Archive of: 2020

Keeping your information safe and secure when using videoconferencing software

The SRA (Solicitor’s regulatory Authority) have stated that all firms must have measures in place to keep client’s information confidential - it is required both by their rules and the law, including GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation).

Varying maintenance payments following change of circumstances after divorce or separation.

The Times newspaper has reported that COVID-19 has “split divorce specialists.”

In an article published on 06/08/2020 it is reported on a “flood” of applications from clients who are previously divorced or separated and now seeking to vary the term of child or spousal maintenance.

Keeping family courts safe in a post COVID-19 world

HM Courts & Tribunals Service has confirmed plans to add portable toilets and waiting rooms to some existing court buildings in order to increase capacity.

Key Points for creating a legally binding Will under the new rules

Your will lets you decide what happens to your money, property and possessions after your death. If you make a will you can also make sure you don’t pay more Inheritance Tax than you need to.

How can I ensure my will is legal and binding under the new witnessing rules?

It is important legally, and also for your own peace of mind, to make certain your will is watertight and binding. It means that your wishes can be carried out in a timely and responsive way.

Making sure your Will is legal and binding

Making a Will for peace of mind is good practice for us all. It can make sure that your wishes are carried out after you die. In the light of lockdown and social distancing, the rules are changing.

Does my wills have to be witnessed in person, especially during Covid-19 pandemic?

The Ministry of Justice has said that a temporary statutory instrument will be laid from September this year. It will allow Wills to be witnessed remotely in England and Wales.

"I'm a dad going through separation or divorce..." Where to find support.

Dad’s Unlimited, a charity based in Ashford, Kent, seeks to support dads and improve the lives for the children of separated parents.

Thank you message to all involved in the Family Justice and Court System

This recent message from The President’s Chambers has been issued to all those working in the Family Court system during the COVID-19 pandemic.

£270 million to go to charity following lengthy divorce case

The Guardian has reported that a billionaire has been ordered to pay £270m to charity following a divorce settlement

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