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The GD 10 Minute Will instruction booklet

19 September 2012
In particular circumstances properly structured Wills can save inheritance tax. They can also help protect your estate against the cost of long term care and they can provide a variety of benefits and safeguards for your intended beneficiaries. However, some of the structures can be quite complex and many people just don’t find the time to address these important issues.
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GD guides you through…cohabitation disputes

12 September 2012

Millions of couples in the UK today choose to live together rather than to marry. Unlike marriage, there is no legal procedure to follow in order to formally end a cohabitation relationship. Cohabiting couples never acquire any legal rights or responsibilities to pay maintenance to one another. Nor do they ever acquire any rights over each other’s savings or pensions. However, some financial claims are possible.

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GD guides you through…cohabitation agreements

12 September 2012

As explained in GD Guides you through…cohabitation disputes, if you have to resort to the Court to sort out ownership of your property, this will not result in an easy, cheap or quick solution. As in medicine, prevention is better than cure, so anyone buying a house together should set out in writing , at the start of their cohabitation, what shares they will own in any property during the relationship, and what happens if the relationship breaks down.

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GD guides you through…divorce

12 September 2012

Married couples can separate, carve up their finances, sort out arrangements for their children and move on with their day to day lives, all without divorce. So why get divorced?

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GD guides you through…pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements

12 September 2012

As a result of many Court decisions over recent years pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements (often referred to as “prenups”, “postnups”, or “marriage agreements”) have acquired a very high level of importance as a means of people deciding for themselves how their family finances should be dealt with in the unfortunate event of a divorce.

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GD’s top tips to make relationship breakdowns easier

12 September 2012

Any relationship breakdown will be traumatic, but it can also be very costly and take years to sort out. However, there are certain things you can do to reduce the stress, time and money involved.

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Protective awards and failing to consult

16 August 2012

If you have been made redundant or have had your terms and conditions of employment changed then you may be entitled to a protective award of up to 90 days pay.

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Personal and Family Focus August 2012

09 August 2012

In this edition we offer some helpful advice on how to reduce your exposure to the cost of long term care. We also tell you about neighbours ‘Alice’ and ‘Jane’ and how a Lasting Power of Attorney can make such a difference. Finally we examine the importance of Wills and ask the question “What will happen when you die?”

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How can pre-nuptial agreements protect your family and business?

01 June 2012

A pre-nuptial agreement is a written agreement between a couple who are about to marry, which sets out how the family’s capital and income should be distributed if the marriage comes to an end. Pre nuptial agreements can prove vital in protecting your family/business assets.

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A guide to lasting powers of attorney

01 June 2012

What is an LPA? What would happen if you lost the ability to make decisions for yourself? It might not happen but it could. Who would look after your finances and make decisions about your welfare? By signing a legal document called a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) you can decide. You might choose a member of the family or a close friend or a professional person. But you need to appoint them now.

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