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Common reasons for delaying making a Will Many people put off making a Will because they feel like they don’t have the time. This is understandable as many of us have busy lives. Some people have mobility problems or find it difficult to attend appointments due to other commitments, people may have transport difficulties […]
Writing a Will A Will is a legal document detailing how you would like your money, belongings and property to be distributed at the time of your death. Unless you have a legally binding Will in place there is no guarantee that your assets will be shared out how you would like. Whilst it can […]
Off the Shelf A do-it-yourself Will is a legal document you can prepare yourself using a template, a pack or an online service. It will contain the details of how you would like your money and property to be distributed. But Wills are complicated legal documents; it may appear cheaper and easier to write your […]
All those eligible for a partial refund on their power of attorney fees can apply from 1 February 2018. The refunds are being offered to those who may have been charged more than was necessary to apply to register lasting or enduring powers of attorney between 1 April 2013 and 31 March 2017. During this period, […]
The NSPCC have issued guidelines on how to decide when its safe for your child or children to be home on their own and what you can do if they’re too young. These can be found on-line at nspcc.org.uk but at Hepburn Delaney we have a number of experts in child care law who can help you, […]
It can be a distressing time when you split up from your spouse or partner, especially if you have children and for one reason or another you are being stopped from seeing them. In many cases it is advised to take action at an early stage. At Hepburn Delaney our Family Lawyers can take you […]
At Hepburn Delaney we are proud to be one of the first firms in Hertfordshire to be operating a paperless office. Not only does paperless working improve efficiency and security but also provides long term safe storage of client information. We are committed to continuous improvement of our operating procedures, which enables us to offer […]
Each year we are approached by a number of clients considering whether they should transfer their home to their children or other young relatives even though they still intend to continue living in it.
How time flies! It has now been 3 months since I started my new role as head of family mediation services at Hepburn Delaney based in Hemel Hempstead. My aim in returning to Hemel was to focus on helping separating couples resolve their issues in a safe, informed environment rather than embarking on expensive and highly stressful court battles.
Family Mediators and Family Solicitors struggling with clients who on the face of it say they are happy to mediate whilst at the same time delaying the arrangements or slowing up the process, may wish to consider the words of Jackson LJ in a recent civil case Thakkar v Patel (2017) EWCA Civ 117.