Monthly Archives: May 2018

Success for Keighley Young Professionals

Wednesday, 30 May 2018

Keighley Young Professionals hosted their second event New networking group Keighley Young Professionals held their second event earlier this month. The event at the Lord Rodney was a major success and saw a cross section of Keighley’s budding professionals meet to enjoy a blind gin tasting.  Sampling a range of various gins, local attendees included bankers,... Read More

How Lasting Powers of Attorney can help

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Dementia Awareness Week Those who are diagnosed with dementia, along with their family and friends, often find that they are in completely unknown territory. Dealing with the day to day changes, and anticipating how to put things in place to assist all concerned can be a tough juggling act. One thing to remember is that... Read More

Proprietary Estoppel & Farmers

Friday, 18 May 2018

Proprietary Estoppel & Farmers Proprietary estoppel is, in simple terms, where a person has been promised an interest in a property (such as a farm business) and has relied on that promise to incur costs or make sacrifices (e.g. not taken up a job offer elsewhere) that they would not have done if they had... Read More

Gathering in the estate

Thursday, 17 May 2018

Once the inheritance tax account has been delivered and the Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration has been issued the executor or administrator (“the Personal Representative”) can then start to gather in the assets of the estate. Generally speaking this is likely to include the following where appropriate: Selling any house or land owned... Read More

The Probate process

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

In the third blog of our “Dying Matters” Series, we look at the Probate Process.  To read the other blog entries, click here Having gathered all the relevant information about the deceased’s financial affairs, the personal representative(s) (the “PR’s”) in the estate (who are either the executors if there is a will or person(s) entitled... Read More

Dying matters – Day 2 – Gathering in information about the estate

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Following on from yesterdays blog we will now look at the next part of administrating the estate- Dying matters – Stage 2 – Gathering in information about the estate Once the funeral has been organised and the Will (if any) located, the executors of the Will or those who are proposing to act as administrators... Read More

Dying Matters- Day 1 Registering a Death and Arranging a Funeral

Monday, 14 May 2018

As part of Dying Matters Awareness week, we will be posting daily blogs illustrating the life of a executor of an estate. When a person passes away it is always a very difficult time and the legal procedures can be daunting, especially for someone who has not dealt with them before. In this blog we... Read More

A good divorce – does such a thing exist?

Monday, 14 May 2018

No divorce is every easy, even those that are by mutual agreement.  When a relationship breaks down, it is often difficult to know which way to turn. However, lawyers who are members of Resolution follow a Code of Practice that promotes an approach to family law which is constructive, cost effective and most likely to... Read More

Will I be entitled to any of my spouse’s income

Tuesday, 1 May 2018

It is often one of the questions asked when meeting a client for the first time; “Will I be entitled to any of my spouse’s income?” There are two main types of income payment, Child Maintenance and Spousal Maintenance. Child Maintenance is an amount to be paid for the benefit of the children of the... Read More