Divorce process ‘too complicated’ for litigants in person

Divorce process ‘too complicated’ for litigants in person

Posted by on Mar 20, 2019 in News

The Gazette has announced today that the Divorce process is ‘too complicated’ for litigants in person. Also people are still forced to petition on the basis of behaviour as we do not have “no fault” divorce.

Many people instruct us having attempted the divorce process themselves and it having gone wrong. The Ministry of Justice has tried to simplify matters the procedure but it can still cause difficulties for people (which in turn can cause inordinate delays) at a time when people simply want to move forward with their lives.

Should you need assistance with any part of the divorce process please do not hesitate to contact one of our highly experienced divorce lawyers on 01273 205 805.

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New probate controversy as MoJ dismisses ‘tax’ definition

New probate controversy as MoJ dismisses ‘tax’ definition

Posted by on Mar 15, 2019 in News

Update on the proposed probate fee increases sees Labour mounting a challenge to the stealth tax proposed by the chancellor. Under the proposed plans probate fees will be linked to the size of the estate and could cost people £6000 instead of the £155 payable now.

Fresh concern has been raised about the proposed overhaul of probate fees after the Office of Budget Responsibility said it expects the new fee structure to be classified as a ‘tax’ despite the fact ministers have previously rejected that assertion.

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