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How to Successfully Contest a Will

Do you Think a Will was Unfair or Invalid? If you are looking into how to contest a Will, you might have concerns about the capacity of the person who made it, how it was made, or if someone was left out of it.  As…

What you Need to Know About Pre-Nuptial Agreements in the UK

Local Pre-nuptial agreement solicitors Wedding planning is an exciting time for all involved, as is planning for your marriage. We’ve worked with many couples to help them plan ahead using a pre-nuptial agreement. If you have assets, property, or inheritance that you would like to…

Understanding the Probate Process in the UK

Losing a loved one is difficult enough without the administrative, financial, and legal complexities of probate. Jargon such as ‘applying for the grant’, ‘estate’ vs ‘assets’, ‘executors’ vs ‘administrators’ are all thrown at you while you may be trying to navigate a funeral, your own…

What is Spousal Maintenance & How is it Calculated?

What is spousal maintenance? Spousal maintenance is the regular payment made from one ex-spouse to another after divorce, to ensure that neither party becomes financially destitute. If one spouse was financially dependent upon the other, spousal maintenance should be a fair amount that allows the…

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…