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    How to Remove a Name from a Title Deed

    There are several reasons why you might consider removing a name from the title to a property, and each situation calls for various courses of action, which are listed below.

    Here we will detail the process of removing a name from a title deed in the most straightforward circumstances, before detailing amendments in accordance with common complications.

    The process of removing a name from a title deed is called a transfer, of which there are three main types:

    • A gift of no consideration: This means that the previous owner signs over their share of their property with no expected benefits
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    What Are Settlement Agreements and When Can They be Used?

    A settlement agreement is a contract between an employer and employee (or former employee) that is used to record terms of agreement between the parties following the termination of employment. The main purpose of settlement agreements is that in signing them, the employee waives their rights to bring a claim against the employer in a Court or tribunal, and they usually involve an agreed payment from the employer to the employee.

    To be valid, the agreement must be in writing, must relate to particular potential complaints or proceedings, and must state that the relevant statutory conditions regulating settlement agreements have …

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    10 Things You Need to Know About Pre-Nuptial Agreements

    Sometimes in a marriage, one party possesses more than the other in terms of wealth or assets. Should these assets be acquired prior to the marriage, then one party may wish to take precautions to protect these assets should the marriage fail. This is possible with a Pre-Nuptial Agreement, which is a formal contract between a couple that sets out for division of their assets in the event of a divorce/separation.

    The document is signed before the couple marry and is usually a document entered into by couples who have a particularly uneven distribution of wealth. As pre-nups are becoming …

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    The Dispute Resolution Process Explained

    Dispute resolution can be a stressful and sensitive issue to tackle. A dispute, by its very nature, involves disagreement and potential conflict. This how-to guide is designed to explain, in as simple terms as possible, the different potential pathways and steps one can take in cases of dispute resolution. If you come out the other end of this piece with a greater understanding of the process, then our work here is done!

    Before we get into specifics, here are a couple of key points to keep in mind:

    • Whilst many assume that resolving disputes means going to court if an

    Gift Cards for Christmas: What Happens if a Retailer Goes Bust?

    What do you get for that difficult-to-buy-for family member at Christmas? We’ve all been there, and chances are a fair number of us have ended up buying some sort of store gift voucher. It’s a simple but useful option that everyone appreciates!

    Against the backdrop of reports of some high street retailers going through difficult times, it’s worth bearing in mind that if the retailer whose gift vouchers you have bought ends up in insolvency, administrators routinely refuse to honour the vouchers. Instead the voucher holders are treated as if they are unsecured creditors of the company. In practice, this …

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    The Real Pros and Cons of DIY Divorce

    The term ‘DIY Divorce’ refers to a divorce or dissolution that takes place with little or no legal assistance. This means that the various stages of your divorce are handled by you personally, rather than by a solicitor.

    More specifically, you’ll go through the process of drafting your Divorce Petition/completing your Acknowledgement of Service Form, completing your Decree Nisi and your Decree Absolute personally.

    There are many reasons why you might be inclined to opt for a DIY divorce, but equally, there are many reasons why a DIY divorce may work out to be more costly and time consuming than …

    Online Divorce in 8 Weeks? There’s a Better Solution

    The legal services of the Co-operative are talking up the resulting outcomes of governmental efforts to help speed up the divorce process for couples, stating that it can see their clients through the entire process within 2 months.

    Official stats show that divorce can take, on average, around 54 weeks to completion. Despite this, Co-op Legal Services claims that it can now complete the process in 8 weeks on average.

    This effort consists of two ‘pilots.’ One is geared towards drastically reducing the time it takes for the relevant papers to be signed by the court. This is done through …

    Mission Accomplished?

    This week’s episode of Dragons Den on BBC 2 saw two entrepreneurs who had met at university, Henry de Zoete and Will Hodson, land what is, on paper, the best deal in the history of the show so far.

    The pair went into the Den seeking £90,000 investment for just 1% of their business. Their product is an online service that uses algorithms to automatically switch subscribers to the best available energy deals when they reach the end of their current deal, meaning their customers would always be paying the best rate available without having to raise a finger after …

    A Warning to Cohabiting Couples

    Marie Proud, Director and Head of Family Law at Tinsdills warns that “Cohabiting couples need to be aware of their legal rights following the recent court hearing. We always advise clients to have discussions upfront and consult a solicitors to ensure you have the right protections in place.”

    A recent court hearing at a Central London County Court, Judge Stephen Murch found that unemployed Law graduate, Ms Ladwa who acted as ‘housewife’ in her 16 year relationship with her ex girlfriend would be entitled to half of their £1.7m home in Essex.

    The on-going legal battle between Ms Ladwa

    How Well Do You Know Our Leek Office?

    Having such a strong rooted relationship and presence in the Leek area in one guise or another Tinsdills Solicitors has been around since 1580! But how well do you actually know our Leek office?

    Typically we are well known for Wills, Trusts & Probate and Residential Property. Individuals associated with these types of work are Peter Hamilton, Managing Director and Head of the Wills, Trusts & Probate Department with Emma Marrow working along side him as a highly experienced and well established Paralegal, who can provide all services from making a straightforward Will through to complex Estate matters.

    Likewise, looking …

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