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Child Custody – 7 common Q&As

When a relationship breaks down, whether you are married or not, agreeing arrangements for any children involved is often one of the most emotive elements to be resolved. Our Family Law specialist, Rachel Macwilliam, answers 7 common questions on the topic of child custody.  What does custody mean?English Law no longer uses the term ‘custody’…

As safe as houses?

Our 5 tips to help you avoid becoming a victim of property fraud Perhaps you’ve never even heard of property fraud. It certainly doesn’t seem to have as high a profile as bank fraud or credit card fraud. However, it is on the rise according to HM Land Registry and costing homeowners thousands of pounds.…

How do I contest a Will?

The death of a loved one is one of the hardest things in life to go through. If there is also a dispute over their Will, this can make it even more distressing. You may feel that they were not of sound mind when they made their Will or perhaps even were unduly influenced or…

Mrs Judith Cramp

Rachel took time to understand my difficulties and she gave me knowledgeable, practical and sensible support and advice. Mrs Judith Cramp…

Can I remove an executor?

The process of probate (dealing with the estate of someone who has died) can be an emotional and difficult time but is sometimes compounded when a dispute arises over the will or with the way it is being handled by the appointed executor. The legal process takes time but if you believe that the executor…

Digital Divorce

Your digital footprint and online security may not be the first thing which springs to mind when a relationship breaks down but perhaps it is something which you should be considering. Increasingly family solicitors are advising their clients to take this aspect of a separation into account. With a tangle of accounts often shared between…

No Fault Divorce edging a step closer

unhappy couple sitting on bench

Our family lawyer Rachel Macwilliam says that the plans which are now underway to bring in no-fault divorce will help to reduce the acrimony caused by having to blame a partner under the current system. The current rules The current legislation means that one partner needs to prove the other is at fault through adultery,…

Seven tips for a happier divorce

Although the process of divorce and separation is never going to be a pleasant thing to go through, couples often don’t make it any easier on themselves. There are things you can do which could make your separation or divorce a much smoother and less emotionally exhausting process. Rachel Macwilliam, specialist in family law, runs…

Testimonial Anonymous

We found Penderlaw to be highly professional, yet friendly and unstuffy. We have been busy recommending you to others. Anonymous…

Testimonial Neil Cockroft

Exactly what I needed: clear and timely advice in plain language which explained the options. Mr Neil Cockroft…