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News, Q&As and Press Releases From Our Team

Q&A - My wife and children have left. How can I find out where they have gone?

Q: My wife and I had a terrible argument over Christmas and she walked out of the family home taking the children with her. I haven't heard from her since and I have no idea where she has gone. I thought when the new term started she would take the children to school and I would be able to go there and get to talk to her, but this is not the case and the head says she has no idea where they are either. I am completely distraught and I just don't know what to do. Can you advise me?

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Wrexham lawyer throws support behind charities urging Welsh government to extend foster age

The head of one of the largest Family Law teams in North Wales has thrown his support behind twelve charities who have called on the Welsh government to allow foster children to stay with their foster parents until they are 21, in line with changes to the law in England.

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Q&A - Which is the best way to evict tenant for non-payment of rent?

Q: I have a cottage which I have rented out on an Assured Shorthold Tenancy for the last 12 months. No deposit was taken. In October 2013 the tenant lost his job and was without income for several weeks. Because he got another job quickly I agreed to accept October's rent by instalments made up by paying extra in November and December. However, he has paid nothing since September and seems to have spiralled out of control. Which is the best way to evict him?

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Q&A - Husband has left me with the kids, debts and no money - what can I do?

Q. I recently found out that my husband has been cheating on me for the past two years. When I confronted him, he admitted to it. That was just before Christmas and in early January he informed me that he couldn't live without this other woman and he just walked out on me and our children to go and live with her. I don't want him back but I don't have a job so I need him to support us financially. I managed to contact him at work but he is refusing to pay the mortgage and has left me with a mountain of credit card debts that I cannot repay. What can I do?

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Wrexham law firm pledges support for business rate relief initiative

A Wrexham law firm has commended local Councillors for giving the green light to two schemes aimed at rejuvenating empty properties and boosting economic activity and has pledged its support for people who are considering opening new businesses in the town.

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Family Mediation reduces pain of marriage break-down month

Every January family solicitors see a sharp rise in the number of people applying for divorce and the month is generally associated with gloom and doom. But a Wrexham law firm has reported a light is shining through the gloom this year, due to the introduction of Family Mediation which has significantly reduced the pain of separation for many couples.

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Q&A - Mum has Alzheimer's, can I get Power of Attorney to handle her affairs?

Q:  My mother is 92 and recently she has needed help with managing her affairs. I arranged for her to sign cheques without using a Power of Attorney but she has now been diagnosed with Alzheimer's and will need to go into a care home. Is it too late to apply for Power of Attorney?

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Q&A - What if my husband tries to hide some of his assets when I divorce him?

Q: I have been unhappy in my marriage for many years due to my husband's philandering, but I have stayed with it because he owns a very successful business that gives us a comfortable lifestyle and a good social life. However, as I become older I find I am less tolerant of his affairs and think I would like to get a divorce and start again before it is too late. What concerns me is that my husband may try to play down his success and hide the financial evidence. As he has always handled our finances I probably would not even know. What should I do?

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Wrexham solicitor STEPS up a notch in legal world

A young Wrexham solicitor who specialises in Wills and Probate has been accepted as a student member of STEP, the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.

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