Who gets the dog on divorce?

Although the title to this article might raise a smile, the question of where, or rather with whom, pets will live is often a very important decision during a separation or divorce.

Pets are frequently considered to be part of the family with the responsibility, both financial and practical, playing a big factor in family life. So, what will happen to pets on divorce?

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Will my spouse automatically inherit everything when I die?

Whilst a difficult and intimidating subject to consider, what will happen to our estate and belongings when we pass away are important decisions to make. Many people assume whether it’s the fault of false media presentation or evolving practices that have yet to become modern common knowledge, that a person’s husband or wife will automatically receive everything after their partner’s death.

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Changing a Will: What You Need to Know

A will is one of the most important documents most of us will ever create, involving some of the most important decisions. This is because your will is your voice when you pass away, ensuring that your assets and estate are divided precisely as you wish for them to be. To make sure your will is kept up to date both in terms of legalities and content, it is advised that you review it every five years or after any life event that may require you to make amendments.

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What are my legal rights on divorce?

This is often the first, and perhaps most obvious, question for anyone who is going through or considering a separation or divorce.  This leads to other important questions such as: how will property be divided and how will arrangements for children be decided. 

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Will the election result kick start the property market?

Some said that a Conservative majority would present a real boost to the economy and confidence to the property market. Those same commentators said that a Labour majority might not have quite the same impact on property prices but that under a Jeremy Corbyn led Government first time buyers would get more help. Another hung Parliament was not seen as good news at all. Other commentators were less confident as they felt neither of the major parties had a coherent housing strategy for the future.

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