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Can I make a claim if I am excluded from a Will?

The short answer is yes, you can make a claim if you are excluded from a Will in certain circumstances. However, you will need to bring a claim within 6 months from the date of the Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration. This is called an Inheritance Act claim.  Not everyone is entitled to […]

How do I know if a prenuptial agreement is for me?

Signing a prenuptial agreement does not seem like a romantic or optimistic idea for many engaged couples. However, making decisions on how assets should be handled with your partner is a sensible way to start. It is critical to have a conversation about a prenuptial agreement with your future spouse if you think it is […]

What are the rules surrounding gifting property to my children?

Disclaimer: Ackroyd Legal is not regulated to give tax advice, tax information has been obtained from the UK government website. Why do people gift property to their children? It is pretty common to gift property to a child or children for a number of reasons. The main reason people probably do this is to save […]

The Divorce is done, now what about the children?

When two parents get divorced, it may not be possible to come to an amicable agreement about what should happen to the children and who should have child custody. In fact, the term “custody” is no longer used in family law, and instead, we call these child arrangements. When child arrangements cannot be decided privately, […]

How will the new UK divorce law changes empower women?

SHARE Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on whatsapp Share on email According to the Office of National Statistics, 47.4%  of women who petitioned for divorce in 2020 did so on the grounds of “unreasonable behaviour.”  Unreasonable behaviour is where your partner has acted in a way that is so unreasonable […]

Do I need permission from my former partner to take my child on holiday in England and Wales?

edit post FAMILY LAW Do I need permission from my former partner to take my child on holiday in England and Wales? by ackroydlegal August 10, 2021 SHARE Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on whatsapp Share on email Written by Rebecca Anderson There are approximately 2.4 million separated families in […]

Who Gets Custody of a Child after a Divorce?

edit post FAMILY LAW Who Gets Custody of a Child after a Divorce? by ackroydlegal June 16, 2021 Home / Media / Family Law / Who Gets Custody of a Child after a Divorce? Facebook-f Instagram Twitter Linkedin-in Youtube By Carlin Peton Divorce can seem like a confusing process, especially if there are children involved. […]