, 2021|Categories: Wills & Probate|

It is now a well known statistic that only about 40% of people have made a Will, and those who have not yet made that provision still balk at the cost charged by solicitors and look for cheaper alternatives. The two most popular alternatives to solicitors are Will Writers and Banks. Will Writers advertise that they [...]