The Bowsers Blog

Making A Will Or Giving A Gift On Your Deathbed

In an ideal world, you will have made your Will well in advance of your passing. This is the best way to avoid legal disputes between those inheriting. However, in some cases, Wills will be made or gifts will be given on your deathbed. What does this mean, legally? What kind of gifts can be left and are they valid? Read on to find out.

The Most Common Probate Mistakes And How To Avoid Them

There is no doubt that making an application for probate can be complex. Many people will try to handle it alone and take on all the work involved personally, but this can leave you open to making costly errors that bring extra work and delays.

All I Want For Christmas Is A Divorce: Why Divorce Rates Spike At Christmas

You may have noticed a trend in the period directly after the festive season - a trend regarding the number of breakups and divorces you encounter. In fact, the first working Monday in January has been nicknamed 'Divorce Day'. This is the day when lawyers and law firms receive a surge in fresh enquiries from couples about getting a divorce.

How To Get A Divorce In the Covid 19 Pandemic

42% of all marriages end in divorce, and the chances are that number might even be a little higher during lockdown. It's not easy to be cooped up together all day every day, even when you're married. If you're considering ending your marriage, here's everything you need to know about getting a divorce during the coronavirus pandemic.

All About Gifted Deposits And The Bank Of Mum And Dad

You only have to pick up a newspaper nowadays to read young people's struggles in buying their first home. With house prices rocketing and modest salary increases, it can be troublesome for some aspiring homeowners.

How Much Does A Divorce Cost?

Nobody expects their marriage to end in divorce, but it happens more often than you might think. 42% of marriages in England and Wales currently end in divorce, and the median length of a UK marriage stands at just over 12 years. Even if a divorce is amicable, the process can be extremely draining. Unfortunately, it can also be quite expensive. As well as the mandatory court fees that come with any divorce, those seeking additional guidance can end up paying a fortune in legal fees.