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Children and Families Act amendment will bring new hope for estranged parents says Wrexham lawyer

Lawyers in Wrexham have welcomed a change to the Children and Families Act which came into force yesterday, saying it should encourage more estranged parents to fight for the right to see their children.

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Local lawyer expresses growing concern for relationships between children and their separated parents

A Wrexham lawyer has expressed grave concern about the future relationships of children with their divorced parents, after figures released this week showed a substantial increase in the number of people trying to represent themselves in contact cases at court.

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Q&A - How can I find out who is responsible for my injury?

Q: I have just come out of hospital after breaking my collarbone when I tripped over a badly damaged paving slab in front of a construction site whilst visiting friends. I was away from home when it happened and I have been unable to work for several weeks. As I am self-employed this has caused me financial hardship and problems with clients. I am sure I have a case for claiming compensation, but against whom?

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Law firm offers free wills in October to support hospice

A leading Wrexham law firm that helped generate more than £30,000 in future income for a total of nine charities through free Will schemes last year has announced its support for the 2014 free Will scheme being run by a local hospice.

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Q&A - What financial protection do I have if my partner dies without making a Will?

Q: I moved in with my partner when he bought a house six years ago. We both have children from previous relationships and my daughter lives with us. My father keeps on at me about us making Wills, otherwise he reckons my daughter and I could lose our home if anything happened to my partner. Surely if we are common law partners this couldn’t happen? It just seems a bit extreme to be making Wills in our thirties.

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Q&A - Would there be inheritance issues if we left our UK home to our son and our overseas home to our daughter?

Q: My wife and I are thinking of buying a holiday home in Sardinia. If we go ahead with our plans we would like to leave that house to our daughter in our will and leave our UK home to our son. Would there be any problem with that, or is there anything in foreign legislation that could prevent it?

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Common law partners lose out in new intestacy laws

New intestacy laws designed to reflect modern day living habits will not improve the serious consequences that current rules impose on common law co-habiting couples if one partner dies without making a Will.

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Q&A - My ex-wife will not agree to me taking our kids abroad to see their grandparents. What should I do?

Q:  My parents have moved to France to enjoy their retirement and twilight years. Unfortunately this means they will see less of my kids, their grandchildren who they dote on. My ex says I am not allowed to take them to France to see my parents. She has the kids’ passports. Can she really stop me from taking them? What can I do?

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More info needed for adopting new NHS care funding options, says local lawyer

New rules on healthcare funding which will give people the ‘right to have’ a budget so that they can arrange their own care have been met with both approval and caution by local solicitors.

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Q&A - My former partner refuses to return our children. What can I do?

Q: My former partner took our children away for the weekend and is now refusing to return them to my care. He is a really good dad and the children love spending time with him but they have always lived with me. I don’t know what to do.

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