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Men and women appear to have sharply different views on whether divorce courts tend to favour men or women, according to a new survey from the USA by FindLaw.com.

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My wife and I have joint accounts. If one dies, does half the account go into the estate of that deceased to be divided between the surviving spouse and children? I understand that children have legal rights, and are entitled to a third of the estate no matter what you put in a will (we have made wills).

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A new tax affecting the duty that buyers pay when they purchase a new house has come into effect in Scotland from April 1st.

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The deeds for my mum's house are in her sole name. She re-married and has taken new husband's surname. Does anything need to be done to change her name on her own title deeds either now or in future, as she has not got round to doing this? We also wonder if her husband has a right to the house if she dies.

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Supporting Children in Care

Posted by on in Family Law and Divorce

Provisions of the Children and Young People Act came into effect on 1st April that give extra support and greater rights for children and young people in care.

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I own my flat in a block of six, and each of us is liable for a share of repairs, the property is not factored but we have a residents fund which five of us pay into. The other resident, who we have no way of contacting, does not pay and ignores even lawyers' letters. This leaves the burden of their share with the other residents. How should we proceed to reclaim money we are owed?

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Great Britain is in the number one spot for family breakdown across Western Europe for the second year running, Marriage Foundation has said.

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My aunt has suffered from dementia, and is in a nursing home. My uncle - her brother - has declared that he is next of kin. He stated that since he is the next oldest he is automatically next of kin and has taken control over my aunt's bank account. I think this is wrong as my aunt is still to some extent capable of speaking for herself and can state who she wants to take care of her. I do not know who my aunt's lawyer is or if she has appointed a power of attorney either. What can be done to protect her?

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