If it’s good enough for Bill…

Bill divorce

Mr and Mrs Gates are sadly parting ways. The emotional and legal costs of divorce can be high and it is in interesting that a Separation Agreement has been decided as a route forward for them. Whether you have billions in the bank of £2.50 until pay day, reaching agreement and keeping your costs low […]

DIY FOR WHEN YOU DIE?

Society of Will Wariters

At Legal Tips, we want to ensure that our staff know what they are talking about when it comes to helping our customers. That is why only a fully qualified solicitor or a full member of SWWEPP can draft and finalise your Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorneys, Funeral plans etc. We abide by The Society’s code of practise, and Legal Tips carries Professional Indemnity Insurance up to the value of £2.5million.

Power of Choice

LPA

Lasting Powers of Attorney Statistics show that 1 in 14 people over the age of 60 in the UK have dementia, and the number increases as we live longer (1 in 6 people over the age of 80). Cases in the UK are rising sharply and it is estimated that by 2025 there will be […]

Mediation

Mediation

Legal Advice and Mediation This week is National Mediation week and family law bodies such as Resolution, www.resolution.org.uk  are promoting the benefits of mediation when separating or making arrangements following relationship breakdowns. What is mediation? Mediation is a way of discussing the arrangements between you with an independent third party who can direct the conversations […]

Does legal advice bring about a ‘good’ divorce?

Research carried out by The Times showed that the number of people representing themselves in divorce disputes has increased from 35% to 57% in the last five years. An increase in DIY divorces and the connected issues such as finances and arrangements for children are entering the courts without any legal assistance or representation. Why? […]

Writing a Will. Is a safe, safe?

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Will it be Safe? Writing a Will was just the first part. Now you have done it and ensured your wishes will be granted, there are a few often overlooked practicalities that need to be considered. Keeping your Will safe prevents a whole heap of hoop hopping when you have passed. Where Will I store […]