EVERYS NEWS

Why do I need a Power of Attorney?

Everys solicitors act for a wide range of individuals both in relation to ordinary, enduring and lasting powers of attorney.  The ideal position is to assist individuals in preparing legal documents prior to any diagnosis of dementia.  However, we are often contacted...

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Protecting the family farm…Pre-Nuptial Agreement?

It is not the most romantic topic to discuss when you have just become engaged but you may need to consider whether a Pre-Nuptial agreement is something that you might need to discuss with your fiancé. It might be a second marriage, or it might you have inherited the...

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Christmas Arrangements for Separated Families

Whilst it may only be September, now is the time to reach an agreement with your former partner about the arrangements for the children at Christmas. It may well be that you are simply alternating the arrangements from last Christmas but what if you only separated...

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The Importance of having a Will – Supermarket Survey

A large supermarket recently carried out a survey which indicated that 91% of us think about our mortality regularly and a third of us speculate on our own death at least once a week. But whilst some of us clearly do think about life after death, the majority don’t...

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Court of Protection: What does this mean?

As a Court of Protection Lawyer, I assist with matters pertaining to individuals who have lost mental capacity to manage their property and financial affairs. As such, I am required to  work closely with the Court of Protection. The Court of Protection is the...

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How can we help you following an accident?

Being seriously injured in an accident which is not your fault is likely to cause a lot of stress and anxiety, particularly if you are self-employed or if you find yourself unable to work for a significant period of time as a result of your injuries.  You may suddenly...

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FAQ’s Family Breakdown

1. How long does it take? A divorce on average takes about 6 to 9 months.  It is the same process whether you divorce on the grounds of adultery, or on the grounds of 2 years separation to which your spouse consents.  There is no such thing as a quickie divorce often...

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Divorce in light of the Owens v Owens Case

There is only one ground for a divorce which is the irretrievable breakdown of a marriage. To prove the irretrievable breakdown your divorce must be based on one of the following five facts: Adultery Unreasonable behaviour Separation of 2 years, which both parties...

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Making a Will as New Parent

I made my first Will eight years ago, when times were simpler. My only concern was who would receive my David Campese-signed World Cup Final program and Fender Telecaster. Since then I have married, own a property with my wife and have two young children. There are...

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Changes to Inheritance Tax for families

From the 6th April 2017 there were changes to the amount a person can own on death before inheritance tax is payable. Previously an individual could own up to £325,000 before inheritance tax was payable on their assets when they die. Where they gift everything to...

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Can the Court override your Will?

This year, the High Court considered the case of Thompson v Thompson [2018] EWHC 1338 (Ch), a case involving a son who claimed he was promised all his life by his parents that he would inherit the family farm on their death. The Claimant was one of five siblings but...

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Children FAQ’s

1. What rights do Grandparents have? Grandparents, currently, do not have any legal rights over their grandchildren. The only people with legal responsibility for a child is their parent, or anyone with the benefit of a court order in their favour, such as a Child...

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EVERYS EVENTS

Friday 28th September

Older Persons Information Day 10am - 4pm at The Public Hall, Station Road, Budleigh Salterton, EX9 6RJ. The event is being organised and coordinated by Home Instead Senior Care with participants including local health professionals, home care support, care home,...

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Thursday 27th September

Understanding Powers of Attorney Educational Seminar Thursday 27th September 2018 Arrival 3.30pm Start 3.45pm Tea & Cake 4.45pm At The Kingswood & Devoran Hotel, Sidmouth This seminar is designed to arm you with the knowledge required to assist your clients. We will...

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