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Our Fixed Fee Divorce Service

June 10, 2021

For most, the breakdown of a marriage induces feelings of fear and uncertainty. This is likely to be exacerbated in the current climate, as the pandemic has brought constant change and ambiguity into everyone’s lives. At Colemans Solicitors, we strive to provide you with some comfort and certainty in challenging times, by offering  a fixed…

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Asset Protection Trusts

June 3, 2021

The Problem What we are talking about here is care home fees. Residential care is expensive.  Even if you have no special needs, fees of £1,000 a week are common in the South East.  At some £50,000 per year, this can run through your capital very fast. Many people feel this is unfair, and that…

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May 18, 2021

  Even as the COVID-19 social restrictions are easing, uncertainty abounds. We remain hopeful that the path to easing restrictions will continue unimpeded but reports on the spread of new variants of the virus remain cause for some concern. Against that background  we are still finding that tenants have been and continue to look to…

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Relationship Breakdown: Frequently Asked Questions

April 23, 2021

Can I get a divorce? You can get divorced in England and Wales if: You have been married for over one year; Your marriage has permanently (or “irretrievably”) broken down; Your marriage is legally recognised in the United Kingdom; and You (or your spouse) permanently live in the United Kingdom. What are the grounds for…

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Private Children Law: Frequently Asked Questions

April 23, 2021

My partner and I are separating, what are my rights as a parent? Family lawyers tend to use the term “parental responsibility” rather than “parental rights”. A mother automatically has parental responsibility for her child. However, parental responsibility is only granted to a father if he: Is married to the child’s mother when the child…

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Capital Gains Tax on Divorce

April 21, 2021

Tax is often quite low down the list of priorities as something to think about, particularly during a relationship breakdown. However, we recommend taking tax advice at an early stage during divorce proceedings. Unless you are properly advised by a taxation specialist, an unexpected tax bill may arise, which is the last thing you will…

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The Importance of LPAs

April 12, 2021

The nightmarish experiences of Kate Garraway in trying to cope with the consequences of her husband Derek Draper’s incapacitation by COVID have been made even worse, as she has explained, because the couple had not made Lasting Powers of Attorney. This has left her unable to get hold of critical financial assets, and with no…

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