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Severance Of A Joint Tenancy

There are two ways to jointly own a property:

1. Joint tenants
When a property is owned by two people as joint tenants, they both own the whole of the property. In the event that one joint owner dies, the entire property would automatically pass to the surviving joint owner. This is the case regardless as to whether the deceased had a Will or not.

Finances after a foreign divorce

“I divorced outside of the UK but the finances were not dealt with – what can I do?”

“The financial order made by the foreign Court in my divorce is insufficient or is inferior to the award that would have been given if the divorce took place within the UK – what can I do?”

What happens when someone dies without a Will?

When someone dies without making a Will (or their Will is invalid), their estate is dealt with under the rules of intestacy. This means that their estate is not always given to their person of choice and will be distributed in accordance with an order set by the intestacy rules.

Why use a Family Law Solicitor when someone dies?

The death of a loved one is one of the most stressful events that can happen in your life. Administering a deceased’s estate can sometimes be quite complex especially with the constantly changing inheritance tax and probate laws. There are a number of practical and technical matters which have to be dealt with to ensure the deceased’s estate is administered correctly.

Do we need to wait 2 years before getting divorced?

We often meet with clients who are under the impression that they have to wait for 2 years to pass before they can get divorced. Clients also regularly believe that by waiting this 2 year period the divorce process itself will be quicker and cheaper. This is simply not correct and is often not the most sensible way for clients to proceed.