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What are Child Arrangement Orders?

Child Arrangement Orders Disputes may arise between people regarding aspects of a child’s welfare, especially in the events of a divorce or separation. These may range from matters relating to whom the child lives and spends time with, as well as matters relating to medical intervention, religion and identity. What is a Child Arrangements Order? [...]

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Pre-Nuptial Agreements: How are they relevant?

Pre-nuptial agreements At Ansham White Solicitors, we regularly prepare and advise our clients on the benefits and disadvantages of entering into a pre-nuptial agreement and its enforceability in the UK and internationally. A pre-nuptial agreement (or ‘prenup’) in the UK is a legal document drawn up between a couple before their marriage to outline how [...]

The Implementation of “No Fault Divorce”

The government announced on 7th June 2021 that the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020 which was expected to come into force in Autumn 2021 will will be delayed for several months until 6 April 2022.The Act introduces the biggest reform in divorce law for 50 years, enabling couples to issue divorce proceedings immediately without [...]

Claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975

What does the Act do? The Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 enables a select group of individuals to apply to the Court and make a claim against a deceased person’s estate. This is done where they allege that the deceased did not make reasonable financial (or that akin to financial) provisions for [...]

Contesting a Will

What happens when a Will is contested?   This is a particularly niche area of law and our solicitors are well equipped to discuss a range of options with you to try and resolve any concerns you may have about the execution of a Will. At Ansham White Solicitors, we see court as an absolute [...]

Contentious Probate

Contentious probate, in basic terms, is where there is a disagreement after someone has passed away about the distribution of their estate. The dispute could emerge from the potential beneficiary that the Will didn’t leave them what they felt was their right or were promised.  People also may have concerns regarding the way in which [...]

Working Illegally – what are the consequences?

Where businesses are found to be in breach of their immigration duties, a civil penalty for illegal employment may be issued, the penalty can be up to £20,000 per breach.  This is a huge penalty - many employers may even not be aware that they are running the risk of incurring this penalty! What is [...]

Does a ‘common law marriage’ exist?

Cohabitation is the fastest growing family type in the UK! Most people today shy away from the legal formalities of marriage and many shudder at the possibilities of having to endure a stressful divorce if things don’t work out.  Despite this many people who are unmarried but live with their partners do not fully understand [...]

Can I protect my home from care home fees? Should I make a Will Trust?

An increasing number of elderly people are being forced to sell their homes to pay for care fees. With the number of 85 year olds set to double by 2030, this is a situation that is only going to get more critical. Under the current system, the local authority will conduct a means test to [...]

3 reasons why you should update your Will

Once you have prepared your Will, it is easy and natural to then put this to the back of your mind. However, many life events occur that may mean you need to reflect and make changes to your Will otherwise it may not reflect your new circumstances. If a small change to your Will is [...]

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