• Securing your Child’s Future
    Securing your Child’s Future

    Correctly drafted wills are key to managing assets for the future financial security of your family and you should make sure they are regularly updated as your family grows and develops.

    With relation to young families, one aspect of will writing that often gets overlooked is the question of guardianship for children, should both parents pass away whilst the children are still legally classified as minors (generally under 18 years in this respect). If you do not appoint a guardian to look after your children and no other surviving parent with parental responsibility exists, then the family court will decide who to appoint as guardians for your children. This may very well not be someone your children know or are close to and could lead to disputes amongst your family.

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  • Moving for School Catchment Area?
    Moving for School Catchment Area?

    Moving residential property to be in the catchment area for a highly regarded school has long been an option considered by parents and it remains the case today, in a seemingly ever more competitive world. Should you choose to move, then you will almost certainly need to appoint a solicitor or licensed conveyancer to administer the transaction(s) for you.

    To make the conveyancing process run as smoothly as possible, here are some tips from the conveyancing team at Judge & Priestley LLP on appointing a conveyancer. A quick Google search will throw up an array of potential conveyancers and outline fees, so what should you consider before appointing your representative?

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