The government has introduced an extra stamp duty for people who already have an interest in property. People buying a house who have their name on a property will now often have to pay an additional 3% of the cost of a new house in extra stamp duty.
This can cause you problems if you are getting or have recently got divorced.
We are gearing up to produce what we hope will be the leading divorce and separation podcast in England and Wales.
We have a few teething problems to resolve - such as why is our theme music not merging with our recorded audio and how can we make it easier for you to subscribe on iTunes, Podbean or your Podcast player of choice? Those questions will be resolved shortly.
An ex-wife has received a lump sum of £300,000 from her ex-husband 32 years after they separated and 24 years after they divorced. The husband must also pay £326,000 of her solicitor's costs as well! This expensive but common divorce mistake could have been avoided. Continue reading →
We are often asked if it is okay to start recording children within court proceedings.
Technology makes it easy to do - chillingly so. The quickest of Google searches reveals bugging devices little larger than a £1 coin. Insert a sim card and then you can call into the bugging device and hear everything that is going on. Continue reading →
Divorce and separation is a very serious matter. It needs a balanced and responsible approach. Here at Diane Genders Family Solicitors we have previously written about the media's tendency to sensationalise divorce rates and news stories.
Many families across Lincolnshire use trust funds to organise and manage land, money and investments. Little thought is often given to consider what happens to the trust fund in divorce.
The biggest mistake that people make about trusts is that if the trust is “Discretionary” then it is out of reach of the divorce courts. This article explains the position as it really is. Continue reading →
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