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Grandparents rights to see their grandchildren Grandparents rights to see their grandchildren Grandparents’ rights to see their grandchildren. Recently, The Law Society highlighted the issue of grandparents not seeing their grandchildren and how family lawyers and the courts could help with this on their regular “Solicitor Chat” feature on Twitter.  This is a summary … Covid-19 and our family legal services Covid-19 and our family legal services The impact of the pandemic in the UK has been significant as we know with a huge knock-on effect of disruption for many aspects of society. However, at J W Hughes & Co. we have continued to provide an excellent legal service for all our clients while many staff have worked remotely from home. Th… Domestic Abuse and Your Options Domestic Abuse and Your Options Everyone has a right to feel safe and protected. Here at J W Hughes & Co, we have a specialised team of family solicitors dedicated to offering you clear advice and support about the options available to you to help you feel more protected as a victim of domestic abuse. The two main protective o… Why you should use a Local Solicitor for conveyancing Why you should use a Local Solicitor for conveyancing Introduction We are now in a digital age where you can do anything online. This has led to an introduction of online conveyancers dealing with sales, purchases, remortgages and transfers of equity. Quite often, these services can be provided by online conveyancers at a cheaper price than using a lo… Rights of unmarried couples and 'common law' marriage Rights of unmarried couples and 'common law' marriage Recently, the Law Society had a Valentine’s themed Solicitor Chat about common law marriage and the rights of unmarried couples. Here is a summary of the main points discussed and how we can help you at JW Hughes & Co. What does “common law marriage” mean and is it legally val… Data Protection Day 2020 Data Protection Day 2020 Today is Data Protection Day. We take data protection very seriously. Your personal data will only be obtained and retained by us for the purposes of providing legal advice and services pertaining to your matter.  We do not process your personal data for any other purpose. We use up-to-date pro… Personal Injury Claims in Winter Personal Injury Claims in Winter Recently, the Law Society’s solicitor chat discussed accidents in winter and how your solicitor can help you if you have been affected. Here is a summary of the discussion and the ways we can help you. Do you notice a rise in personal injury claims during the winter months? Yes, the roads an… New Year New Will New Year New Will New Year New Will. Recently, the Law Society’s Solicitor Chat discussed making a Will. Here is a summary of the main points and how our experienced lawyers can help you make a Will. What is the process of making a will and how can we help? A Will appoints people to deal with your estate aft… Leaving gifts to charity in your Will Leaving gifts to charity in your Will Today is #World Kindness day so we are looking at leaving gifts in your Will to charity. Recently the Law Society’s Solicitor Chat covered Wills and leaving gifts to charity. Here is a summary of the main points to consider and how JW Hughes can help you with the decisions you wish to make wh… Wills and Shared Assets Wills and Shared Assets WILLS AND SHARED ASSETS This week’s Solicitor Chat on Twitter covered Wills and Shared Assets. Here is a summary of the main points.  When someone dies with money in a joint bank account who will this money pass to?  It will generally automatically pass to the surviving joint acco… Relationship Breakdown? How we can help Relationship Breakdown? How we can help   How we can ease your stress during a relationship breakdown Our expert team of family lawyers will be there for you throughout your divorce, separation or dissolution and we help to reduce stress by providing expert advice on the legal process, giving guidance on your best options, complet… Government scraps planned probate fee increases Government scraps planned probate fee increases The Ministry of Justice has abolished controversial plans to increase probate fees, which would have seen some bereaved families paying up to £6,000 for probate. What were the proposed probate fee changes? Earlier this year, the Government revived its 2017 plan for an increase in probate app… The legal differences between co-habiting and married couples The legal differences between co-habiting and married couples Recently, the Law Society’s Solicitor Chat on Twitter was focusing on common law marriage and the difference between the rights of cohabiting couples and married couples. We have summarised the important points below. What is Common Law marriage? Is common law marriage a myth? Sadly, yes. Pe… What to do when someone dies What to do when someone dies The death of a loved one is is something we may all have to face at some time but, often, we do not know much about what to do as far as the legal process is concerned. So, we have put together a short guide to help you with the process. What is Probate? Probate is the legal process for dealing wi… Living with Dementia and Planning Future Care Living with Dementia and Planning Future Care   Living with Dementia and Planning Future Care Last week as part of Dementia Awareness week 2019 our Rhys Lewis took part in the Law Society’s Solicitor Chat on Twitter about living with dementia and planning future care.  His replies to the questions are summarised below. How ca… The Importance of Making a Will for New Parents The Importance of Making a Will for New Parents Welcoming a new member of the family is an exciting and busy time for any new parent and updating your will may seem like the last priority on the list. But it is important that new parents think about updating or making a will because doing so will protect the interests of your new arrival. Why ma… Tips for First Time Buyers Tips for First Time Buyers Tips for First Time Buyers Are you looking to buy your first home? JW Hughes has an experienced team of conveyancers who can help guide you through the process. Here are a few tips if to help you if you are a first time buyer. It is a great time to be a first time buyer! If you are purchasing a pr… Preparing for the Future Preparing for the Future Many people forget to plan for their future to ensure that their loved ones are properly taken care of but it is very important and seeing a solicitor can help you to clarify all the details. Making time to think about your wishes will help those you love in the event of any major illness or even yo… Buying a House? The key essentials Buying a House? The key essentials Buying a house So you've found your dream home? Buying a new home is an exciting time but it can be confusing, especially if you're a first-time buyer. Conveyancing describes the legal transfer of property (from seller to buyer). How long it takes depends on several things, such as how many… Lasting Power of Attorney and refunds Lasting Power of Attorney and refunds A power of attorney is a legal document that allows you to choose two attorneys who would assist you if you ever lose your mental capacity. There are two different powers of attorney to choose from: Health and Welfare – This allows your attorneys to make decisions regarding your day to day c… Making a Will Making a Will Your will tells everyone what should happen to your money, possessions and property after you die; all these things together are called your Estate. Statistics suggest that almost two thirds of the UK adult population have no Will, despite the fact that more than three quarters of adults plan on le… Contemplating Divorce? The Key Essentials Contemplating Divorce? The Key Essentials Contemplating ending your marriage or civil partnership can be daunting to say the least and is for many utterly terrifying. This dispiriting prospect has led many individuals to remain in unhappy, loveless and sometimes violent marriages for many years, and for some indefinitely. Over the year…

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