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My Partner Died Without a Will, Am I Entitled to Their Estate?

If you are not married you do not automatically inherit your partner’s Estate if they die without having made a Will. However, if you have lived with your partner for two years or more and can show you were wholly or partially financially dependent on them, you can expect reasonable financial provision from their Estate for your maintenance.
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Contesting a Will – Do I have a Case?

If you have been written out of a will or do not feel you have been fairly represented and suspect some wrong doing, you may be able to contest the legal validity of the will. In addition to fraud and forgery there are two circumstances that can lead to a will being invalid: where there was undue influence by a third party on the person who made the will, or that person was lacking in testamentary capacity at the time of making their will - for example if they lacked mental capacity due to illness.
Shelley Faulkner, Solicitor at AMD Solicitors, Bristol Read our story

Shelley Faulkner’s blog - Private Client Law

May 2014  - A blog by any other name ... (oh, and the discretionary trust)
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How to Protect Yourself if you Break Up with your Unmarried Partner

Alison Dukes, a trained collaborative family lawyer with over 20 years’ experience, discusses the benefits of a cohabitation agreement.
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Will Prenuptials Become Legally Binding?

Divorce has traditionally been a messy experience for all concerned. The law has been unclear, making financial outcomes difficult to predict. Presently, prenuptial agreements provide some protection for assets, however courts are not obliged to enforce them.
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Will Lower Speed Limits in Bristol affect the Operator Licensing Industries?

Bristol City Council is rolling out a city-wide 20mph zone in an attempt to make the streets safer for pedestrians and cyclists. The decision was taken following a pilot scheme in 2012 and despite receiving a mixed reception to the proposals will be completed by March 2015.
Shelley Faulkner, Solicitor at AMD Solicitors, Bristol Read our story

The gift that pays for itself

How leaving money to charity can save you Inheritance Tax