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Register Your Will For Free In May

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One of the benefits of using Rowlinsons to prepare your Will is that we will register, free of charge, all Wills which we prepare with Certainty , the National Will Register. For anyone who has an existing Will stored with us which is not already...

No fault divorce is finally here

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The Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020 came into force on the 6th April 2022 and will revolutionise the way in which couples can dissolve their marriage with the long overdue introduction of no-fault divorce in England and Wales. Under the new...

Mediation Voucher scheme extended

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The Government announced in March 2021 a time-limited voucher scheme to help encourage more families to resolve disputes regarding children via mediation. The scheme was set up as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic and the impact on the family justice system....

RNLI Legacy Lifeboat

Donna Eland
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As solicitors specialising in the preparation of wills Rowlinsons are regularly approached by local and national charities asking us to remind our clients to leave a charitable gift in their wills. Indeed, we always ask clients when making or reviewing their...

£500 Mediation Vouchers Available

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The Government announced earlier this year a time-limited voucher scheme to help encourage more families to resolve disputes regarding children via mediation and to avoid court proceedings. The scheme was set up as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic and the...

Is There Any Point Having a Will?

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Making a Will is something that many of us might defer until we are much older, or never even get around to, especially if we feel like our dying wishes may still be challenged by any aggrieved family members. Yet whilst it is entirely possible for a...

The Deliberate Deprivation of Assets

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Paying for care home costs can be a real concern as we get older and become more incapacitated, especially where we would like our children to inherit or benefit from the sale of the family home after we are gone. So naturally, many of us look to ways in...

Extend My Lease or Purchase the Freehold?

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Introduction On the 9 January 2020 the Law Commission published the ‘Report on Options to Reduce the Price Payable’. The report focuses on leasehold enfranchisement; the process by which a Leaseholder exercises their statutory right to...

Prenuptial Agreements FAQs

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What is  pre-nuptial Agreement? We take a look at some common questions about pre- and post-nuptial agreements, in our latest series of blogs from Linda Hunter, head of Family Law. Do I need a pre-nuptial agreement?/ Should I have a pre-nuptial...

What is Spousal Maintenance?

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The courts are frequently tasked with the difficult question of whether maintenance should be paid to a former spouse or civil partner following divorce or dissolution of a civil partnership and, if so, how much and for how long. Following a divorce or...

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