Article Category: Personal & Family Law – Insight & Opinion

Death of a Joint Owner With a Mortgage

man dealing with death of a joint owner with a mortgage

If you own a property with other people, the way you own it together will be important no more so when one of the owners dies. If there is a mortgage on the property, further complications may arise as to who takes over the debt. A property can be owned jointly – either as joint… Read more »

Pay Now or Pay More Later: The Cost of Not Writing a Will

Last Will and Testament paper documents to make a Will

Failure to plan for death can have catastrophic consequences for a spouse or partner, both emotionally and financially, which go far beyond what the deceased may have intended to happen. The remedy for the family left with no protection due to the deceased not writing a Will, would be that they are forced to apply… Read more »

What Are Personal Chattels and Why Are They Important?

ring as personal chattel

Personal belongings (or ‘chattels’) can be the centre of a dispute between family members when someone dies. Often the monetary value of these items is minimal, but the sentimental value is very important to your loved ones, and can lead to disappointed beneficiaries spending lots of time and money on attempting to obtain personal chattels… Read more »

Wills for Business Owners – Why Is It Important?

Vicky Timothy, Senior Associate Solicitor in our Private Client team, outlines the main benefits of Wills for business owners and, also, some of the risks you may wish to avoid if you die intestate (without a Will in place). There are many reasons why business owners should ensure that they have a Will in place…. Read more »

Arguing over a Will: The 5 Most Common Reasons

It is a very difficult time when a loved one passes away. This feeling can be worse if the provisions of the Will are unexpected, or if there is conflict between the families over the distribution of the estate, leading to arguing over a Will. There has been a surge over the last few years… Read more »

Legal Rights on Choosing Your Own Care Home

Nurse

When choosing your own care home, it is presumed that you should get the final say in a decision that ultimately determines where you will be living. However, this is not always the case; our team explains below. In most cases, you can choose your own care home. The exception is if you are too… Read more »

Legal Rights on Choosing Your Own Care Home

Nurse

When choosing your own care home, it is presumed that you should get the final say in a decision that ultimately determines where you will be living. However, this is not always the case; our team explains below. In most cases, you can choose your own care home. The exception is if you are too… Read more »