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No-Fault Divorce: Everything you need to know

The Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020 – commonly nicknamed the “no-fault divorce law” – has come into force in England & Wales as of 6 April 2022. The introduction of the Act will have a tremendous impact upon couples who wish to divorce without…

Probate: The Most Common Warning Sign of Danger Ahead

A blog by David Edwards, Managing Director Aside from managing the Firm here at Burt Brill & Cardens, much of my work as a Solicitor is with individuals and their families. This includes providing legal support to my clients when a family member or loved…

Gifts and Inheritance: What You Should Know

Our Managing Director David Edwards has over 30 years’ experience in helping clients manage their assets and plan their estates to protect themselves and their loved ones. In this blog, he answers your most frequently asked questions on how gifts can affect inheritance. Need urgent…

Moving house during lockdown

After seven weeks of property lockdown, the government has updated the regulations around viewing, purchasing, and selling property in England. With nearly half a million property transactions unable to progress during lockdown, the easing of these rules has provided relief and a sense of a…

What is a Power of Attorney?

A Power of Attorney is a legal document in which someone names another person to make decisions on their behalf and to sign documents for them. There are different sorts of Power of Attorney. The Powers of Attorney Act 1971 set out the rules for…

Couples’ Financial Affairs

News outlets have been rife with speculation about the impact of coronavirus upon divorce rates. Articles have reported that child custody fights are on the rise, as are challenges over financial settlements as households are hit by the current pandemic. While Covid-19 divorce rates have…

COVID-19 and seeing your children

The Stay at Home Rules announced by Boris Johnson on 23 March 2020 were met with confusion and worry by many separated parents, who were unsure of the best steps to take and whether they would still be able to share care of their children.…