Legal Articles

The Dangers of DIY Probate

If a friend or relative dies leaving a Will naming you as their executor, the responsibilities can be onerous. The role of an executor involves a great deal of work and responsibility. You must ensure that their estate is properly administered and their heirs receive everything that they are entitled to. You may be tempted

Legal Articles

Divorce and Capital Gains Tax

The UK 2018 Autumn Budget was delivered by the Chancellor on 29 October.  In amongst the usual changes to personal tax allowances and duty rate increases on tobacco and alcohol was a Capital Gains Tax (CGT) amendment which could affect a number of divorcing and separating couples.   When a marriage or relationship breaks down,

Legal Articles

Good divorce week 2018

The Family Team at Wallace Robinson & Morgan are members of an organisation called Resolution.  One of Resolution’s roles is to raise public awareness as to the detrimental impact conflict arising from divorce or separation can have on the couples concerned and of course their children. The week commencing 26 November 2018 marks their 7th

Legal Articles

Lasting Power of Attorney

There are two types of Lasting Power of Attorney; one to deal with property and affairs, one to deal with personal welfare. Personal Welfare A Personal Welfare Lasting Power of Attorney allows your attorneys to make decisions on your behalf regarding your personal welfare should you not have the capacity to make those decisions yourself.

Legal Articles

Boundary disputes with neighbours

One of the most common disputes between neighbours is the boundaries between their properties. Boundary disputes can be in relation to commercial, residential and agricultural land. Residential boundary disputes are the most common. We are often asked to help clients with boundary wall disputes or with issues relating to boundary fence ownership. Get help as

Legal Articles

Noisy Neighbours

Having noisy neighbours is a common problem, but what constitutes a nuisance noise is not always straight forward. Nuisance noise can come in a variety of forms: • Arguments • Loud or bass-heavy music • TVs • DIY projects • Moving furniture • Alarms • Ball games • Dogs barking • Door slamming No house

Legal Articles

Child Arrangements Orders

When parents separate or divorce, where the children should reside may become an issue. Although in most cases the parties can agree the arrangements between themselves, this is not always possible. It is always better to try and reach an agreement with the other parent. The first step should be to approach the other parent