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Conveyancing Enquiry?

Buying or selling a property? Complete our conveyancing form below, completing all details where possible and someone from our team will get back to you via email.

If you’d prefer to talk to a member of our Conveyancing Department over the phone, please call 01229 820297.


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    Is it time to review your will?

    Once you have made a Will you should consider reviewing this every few years, especially if there have been changes in your life, such as:

    • Separation
    • Marriage
    • Divorce
    • A Baby
    • Moving House

    Once your Will has been signed and witnessed you cannot amend this unless you make an official alteration by way of a Codicil. A Codicil should only be used where there are minor amendments required to your Will. A Codicil must be signed and witnessed in the same way a Will is signed and witnessed.

    Where there are major changes required to your Will, such as changes to Executors, beneficiaries, distribution of your estate etc a new Will will be necessary. Upon making of a new Will this will revoke (cancel) all previous Wills and Codicils you have made.

    For an appointment to review your Will or to discuss making a Will please contact us on 01229 820297

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    Court of Protection – what is it?

    The Court of Protection deals with issues relating to people who have lost the capacity to make decisions for themselves.

    The Court of Protection makes decisions and appoints deputies to act on behalf of those who cannot make decisions regarding their own health, welfare or finances.

    To become a deputy to makes decisions on behalf of someone who has lost capacity you need to apply to the Court of Protection by completing the relevant application forms.

    For more information on applying to the Court of Protection visit www.gov.uk/apply-to-the-court-of-protection

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    For an appointment at our Barrow-in-Furness office, please telephone us on 01229 820297

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    Divorce – what are the grounds & what happens

    The only ground for divorce is the irretrievable breakdown of the marriage. In other words, you must be sure that there is no possibility of a reconciliation. If your marriage has irretrievably broken down, you must be able to prove one of the following:

    • Your spouse has committed adultery and you find it intolerable to live with them.
    • Your spouse has behaved in such a way that you cannot reasonably be expected to live with them.
    • Your spouse has deserted you and you have lived apart for at least 2 years.
    • You and your spouse have already separated and have lived apart for 2 years and both agree to there being a divorce
    • You and your spouse have already separated and have lived apart for at least 5 years.

    An undefended divorce goes through entirely on the paperwork and usually no attendance is required at court by you or your spouse.

    You can complete your divorce without having to finalise the finances and property aspects. You can bring claims for finance, property and pension orders in the divorce proceedings before or after Decree Absolute which the final order in the divorce. For further basic information go to www.gov.uk/divorce/overview.

    Everyone’s circumstances are different and the financial settlement is tailored to your individual circumstances. For personalised advice, please telephone for an appointment our Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria office on 01229 820297

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    Which type of Lasting Power of Attourney (LPA) is right for me?

    A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is a legal document that allows you to choose someone to make decisions on your behalf, including if you were to lack the mental capacity to make the decision yourself.

    An LPA has to be made whilst you still have capacity. It cannot be used until it has been registered with the Office of the Public Guardian.

    The person making a LPA is referred to as the “Donor”. The person or people chosen to make decisions on your behalf are known as your “Attorneys”. An Attorney can be anyone over the age of 18; e.g. a spouse, a relative, a friend, a professional, such as a Solicitor.

    There are two types of LPA:

    • Property and Financial Affairs – This allows an attorney to make decisions regarding paying bills, dealing with bank accounts, selling your house etc.
    • Health and Welfare – This allows an attorney to make decisions on where you live, medical treatment, care etc.

    You can make one type of LPA or both. The Health and Welfare LPA can only be used when you do not have the capacity to make your own decision.

    The Property and Financial Affairs LPA, once registered can be used immediately, unless a restriction has been placed upon it meaning it cannot be used until you have lost capacity.

    For more information on making an LPA visit www.gov.uk/power-of-attorney/overview

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    For an appointment at our Barrow-in-Furness office, please telephone us on 01229 820297