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For better, for worse? Property and relationship breakdown

  • DMH Stallard LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • November 1 2011

In the second part of this article, our team looks at the key legal and financial position of couples who do not enter into marriage or civil partnerships, and discusses whether you have fewer rights if you're living together

Executor with hand in till jailed

  • DMH Stallard LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • October 19 2009

The UK has some of the strictest laws in the world to protect beneficiaries from rapacious executors and trustees

Incarceration does not bring compensation

  • DMH Stallard LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • November 4 2009

In an unusual case, the House of Lords has confirmed that a person cannot benefit from their own wrongdoing

'It's been in the family for years' is no argument

  • DMH Stallard LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • July 21 2010

The argument put forward by a farmer that he should retain the family farm after his divorce, because it had been in his family for generations and his wife was aware that it was the family tradition for it to be handed down from generation to generation, was given short shrift in the family court recently

How do I leave money to charity in my will?

  • DMH Stallard LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • May 23 2010

It's easy to include a charity in your will, but you should always consult your solicitor before you write or change your will to be sure it reflects your exact intentions and that you understand its implications

Adoption: prospective is not potential

  • DMH Stallard LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • March 10 2009

The Court of Appeal recently ruled that a mother’s application to revoke a placement order for her seven-year-old son could be heard after it was rejected by the County Court

Adoption - wording critical

  • DMH Stallard LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • April 10 2009

The Court of Appeal recently ruled that a mother’s application to revoke a placement order for her seven-year-old son could be heard after it was rejected by the County Court

Divorce - future pension not taken into account

  • DMH Stallard LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • October 21 2009

A recent, bitterly contested 'big money' divorce case shows how reluctant the courts are to upset financial settlements on the basis of contingencies and reinforces the point that bad behaviour is not a basis for changing the division of the assets

UK court supports pre-nup

  • DMH Stallard LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • July 3 2009

The Court of Appeal has seemingly turned the law on pre-nuptial agreements on its head in a landmark ruling this week

Smoker receives reduced settlement for asbestos injury

  • DMH Stallard LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • June 21 2010

Smokers may not realise that, in addition to the health risks associated with smoking, their habit could lead to them receiving a lower award for damages if they make a personal injury claim relating to diseasees affecting the lungs (e.g. as a result of exposure to asbestos