How can you win back legal custody of your children?

27 February 2017
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Losing child custody is a frustrating experience for any parent. However, all is not lost given that there are a number of steps you can adopt to overturn the court's decision and regain custody of your kids or at least increased visitation time. You need to prove to the court that you are now a responsible parent and that your home is now a better place for your kids before you can request a reversal of the initial custody order that was given. Read More 

Elements of a valid will

13 January 2017
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If you don't want your estate to be distributed as per the rule of intestate succession, then you need to draft a will. The final result of estate succession doesn't always match the wishes of the testator. In contrast, a will affords you the chance to organise your estate as you deem fit subject to legal regulations. However, a drafted will is only effective if it satisfies certain conditions. To make sure the testator's last wishes are fully implemented and disagreements avoided, it's important to be cognisant of likely sources of errors in regards to wills. Read More 

What Is Court of Protection Deputyship?

11 November 2016
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Illnesses such as dementia, Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease can reduce a sufferer's mental capacity so much that they can no longer manage their affairs.  In such circumstances, a close relative is often given responsibility for the person's finances and for other duties, such as the administration of an estate or even drawing up their will.  This role is referred to as 'Court of Protection Deputyship'. If you've been asked to take on this role, you may be wondering what's involved. Read More 

What A ‘Prenup’ Can and Cannot Do

14 January 2016
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These days it's common practice to consider getting a prenuptial agreement, or prenup, drawn up by a family solicitor before you tie the knot.  But what issues does a prenup cover and do you really need one?  Read on to find out more. What does a prenup do? The purpose of a prenup is to protect both parties from the legal implications of divorce or death.  In the case of a potential divorce, a prenup agreement can; Read More 

Divorce Denied: FAQs About The Third Outcome

8 January 2016
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A large number of people think that a divorce case can only have two outcomes. The first of these outcomes is a judgement in favour of the husband, while the second is a judgment in favour of the wife. Not known to many is the fact that divorce proceedings can have a third outcome whereby the presiding judge refuses to divorce the two parties. Answers to two common questions about divorce denial are provided herein. Read More