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Thinking of separating? What should my first step be?

Sarah Manning
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When the Christmas cheer does not continue into the New Year! The festive period and January can be a difficult time of year for families.    Couples who have already separated may have issues in relation to agreeing Christmas contact...

Why do marriages breakdown?

Sarah Manning
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New results of a Matrimonial Survey in 2017 have been issued by Grant Thornton who report that the top 3 reasons why marriages breakdown are; 1. Growing apart/falling out of love (25%) 2. Extra-marital affairs (21%) 3. Unreasonable or controlling behaviour...

Orlando Bridgeman explains the Inheritance Tax rules behind livery businesses

Orlando Bridgeman
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You may find it illogical that a field used for grazing cattle benefits from Inheritance Tax relief (in the form of Agricultural Property Relief (APR)) but where horses graze the field there is generally no relief (with the notable exception of stud farms)....

3 ways to stop bickering in your relationship

Christopher Myles
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Many couples bicker over all sorts of trivial things. Especially when they have become more disconnected, this is where ridiculous arguments, over pointless things can become big issues. For example, couples bicker about the "right" way to pack the...

Stamp duty abolished for thousands of first-time buyers

Lauren Fraser
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On 22 November 2017 the Government delivered a budget aimed at “reviving the home-owning dream in Britain." One of its key announcements was to abolish stamp duty land tax for first-time buyers on house purchases of up to £300,000. Those...

Christmas hamper winner

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 We are very pleased to announce that the winner of our Selby office Christmas hamper raffle in aid of Selby Wildlife Orphanage is Gavin from Paperwise - congratulations Gavin!!!! A big thank you to everyone who took part, we raised £105.00 for...

Nine things you should never do in your divorce

Christopher Myles
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This is a very interesting and thought provoking article to read by Karen Covy, author of “When happily ever after ends: how to survive your divorce – emotionally, financially and legally”, especially this time of year when divorce rates...

Post-Brexit farming is still in the balance

Jennifer Bartram
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2017 seems to have reached December at a relentless pace and has been dominated domestically by Brexit.  The future of agricultural interests seems still in the balance with deal awaited although, as ever, one just around the corner.  Michael Gove...

Top Tips around Lasting Power of Attorney

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Whatever you decide about your future, it's important to involve a specialist solicitor who will give you impartial advice and act in your best interest. We are members of Solicitors for the Elderly and can help you. Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE) is a...

Dads and Step-Dads: Keeping it all in Perspective

Christopher Myles
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This is a very interesting article by Rosalind Sedacca, to the point and good advice. If you need help and advice with children matters, do not hesitate to contact a member of our Family Team at Crombie Wilkinson Solicitors. By Rosalind Sedacca, CCT Being...

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