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?
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!
We asked Debra Woolfson to share some of the strange things she has learned in the areas of Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence. As a lawyer specialising in helping those that have suffered pain through trauma, I have seen the disabling impact that severe pain can have. Here are just a … [Read more...] about 5 Surprising facts about pain
Clients often ask what they need to consider prior to a Will appointment. Here is a guide to help you prepare: Executors: Who do you want to carry out your wishes? We would suggest you name at least two people you trust, just in case one person is unable or no longer willing to act as your … [Read more...] about Wills – what to think about before an appointment
Our specialist Wills and Probate team have always taken instructions from clients wishing to make a Will or make amendments to their Will via telephone, video calling and email and during lockdown is no different. However, a key factor in making a valid Will is how the Will is ‘executed’. In other … [Read more...] about Can I make a Will during lockdown?
During the COVID pandemic there has been a lot of focus on effects of lockdown and restrictions upon mental health but it seems clear that relationships have also felt the strain. Couples who had been managing to get along in normal times have struggled to cope with extended periods of confinement … [Read more...] about Couples feeling the strain?
The short answer is "Yes you can!" In the current climate, we appreciate that moving house may be more difficult than it would normally be, but whilst the lockdown rules have changed, house moves are still permitted to go ahead. Our offices may be closed but we continue to work and are still … [Read more...] about National Lockdown – Can I move house?
As the second national lockdown comes to an end tomorrow, we look forward to welcoming clients back to our Failsworth, Mossley and Stockport offices for face to face meetings. Whilst we can’t wait to meet you at whichever office is the easiest for you, please help us to keep everyone safe by only … [Read more...] about Welcome Back!
Moving home can be a daunting prospect and here at Harold Stock we understand that in the current climate this can seem even more of a challenge Please rest assured that our team will be working throughout the new lockdown period and that you will receive the usual professional service … [Read more...] about Moving Home during Lockdown
Harold Stock & Co have been based at Pole Lane in Failsworth for longer than we care to remember. The office has served us extremely well over the years and we have built up a loyal client base in the area. Over the past few years, we have started to outgrow the offices, not just in size but in … [Read more...] about We are on the move!