Posts filed under Family

International Friendship Day 2018

Over the past 7 years, we’ve been celebrating the International Day of Friendship on the 30th July. To mark this day, the UN encourages governments, international organisations and civil society groups to hold events that work to create dialogue concerning civilizations of solidarity, mutual understanding and reconciliation.

National Children's Day 2018

Sunday 13th May is National Children’s Day UK (NCDUK) 2018. This is a celebration of childhood, focusing on the importance of children, their needs and desires; helping children grow into the adults they are to one day become.

Weddings and Wills: Contemplating Marriage Week UK 2018

During Marriage Week UK you and your spouse may wish to consider whether you need to make or review your wills. This would be prudent because your wedding may have had an impact on wills you have previously made, whether this was intended or not.

Stamp Duty Exemption for First Time Buyers

The Budget on 22nd November 2017 announced that first time buyers will be exempt from paying Stamp Duty Land Tax with immediate effect on the purchase of a property, up to the value of £300,000.00.

Cohabitation and Inheritance: What's the Law?

If you co-habit with your partner but are not married, it’s essential to understand the implications of this in your will.

In the News: Pre-Nuptial Agreements

A new survey has found that one in ten married Britons wished that they had insisted that their partner sign a pre-nuptial agreement.

In the News: No Fault Divorces

A new poll has discovered that four out of five Britons believe that the law should be changed to allow for ‘No Fault Divorces.’

In the News: An Unusual Family Case

The fourteen year old girl who was born from donor fertilisation has been ordered by high court to stay in touch with her two ‘fathers’ against her wishes – a case that has been labelled extraordinary.

In The News: Divorce Settlements

Two women claiming they were misled by their ex-husbands in their divorce settlements have won in Supreme Court this week.

More Divorcing Couples Turn to Mediation

More couples seeking a divorce are turning to mediation, according to the largest provider of family mediation in England and Wales.