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Child support is now calculated by reference to the non resident parent's gross weekly income, the details of which are provided by HRMC on a computer link to the Child Maintenance Service. Of course, that would be the last completed tax information which may be somewhat out of date. It...

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As a result of new Government proposals announced on the 30th July 2014, children from the age of 10 will be able to speak to a Judge dealing with any dispute between their parents regarding their day to day arrangements. These changes are to be implemented as soon as possible. When a...

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You may have heard of the term "personal chattels”. These words have a specific legal definition that will soon be changed by the Inheritance and Trustees' Powers Act 2014 for estates from October 2014. The current legal meaning of "personal chattels” is quite old-fashioned because it...

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What happens to my estate if I do not make a Will? I have been asked this question many times. And more often than not, people are surprised when I tell them the answer. If you die without a valid Will, the Intestacy Rules determine who receives your estate and how much they receive. It...

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26 June 2014
By Sally Cook
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My elderly mother has sold her house and has moved in with my sister. My mother has paid  for improvements to  my sister's house and my sister hasn't let me visit her for months….. Is there anything I can do? There may be many reasons why an elderly person may decide to...

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