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Your Family First - What is a Parenting Plan and what are the benefits?

Emma Heptonstall
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What is a Parenting Plan and what are the benefits? A Parenting Plan is a written document that parents make on the practical aspects of parenting when they separate and divorce. They are designed to give each parent and their children clarity about when...

Report on health and care of older people

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AGE UK has produced a Briefing on Health and Care of Older People in England 2017 This is a very comprehensive review of demographics, social care and health services in relation to older people. There is also a useful summary of these facts and figures...

Proposed increase in probate fees

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There is a Petition available for people to sign to reconsider the proposed significant and unreasonable increase in probate fees. The current fee for all estates is 155. The change mean fees on 42% of estates will increase by 2 to 129 times, payable even...

Blame is a game no one wins (why we need no fault divorce)

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We are supporting Resolution in their campaign for no fault divorce, because there is #abetterway. Today, 30 November 2016, and going forward, let’s do what we can to support change in the law which will support separating and divorcing couples and...

Read this if you let out property.

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Property Owners who let out their property for short-term holiday or business lettings could be in breach of User Covenant. In a recent case appealed by the Tenant from the decision of the First-Tier Tribunal, the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) considered...

Online Guide to Care

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The BBC has republished an online guide to care, which details the costs people face wherever they live in the UK. Crombie Wilkinson Solicitors have specialist solicitors who can provide later life advice, including making a Will and LPA's, Long Term...

Data Protection; Get it Right

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The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has recently imposed fines on several organisations for data breaches: Hampshire County Council was fined 100,000 for failing to implement effective contingency plans to protect personal data when...

Marie Curie Free Will-writing Scheme

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Marie Curie has agreed a set fee with participating solicitors to write a simple single or Mirror Will, or update an existing simple Will. The scheme is open to individuals and couples aged 55 and above. For couples only one person needs to be aged 55 or...

Wills to support Macmillan

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We help with Wills. We are proud to support Macmillan from Monday 19th to Friday 30th September with their Will Writing Campaign promotion.  By supporting this campaign, you will be making a difference to the lives of local people affected by...

Landlord and tenant news

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A recent Supreme Court decision is likely to be met with relief by buy-to-let owners of leasehold properties. The court had been asked to consider whether an intermediate landlord was in breach of the statutory covenant to keep the structure and exterior of...

YTHC Will Writing Campaign

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York Teaching Hospital Charity Will Writing Campaign Monday 17 Friday 28 October 2016 (weekday appointments only) Why make a Will? Only three out of ten of us will make a Will. This means we are not planning for the future of our loved ones,...