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Charles Russell Speechlys LLP
It has recently been estimated that more than half of British adults do not have a valid Will in place whilst the COVID-19 pandemic has jolted many into action to consider whether their affairs are in order.
Charles Russell Speechlys LLP
In order to be valid under the "traditional" method of executing wills (and codicils) in England and Wales, a will must (among other requirements)...
Taylor Vinters
From September 2020, Wills which are witnessed using video technology will be legally valid.
Anthony Gold
During the recent lockdown, some family members may have not been able to see the more vulnerable in their family as much as they want. Although it is horrible to think about
Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
The Ministry of Justice has announced that wills can now be witnessed remotely in England and Wales in a welcome legislative amendment.
Withers LLP
The cornerstone of family law in Singapore is that the welfare of the child is paramount. This was reiterated in the recent decision of Re B [2020] SGFC 46 ("Re B").
Charles Russell Speechlys LLP
Since late March 2020, the UK has been subject to a government-imposed lockdown in an attempt to contain the spread of COVID-19.
Anthony Gold
In the second post of the themed week, Fiona Lyon speaks about Pre-nuptial Agreements.
Anthony Gold
The second reading of the "no fault" divorce bill took place night and was voted in by an overwhelming majority of 231 votes to 16.
Veale Wasbrough Vizards
The Government has announced it will revise the Wills Act 1837, in response to coronavirus (COVID-19). Making a Will has never been more important for many.
Giambrone & Partners
Increasingly another aspect thrown up by divorce is the question of custody of the pets.
Anthony Gold
The ongoing Covid-19 crisis has impacted nearly all aspects of our ordinary everyday lives. One consequence of this difficult time is likely to be an increase in individuals passing away
Giambrone & Partners
Royal assent was granted to the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill on 25 June 2020 heralding the hotly anticipated "no-fault divorce".
Anthony Gold
Further changes to ‘Weddings during Covid-19'…but major reform is required for weddings and couples cohabiting.
Veale Wasbrough Vizards
A sharp rise in inheritance disputes is likely to be another unhappy legacy of coronavirus (COVID-19). For anyone so unfortunate as to lose their partner,
Veale Wasbrough Vizards
Alongside supporting a good cause, leaving a legacy to a charity in your Will can have other significant benefits.
Anthony Gold
Marriage may revoke an existing will, it does not replace the will with a set of readymade provisions.
Anthony Gold
So, (when life becomes a bit more normal again) you're getting married. And you sorted out your Will years ago. Great. But did you know that marriage automatically revokes your Will?
Giambrone & Partners
Prior to the arrival of the coronavirus and lockdown the Office of National Statistics (ONS) recorded that the divorce rate in the UK
Veale Wasbrough Vizards
The Supreme Court has ruled that financial remedy proceedings can be brought in the UK, despite divorce proceedings being issued in Scotland.
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