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Why January is the start of serious financial discussions

January is never a cheerful month, but contemplating dementia (or any loss of mental capacity) or divorce is always difficult. It’s a topic that often crops up because Christmas is a time when families have spent significant time together and it’s easier to see life’s changes unfolding, as Simon Prescott explains.

What 2022 means for divorces in England and Wales

With new legislation determining the end of marriages set to come into law in April, individuals and their lawyers may be putting their plans on hold for a few months and taking advantage of the biggest shake up of divorce law since 1973.

I’ve inherited a pension. Help!

Inheriting a sizeable pension may make you feel you’re set for life. However, the money has come because someone – probably one held dear – has died. So how do you make sure the money will be used wisely given the plethora of choices now open to you? Alex Jeffries explains.

Are you part of the inheritance ‘SKI’ Club?

When it comes to your children’s inheritance, are you caught between a desire to provide enough financial security for their future while protecting them from over-entitlement? If so, you’re not alone. Perhaps it’s time to consider joining the inheritance SKI Club.

Do you want to leave a legacy?

A true family legacy is more than the money you leave your loved ones. It’s about passing on a unique set of values, beliefs and purpose to the next generation. But while the wealth industry talks about ‘the great wealth transfer’, we look at what it actually takes to make succession a success.

The billionaire bank of mum and dad

While parents and grandparents were already property financiers before the pandemic, the period since has seen far more support for the next generation. But does this support have long-term, unforeseen ramifications?

Could divorce issues provide a guide to marital finances?

As lockdowns were imposed, couples were forced to spend considerable time together and, as a result, divorce rates around the world are rising. But even if you are still happily married ever after, could some of the decisions divorce requires be good for you too?

Divorce webinar: pre-nups, pandemics and other legal changes

Family law, and specifically divorce law, as with all other aspects of life, have been significantly impacted by recent events. We discussed those changes and how these are affecting our clients in a webinar with a couple of the family lawyers at Stewarts,.

Webinar: ramifications of divorce beyond the financial and legal

Our panel of experts flagged the breadth of the conversations people should be having before, during and after a divorce, noting there are more conversations to have than the legal and financial ones.

Webinar: managing your finances around a divorce

As we count down to the end to life in lockdown, divorce rates could spike. We review the financial considerations for those separating at each stage of the process in a 30 minute webinar.

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