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Family and divorce

As family law solicitors, we advise individuals and families based both in Warwickshire and across the UK on children, family and divorce law matters.

Family investment companies (“FICs”)

A family investment company (FIC) is a long-term tax efficient vehicle that enables an individual to pass assets out of their estate for inheritance tax (IHT) purposes while retaining control and protecting them.

Purchasing property with another member of the family

It is not unusual for property to be co-owned by family members within a farming family, regardless of whether or not those members are actively involved in the farming business.

Mixing business and family - a recipe for disaster?

The UK has 4.8 million family businesses – 88% percent of all businesses in the UK – big brands such as Dyson, Warburtons and Specsavers are but a few that spring to mind. While the majority are small businesses, over 17,000 are medium and large companies.

HMRC scrutiny of family investment companies

A family investment company (FIC) is a tax-efficient vehicle allowing protection of, and control over, wealth transferred out of an individual’s estate.

Coronavirus: dealing with your financial and family affairs

Kate Anderson and Tracy Ashby discuss how you can protect your financial and family affairs.

Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 claim

Joan Thompson claimed reasonable financial provision under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 from the estate of her partner, Wynford Hodge. He gave his £1.5m estate to Karla Evans and Agon Berisha, who were tenants of one of his properties. The will made no provision for Joan, who was financially dependent on Wynford and who had lived with him for 42 years.

Major changes to family law system to help victims of domestic abuse

Against a backdrop of a wider court reform programme, the government has just announced (in June 2020) a radical change to the family justice system following the conclusion of a year-long review by an expert panel commissioned by the Ministry of Justice.

Family & Divorce FAQs

Divorce is an emotionally challenging and stressful time. Dealing with both the financial and practical arrangements can seem daunting.

Keeping it in the family: pre-nuptial agreements and farming families

Despite a recent case where a pre-nuptial agreement was not taken into account when considering the final financial award, pre-nuptial agreements continue to serve a very useful purpose for many families.

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