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  New research has revealed that 5.4m have no idea about the process of writing a will. The study found that over half (54%) of the adult population do not have a will and when it comes to those with children, 59% of parents either have a will that is out of date or admit…

    More than 6 million couples in the UK cohabit, according to the Office for National Statistics – more than double the number 20 years ago. However, contrary to popular belief, a common-law spouse or partner carries no legal status in English law, meaning that the distribution of cohabitees’ assets can end in lengthy…

  Saturday 18th August was the busiest day of the year for weddings, yet marriage numbers are declining. Currently one in eight adults in England and Wales are cohabiting, a trend steadily increasing since 2002. Society is changing, but sadly the law lags behind. A recent survey showed as many as two in three cohabiting…

Ipswich based company, Universal Wealth Preservation (UWP), has for a number of years claimed to be able to protect homes and savings from care fees, the taxman and other threats, by setting up Wealth Preservation Trusts. Sadly for the many clients involved, UWP is now facing an investigation, and there are reports of several people…

    The so called ‘Death Tax’ rears it’s ugly head again as the subject of probate reform is being reviewed once more, after HUGE resistance last time around… See the following article from the Mirror to learn more about these proposed changes and what it could mean for you. Thousands of bereaved families face…

Here at CWC we’re proud to be supporting our charity of the year, Gables Farm with ‘Make a Will Week’ Coming Monday 8th October to Friday 12th. Throughout this week, as a firm we will be providing simple single or mirror wills and ask that you make a donation to Gables Farm or leave a…

We are pleased to announce that Tony Pearce has now taken over the role of supervising solicitor at our Tavistock office. Tony has over 30 years of experience assisting clients resolve disputes, mainly in relation to the legal issues and problems that often arise after someone has passed away or there is a suspicion of financial abuse involving an elderly or infirm person. Tony is a full…

  A recent Which? Legal survey [23 June 2018] has revealed that most people in England are at risk of not having their final wishes respected because they don’t have a will. The consumer organisation’s research shows the only 47% of people in the South West have a will in place. “That comes as no…

    ‘A heterosexual couple have won their legal bid for the right to have a civil partnership instead of a marriage.’ The Supreme Court unanimously ruled in favour of Rebecca Steinfeld, 37, and Charles Keidan, 41, from London. The court said the Civil Partnership Act 2004 – which only applies to same-sex couples – is incompatible…

Every parent wants to make sure that their children – whatever their age – are taken care of after their death. This is vitally important in the case of children with a disability who may need additional support. Assistant solicitor Kearney Coffin, who works in the Wills and Probate department of Curtis Whiteford Crocker, says parents may…

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