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Legal Issues Around Inheritance

March 15, 2019 9:47 am

In theory, inheritance should be simple- you leave a will, and people inherit based on your wishes. But there are various issues that can occur, and it is important to be aware of these, both when writing a will and other issues around inheritance. Everything equal A lot of the time when people write a will they stipulate that their children (or other people who stand to benefit) receive everything equally. This can be relatively simple when it comes to money, but this can become...
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What Happens If You Don’t Leave A Will

March 8, 2019 9:46 am

People can often feel intimidated by writing a will. It can make them uncomfortable, as it brings up the topic of death and potential issues. However, there are a lot of things that need to be discussed, and without a will, it can cause a lot of problems. It is worth knowing why it is important to have a will and how it is relatively simple to draw up one that can provide reassurance for you and your loved ones. Inheritance If you die without...
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What You Need To Consider Before Becoming Self-Employed

February 22, 2019 8:45 am

People become self-employed for a number of different reasons. In some cases, it can be the nature of a job, such as working as a contractor or for a company that employs drivers and delivery people on a self-employed basis. For others, it may be because you have an idea for a new business or want to work for yourself. Whatever the reason, there are various issues to be aware of before you become self-employed. Status If you want to work for yourself, you can...
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How To Report Abuse

February 15, 2019 8:44 am

Abuse can occur on a number of levels. This can include physical abuse, in terms of visible violence, pain and injury. But it can also include emotional abuse when a person is being mistreated on a way that may not be physically violent but could make them feel they cannot leave their partner. Whatever the reason, it is important to know what to do when reporting abuse. Different forms of abuse When reporting abuse, people tend to think of physical abuse due to the visible...
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Legal Issues Around Domestic Abuse

February 8, 2019 8:44 am

Domestic abuse can be emotionally devastating. As well as dealing with someone you trust mistreating you, it can also have complications from a legal standpoint. It is important to know some of the legal implications and practical issues that need to be dealt with. What to be aware of When people think of abuse, they tend to think of it purely in terms of physical violence. While this may be the most visible sign, it is important to know that there are other forms. For...
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Legal Issues Around Child Support

February 1, 2019 8:42 am

When a couple splits, it is still important that both partners ensure the child or children involved in that relationship are properly looked after. While one parent may be involved in the day to day care, child support (also known as child maintenance) payments are important to help them with the various costs involved with bringing up children. This can create some issues, which parents should be aware of in order to avoid any legal difficulties. How it is arranged Child support payments can be...
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Legal Issues Around Bankruptcy

January 31, 2019 11:08 am

Employment tribunals typically take place when there is an unresolved issue between an employee and an employer. For example, if an employee feels they were dismissed unfairly, they may ask for a tribunal in order to seek compensation. This is just one example of when you would go to a tribunal, and it is worth knowing how to prepare before and what to expect when the tribunal takes place. Representation You can either give evidence at a tribunal for yourself, or you can have a...
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What To Expect At An Employment Tribunal

January 24, 2019 11:07 am

Employment tribunals typically take place when there is an unresolved issue between an employee and an employer. For example, if an employee feels they were dismissed unfairly, they may ask for a tribunal in order to seek compensation. This is just one example of when you would go to a tribunal, and it is worth knowing how to prepare before and what to expect when the tribunal takes place. Representation You can either give evidence at a tribunal for yourself, or you can have a...
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Legal Issues In The Workplace

January 17, 2019 11:04 am

Whether you are an employer or an employee, there are numerous legal issues in the workplace that you should be aware of. Whether it’s health and safety, discrimination or security, there are various aspects that everyone needs to be aware of and responsible for. Discrimination This is an area that can be potentially very difficult to deal with. For example, an employer may choose between two different candidates for a promotion. One candidate has the necessary qualifications and experience for the job, while another is...
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What To Be Aware Of When Seeking A Divorce

January 10, 2019 11:06 am

In recent times, the issue of how easy it is to grant a divorce has been highlighted in some major cases. The process can often be difficult as it involves emotional issues and conflicts of interests. However, it is possible to make the process simpler, and with the right approach, it can result in a reasonable outcome for all the parties concerned. Cause One recent point of contention has been the idea of “probable cause.” Currently, after a period of around five years, you can...
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