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Over a quarter of UK divorces involved dispute over pet custody

More than 28,500 of the 111,000 divorce cases in 2018 included the custody of a pet; equating to a staggering 90 disputes every day, new data from Direct Line Pet Insurance reveals.

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More than half of divorced Brits fail to update personal finances

Sixty per cent of divorced Brits who are currently in new relationships have failed to update their personal finances since their marriage to their former spouse, according to new research from Direct Life Line Insurance. This includes the beneficiaries of their pension, health and life insurance, money in trust, and their will.

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Your Family & Money

It is important for families to plan. Having sound legal preparations in place well in advance helps to bring families together. Families are really important, not only do they play important roles in communities but also within society in general. Good cohesion and security within families in turn helps to promote good cohesion and security within society.

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Scotland's New Succession Laws: What you need to know

Late last year, the law on succession was updated for the first time in 50 years by the Succession (Scotland) Act 2016, marking the first stage in a phrased approach aimed at gradually modernising this complex, and often controversial, area of law. These new rules, which apply to deaths on or after the 1st November 2016, make important changes that are likely to affect many of our clients. Here we provide a brief overview of what has changed. If you would like more information about how these reforms may impact you and your family, and whether any arrangements you have made need to be updated or clarified, please contact our expert family law and private client solicitors.

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Divorcing Couples Warned About the Dangers of Social Media

Family experts have warned couples that are going through a divorce or are beginning proceeding to stay away from using social media due to the number of issues it can cause.

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