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Have you made your Will yet? What are you waiting for?

At Goughs, our team of expert advisors can help you take those first steps to making a Will. Whether you are concerned about making provision for your growing family, need to speak to someone to help you plan ahead to fund your later life needs, or would...

I have a third party mandate on my bank account, so I don't need a Lasting Power of Attorney...

In this article we explain the difference between a third party mandate and a Lasting Power of Attorney. A third party mandate is a formal instruction from you to your bank or building society telling them that you would like another party, i.e. someone...

Do you own a flat? Have you considered extending your lease?

The Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 (“LRHUDA Act 1993”) provides leaseholders with the right to extend their lease term.  There are a few good reasons why you should consider extending your lease. Increase the...

Mental Capacity and Divorce Proceedings

Divorce can be an emotional and painful time for all parties concerned. If one spouse suffers from mental health problems and lacks the capacity to make their own decisions, the process has the potential to be further complicated by additional challenges. ...

Freedom of Choice: Choose your Lawyer carefully

Freedom of choice is not something that is generally discussed when instructing a solicitor for the first time but it is an important thing to be aware of.  Freedom of choice does exactly what it says on the tin – it allows you to choose who will...

Action for Brain Injury Awareness week

This week is Action for Brain Injury Awareness week 20 th – 26 th May 2019. The week marks the start of Action for Brain Injury Awareness week which was founded by the brain injury association, Headway UK. The theme this year is ‘Brain...

May 12th was Fibromyalgia Awareness Day - Let's help spread awareness

May 12 th  2019 was Fibromyalgia Awareness Day and was founded by the National Fibromyalgia Association as a day where sufferers of this silent and debilitating condition are able to unite to spread awareness about living with the chronic pain and...

Online Probate Service

Many people are not aware that solicitors can handle any stage of the administration process on your behalf, or simply assist with the stages you find most challenging.

What is meant by no-fault divorce?

What is meant by no-fault divorce? - Goughs Solicitors

This week marks an important moment in family law following the 12 week public consultation which showed widespread support for the implementation of no-fault divorce.

What is a Special Guardianship Order (SGO)?

A Special Guardianship Order (SGO) is an order of the Family Court introduced into the Children Act 1989 by the Adoption and Children Act 2002. An SGO can be made when a child is being cared for more often than not by people other than his/her parents...
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