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  • 03 Sep 2018 What is a post nuptial agreement?

    What is a post nuptial agreement?

    A post nuptial agreement (sometimes referred to as a post nup) sets out how assets, finances and belongings should be distributed between you and your partner should your marriage or civil partnership break down. It is a written contract that is signed by a couple during their marriage not before it as is the case […]

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  • 20 Aug 2018 Pre-Nuptial Agreements Gaining Popularity

    Pre-Nuptial Agreements Gaining Popularity

    Following our previous blog post – What are Pre-nuptial and Post-nuptial Agreements? we wanted to provide further insight into why they are becoming more popular. IS A PRE-NUPTIAL AGREEMENT NECESSARY? Pre-nuptial agreements, sometimes referred to as ‘pre-nups’ are becoming increasingly popular in the UK and are sometimes referred to as insurance in the event of […]

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  • 10 Aug 2018 What are Pre-nuptial and Post-nuptial Agreements?

    What are Pre-nuptial and Post-nuptial Agreements?

    A pre-nuptial agreement or ‘prenup’ is a contract entered into by couples before marriage which is intended to deal with financial provision in the event of a divorce. A prenup can help protect your interests if the marriage breaks down and often such provision is therefore less than the Court would order in the absence […]

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  • 09 Aug 2018 Divorce is no longer a meal ticket for life – spousal maintenance implications

    Divorce is no longer a meal ticket for life – spousal maintenance implications

    Spousal maintenance is a difficult area of law.  We are often asked about implementing a fixed term order and a clean break in respect of spousal maintenance.  In this latest blog we review a successful case one of our Solicitors was involved in and what implications this has for the future of divorce, financial remedy […]

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  • 09 Jul 2018 Preparing for Family Mediation

    Preparing for Family Mediation

    Our trained family Mediators will talk you through the full family mediation process step by step so you know what is happening at each stage. Here are some practical steps and ideas to help you prepare for your mediation session. WHAT SHOULD I DO BEFORE MY MEDIATION SESSION? DOCUMENTATION Before your first session you should […]

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  • 07 Jun 2018 What to consider when using a Solicitor Family Mediator

    What to consider when using a Solicitor Family Mediator

    Why should we mediate? Family mediation is a very effective way for couples to resolve several issues including divorce, financial issues, and arrangements for children. It allows matters to be resolved amicably and you will both be partners in the decision making. You control the issues to be addressed. You will make the decisions about […]

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  • 01 Jun 2018 How does Family Mediation work?

    How does Family Mediation work?

    What is Mediation? Mediation is a way of resolving disputes after separation or divorce. It is often used as a cheaper and quicker alternative to court. The Mediator’s role is to help you and your ex-partner reach agreement on the issues you cannot currently agree on. This could be in relation to divorce, finances or […]

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  • 01 May 2018 How much does a Lasting Power of Attorney cost?

    How much does a Lasting Power of Attorney cost?

    Arranging a Lasting Power of Attorney may not be as expensive as you think. Also, for a small cost now, you may be saving your family and friends additional costs in the event you lose mental capacity. Having a Lasting Power of Attorney ensures that someone you trust will be managing your affairs. At Hepburn […]

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  • 24 Apr 2018 Enduring Power of Attorney or Lasting Power of Attorney?

    Enduring Power of Attorney or Lasting Power of Attorney?

    What is a Power of Attorney? A Power of Attorney is a document which appoints people you trust to look after your affairs should you ever need them to in the future. Enduring Powers of Attorney could be made until October 2017 when they were replaced by the new system of Lasting Powers of Attorney. […]

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  • 27 Mar 2018 Lasting Power of Attorney

    Lasting Power of Attorney

    Lasting Power of Attorney – What is it and when can it be used?   A Lasting Power of Attorney gives another person or persons the legal authority to look after your financial affairs or health and welfare. It allows your attorney to make decisions on your behalf if you lack mental capacity, for example due […]

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  • 12 Mar 2018 Home visit Will writing service – we will come to you

    Home visit Will writing service – we will come to you

    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 […]

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  • 01 Mar 2018 How to write a Will

    How to write a Will

    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 […]

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  • 15 Feb 2018 The Pitfalls of DIY Wills

    The Pitfalls of DIY Wills

    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 […]

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  • 09 Feb 2018 Power of attorney fee refund scheme launched

    Power of attorney fee refund scheme launched

    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, […]

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  • 11 May 2017 Mediation Services in Hemel Hempstead

    Mediation Services in Hemel Hempstead

    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.

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  • 06 Apr 2017 Family Mediation in Harpenden

    Family Mediation in Harpenden

    We are delighted that we are now able to provide Family Mediation in Harpenden, Hertfordshire.

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  • 30 Mar 2017 Family Mediation in Wendover

    Family Mediation in Wendover

    We are pleased to announce that, in addition to our other meeting rooms and offices, we have been able to secure premises at which we can provide Family Mediation services in Wendover, Buckinghamshire.

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  • 30 Mar 2017 Drenne Dunphy joins Hepburn Delaney

    Drenne Dunphy joins Hepburn Delaney

    Drenne Dunphy joins Hepburn Delaney as Head of Mediation

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