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Who gets the dog on divorce?

When facing divorce, one of the most acrimonious issues for couples can be the division of assets moving forward, especially when it comes to any beloved pet. In fact, battles over pets are becoming increasingly common. Below we look at the rules relating...

Thinking of moving? Find out how to take advantage of the Stamp Duty Land Tax holiday

On 8 th July the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, temporarily reduced the rates of Stamp Duty Land Tax (SLDT) that is paid on the purchases of residential property in England and Northern Ireland until 31 st March 2021. As a result, purchasers of main homes will...

Cheshire Property Market Back with a Bang

Rowlinsons Solicitors has seen a dramatic increase in the number of new residential property instructions received over the last four weeks since lockdown restrictions were eased. When comparing April to the latest 4-week period, the firm experienced an...

Finding Assets During Probate

A key part of the process when dealing with probate and estate administration is identifying and valuing the assets that belonged to the deceased before they can then be distributed to the beneficiaries. Depending on the complexity of the person’s...

Executors Warned Not to Hold Off on Probate

Rowlinsons Solicitors have warned that executors and beneficiaries could be facing a lengthy wait if they hold off applying for Grant of Probate. Last year grieving families faced delays of three months to due to software problems at HM Courts and Tribunals...

How can I access my finances whilst isolating?

Aside from illness, social distancing and self-isolation can make it more difficult to manage your affairs. Although friends and family can help, there are some situations in which they are unable to help without a power of attorney. Typically these...

Rowlinsons offer App to home movers as property market reopens for business

The property market is officially back in business from today following the Government’s announcement last night that Estate Agents can reopen, removal companies can go back to work and surveyors can undertake physical valuations if required. Since...

Setting Up Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA) during Covid-19

Due to the speed at which the coronavirus can cause serious illness people are looking to put arrangements in place now, as the illness could affect your ability to make decisions within a matter of days. An LPA is designed to make life easier for family and...

Financial settlement during the Coronavirus pandemic

We are currently living in very uncertain times, with the Coronavirus pandemic having wide reaching implications for many people. There is a good deal of financial uncertainty at the moment, with many people being furloughed from work which is impacting on...

How can you sign your will when you are in social isolation?

The law requires that your will is signed in the presence of two witnesses, who should not be family members, beneficiaries under your will or the spouses or civil partners of beneficiaries. So, when the time comes to sign your will how can you do this if...
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