• Chris Bowen from Harold Stock & Co Solicitors is one of many resolution solicitors promoting the free guide to local families who are divorcing or separating• The Parenting Through Separation Guide is written by family professionals and advises parents of how to put their children first during … [Read more...] about Parenting Through Separation: New Free Parenting Guide Available to Separating Families in Stockport, Failsworth and Mossley
It is frequently said that if you are buying goods or services “you get what you pay for”. Recently that has proved to be particularly true for 28 people who thought they could save money by using a cheap “online provider” to do their divorce. In a recent case report headed “Improper … [Read more...] about The dangers of online divorce services
Following the breakdown of the marriage, there are usually a number of financial issues to be resolved. Understandably, most often a separating couple concentrate on things like the future of the family home, and how any children of the family will be supported. However, this leaves out a major part … [Read more...] about Why it’s important to review pensions during a divorce
It is reported that following consultations in the Spring of 2021, and despite the majority of respondents opposing court fee increase, the government is set to increase some court fees for the first time since 2016. As a result, later this year the cost of divorce application in England and Wales … [Read more...] about Divorce fee to increase in England and Wales
Moving house is one of the most stressful things any of us do. Just thinking about it raises the blood pressure. Rachel Chamley, Conveyancing Executive at Harold Stock & Co Solicitors, takes us through some of the common questions our clients ask about moving home and the Conveyancing process. … [Read more...] about 15 Common Conveyancing Questions
Searches are a necessary and crucial part of the conveyancing process. Although they are not a legal requirement for a purchase of a property, particularly if you are a cash buyer, your conveyancing solicitor would normally recommend that these searches are carried out so that you know all the … [Read more...] about Conveyancing searches: why are they necessary for a house or flat purchase?
The Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020, which passed into law on 25 June 2020, brings "no fault" divorce to England and Wales for the first time. We now know that it will come into force on 6 April 2022, so what does it mean if you are contemplating divorce now? Current divorce law – … [Read more...] about What are the new changes for Divorce Law coming into force in 2022?
Have you ever heard of the legal term chancel repair liability? The chances are the answer is probably not. Not too many people have, and even fewer actually understand what it actually is. Yet, if you’re thinking of buying a property, it’s a search issue, just like the other more-common local, … [Read more...] about What is chancel repair liability and could it affect the property you’re thinking of buying?
Don’t go “Russian” to hide your assets You may have seen recent headlines about the world’s largest divorce case taking place in London, where the son of a Russian Billionaire oligarch found himself on the wrong end of a Judge’s order requiring him to pay a huge sum of money to his mother because … [Read more...] about Why disclosing your assets before the divorce is the wise approach
There are various ways in which you can own your home. These are: SolelyJointly – as joint tenantsJointly – as tenants in common If you own your property as joint tenants, this means that upon your death, your share in the property will automatically pass to the surviving joint owner. … [Read more...] about How do I protect my home in my Will? What can I do about care home fees?
As expected, the chancellor announced in yesterday's budget that the Stamp Duty holiday in England will be extended from 31st March 2021 to 30th June 2021. This will bring a great deal of relief to many buyers in England in these testing times. So what does this mean for you? Up to and … [Read more...] about Hooray Hooray, it’s a happy holiday!
1. Redheads are more sensitive to pain A 2009 American dental study found that people with red hair, (and pale skin), were more likely to be afraid of going to the dentist. An explanation for this lies in a genetic variant that they have at chromosome 16, which makes them more … [Read more...] about 5 Surprising facts about pain