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Owing a Second Property- what to consider

Owing a Second Property- what to consider

Owing a Second Property- what to consider: ​It is estimated that around 10% of home-owners have a second property, either to use as a holiday home or as a rental property.  If you are looking to purchase an additional property, that won’t be your main home, here are...

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Alzheimer’s Society – Forget Me Not Appeal

Alzheimer’s Society – Forget Me Not Appeal

Alzheimer’s Society with their Forget Me Not Appeal. ​Throughout the month of June, the Private Client team at GoodyBurett will be spreading awareness and raising funds for Alzheimer’s Society with their Forget Me Not Appeal. The team know first-hand how important...

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Does the snail still prevail?

Does the snail still prevail?

Does the snail still prevail? A recent case prompted me to look further into the new rules as to how the court send out any application for divorce.  Until relatively recently, all applications for divorce had to be sent on paper to the regional divorce centre at Bury...

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Our pets are so important to many of us

Our pets are so important to many of us

Our pets are so important to many of us, so are we able to provide for them in the same way as we would for any other family member after we die? ​Unfortunately, in England and Wales you cannot leave a gift directly to your pet or pets within your Will.  You can...

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Don’t mention the… prenup

Don’t mention the… prenup

Don’t mention the… prenup. Once the stuff of Hollywood royalty, the ‘prenup’ as its colloquially known, has become as much a part of marriage to us mere mortals as it is to them. For you needn’t have the wealth of Michael Douglas to, quite sensibly it might be said,...

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Pension and divorce

Pension and divorce

Can we do anything with the pension? Along with the house, the pension pot is one of the largest financial assets in the family.  You & your spouse might have a mix of his, hers, theirs and yours but all need to be correctly valued and assessed within the context...

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New divorce rules – trouble by another name?

New divorce rules – trouble by another name?

New divorce rules – trouble by another name? ​Whilst it is true that on the one hand, the new Divorce, Dissolution & Separation Act 2020 – up and working from 6th April – should remove animosity from the equation owing to the fact that the divorce can be achieved...

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