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Legislation changes mean that newlyweds risk £1,000 fine if they don’t register their marriage within one week

Currently, newlyweds are asked to sign a register and certificate during the wedding ceremony but this could all change. The proposed changes, which could come into force by the end of 2019, mean that couples will no longer be presented with this certificate. Instead, they’ll be presented with a “marriage schedule” or “marriage document” which they will have to sign and take to their local register office according to The Faculty Office.

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How can I prevent a challenge to my Will?

Although a properly drawn Will is legally binding, there are ways to contest or dispute it. This often happens when confusion or dispute arises in the division of your estate between beneficiaries, or if you were not crystal clear about your wishes within the document itself or If the document has been homemade and perhaps not properly signed and/or witnessed.   this is why it is always vitally important to use an experienced and qualified Solicitor at Sweeney Miller Law when making your Will.

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Divorce and the family home

When marriages break down and the divorce process is finished, there's one big question on everyone's mind: who gets the house? This is particularly complicated for families with children, who are often faced with so many options they don't know what to do.

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What is a Separation Agreement and when might I need one?

Separation Agreements can deal with how a couple intend to share their assets and liabilities when they decide to separate. Such an agreement will set out their intention to live apart and typically sets out their financial arrangements whilst they are separated.

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Proposal to end Section 21 ‘no-fault evictions’ in England

Under the government’s new plans, landlords would have to provide a “concrete, evidenced reason already specified in law” in order to bring tenancies to an end. The National Landlords Association (NLA) said its members should be able to use a Section 8 possession notice to evict someone who has broken the terms of their tenancy - for example by not paying rent. This sometimes involves landlords spending money taking action in court if the tenants refuse to leave.

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Sweeney Miller wins manual handling accident at work claim

A warehouseman working for an international supermarket chain has reached an out of court settlement shortly before trial. The Claimant had been repeatedly lifting large heavy trays of produce at work, causing him to suffered a hernia. He sued his employer who denied liability and hotly contested the case for over 3 years before finally agreed to pay him just under £5000 in compensation for his pain and suffering.

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