No parent likes to think that they will predecease their children, especially when they are still minors (under the age of 18). But not formally making your intentions clear could lead to Guardianship disputes or a family break up and ultimately your children may not end up with the people that you would have preferred take care of them. Here Helen Bradin, Partner at solicitors Bradin Trubshaw & Kirwan LLP, highlights points to consider to safeguard your children's futures:
Statistics published by the Valuation Office Agency recorded that there were 684 private rentals in the Lichfield area (6854 across Staffordshire) in the preceding 12 months to 30 September 2013. Whether a room or a four plus bedroom property, tenants need to be aware of their landlord's obligations. Here Helen Bradin, Partner at solicitors Bradin Trubshaw & Kirwan LLP, highlights some of the primary points to consider:
Divorce statistics published by the Office for National Statistics in 2011 show that since the mid-1990s the number of divorces has steadily fallen. Yet during the same period the number of over 60s divorcing has risen. Increasing life expectancy, the loss of stigma surrounding divorce and women's greater financial independence are contributing factors to this trend. Here Helen Bradin, Partner at solicitors Bradin Trubshaw & Kirwan LLP, examines some of the issues facing couples who choose to part after sometimes decades of marriage.
Statistics published in January 2012 show a steady rise in the number of lone parents over the past decade, reaching two million in 2011. With Christmas just around the corner and lone parents now accounting for more than a quarter of families with dependent children, agreeing what's best for your children is vital to ensure Christmas is indeed happy. Here Helen Bradin, Partner at solicitors Bradin Trubshaw & Kirwan LLP addresses some of the typical family situations the firm advises about on a daily basis.
The first thing that greets you when you meet Helen Bradin, Managing Partner at Bradin Trubshaw & Kirwan LLP, is a big smile. And with a warm heart to match, it's little wonder that Helen's clients fall over themselves to not only praise her expertise in divorce and family law but also her compassionate approach to dealing with often fraught, emotional and delicate situations.
Statistics show that around two thirds of Britons do not have a Will, adopting instead a ‘head in the sand’ approach to formalising their wishes after death. For couples who are not married but living together it is even more vital to understand the importance of making a Will and implications of dying ‘intestate’ (without a Will). Here Helen Bradin, Partner at solicitors Bradin Trubshaw & Kirwan LLP explains why no-one should turn a blind eye to sorting out their affairs.