Your Rights: Buying a house with your live-in partner

For most couples, deciding to move in together is an exciting time, looking to the future, and planning a home together can be the start of a great lifetime ahead, but not protecting your assets or your legal position can be a very risky course of action. By the time many couples realise that, in law, they are considered as separate individuals, it’s too late to put any legal protection in place. Many couples believe that living together gives them legal rights, but marriage at common law does not exist, and unless you have agreed your positions at the start…

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The 9 Steps of Probate

Here's what you need to know if you are the Executor or Administrator of a Will. Handling a deceased person’s Estate can be incredibly stressful and depending on the size or complexity of their Estate the Probate process can be complicated and can take up to 12 months to settle. An Estate includes everything an individual owned and the person responsible for dealing with the Estate after their death needs to be aware of the list of administrative affairs they will be responsible for when dealing with the Probate process. Estates that include property and/or large sums of capital and…

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