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Emma’s Tips for Minimising the Impact of Separation on Children

If you are separating and have children with your ex-partner, it is vital that you consider the impact this might have on your children. Here, we are going to discuss the steps you and your solicitor can do to minimise this impact. What Can You Do to Help Your Children? If you’re unsure whether your children are struggling, there are a number of signs that...

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Minimising the Impact of Divorce on Children

Benefits of Protecting Your Finances with a Pre-Nuptial agreement

A Pre-Nuptial agreement is a legal document that both parties sign before they get married to record ownership of their respective assets and finances, should the marriage fail. They are often drawn up in cases where one person in the marriage is bringing significantly more assets than the other and both parties feel it’s fair to recognise this if the marriage breaks down. Many people...

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Benefits of Protecting Your Finances with a Pre-Nuptial agreement

The Importance of Writing a Good Will

The number of will disputes across the UK are on the increase, with a record number 227 disputes reaching the High Court in 2018. At Williams Thompson, we understand that the passing of a loved one is a distressing experience, only made worse by the stressful event of disputing the assets in the aftermath. However, with the assistance of a Solicitor and the drafting of...

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The Importance of Writing a Good Will

Ten Reasons to Use Williams Thompson For Your Conveyancing

Our team has over 20 years of collective experience in delivering high quality work in all matters relating to residential conveyancing. Regardless of who works on your matter, they will be supervised by Stephen Bowden, Partner and Head of Property. Here are 10 reasons to use Williams Thompson for your conveyancing: Established Residential Property Department We have a long-established residential property department providing a personal...

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Ten Reasons to Use Williams Thompson For Your Conveyancing

Top tips For an Amicable Divorce

Although divorce rates are falling in England and Wales, there were over 100,000 divorces in 2017. Divorce is often a very disruptive and upsetting experience for both parties, but there are ways to reduce the acrimony. Having dealt with a wide variety of divorces and separations over many years, we have helped lots of couples come to a civilised conclusion. Here are our top tips...

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Top tips For an Amicable Divorce

How to Prepare Care Home Funding with Future Planning

The time may come when a loved one can no longer live comfortably without assistance. The usual step for people in this situation is to move into a care home, but this can be costly. This is why care home funding is an important topic of discussion, especially in Dorset, the home of Williams Thompson, where 28.7% of the population is over 65 years old....

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How to Prepare Care Home Funding with Future Planning

Your Options Without a Lasting Power of Attorney

Who can make decisions on your behalf? According to the Office of the Public Guardian Annual Report, in 2017/2018 the number of Lasting Powers of Attorney registered by the Court was 770,995. What is a Lasting Power of Attorney? A Lasting Power of Attorney is a document that enables an individual (the donor) to appoint a person, or persons, to handle their affairs in the...

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your options without lasting power of attorney

The Most Magical Time of the Year …. unless you’re going through family break up

Christmas can be the most magical time of year but what if you’re a family going through a break up, with parents living separately? What then? For divorced or separated parents, Christmas can be an ordeal fraught with anxiety, stress, and loneliness. Something to be endured rather than enjoyed. For children, they, too, can be feeling anxious and confused and worried how they are going...

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The Most Magical Time of the Year …. unless you’re going through family break up

Emma’s in the Finals!

What a brilliant end to the year for us! Our Head of Family Law, Emma, has reached the finals of the prestigious Dorset Legal Awards in the Partner of the Year category. This is a fantastic achievement and wonderful recognition of the professionalism, dedication, passion and sheer hard work that she brings to her role every single day.  It’s also a reflection of the great...

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Emma’s in the Finals!

Preparing A Will Can Help to Protect Your Children

A nationwide survey has recently been revealed that more than half of parents in the UK with children under 18 have made no Will. A worrying statistic, David Orr our Head of Probate is eager to encourage more parents to write up their last Will and Testament. He also wants to offer some of his advice and highlight the importance of having a Will for...

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Preparing A Will Can Help to Protect Your Children


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