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2nd August 2017

Separation and divorce in later life

Separating at any time of life can be a very difficult process however in later life it can feel as though you are more vulnerable as your financial security is threatened. Those separating in their 30s, 40s and 50s have the benefit of time to go out and earn an income to provide for their continue reading…

14th July 2017

Providing care for your grandchildren and protecting your role as a grandparent

Statistics suggest that nearly 2 million grandparents have either given up a job, reduced their hours or taken time off work to look after their grandchildren. With the cost of childcare up by 27% over the last five years it is no surprise that there is an increasing reliance upon grandparents to step in. The continue reading…

7th November 2016

Silver Splitters: Once Bitten Twice Shy

There have been a growing number of divorces and separations amongst those in their 50s and 60’s often they are “empty nesters” whose children have left home or alternatively they are moving into retirement. The National Office of Statistics recently confirmed that although divorce rates are generally falling there are an increased number of older continue reading…

13th July 2016

Getting Married Abroad: What To Be Aware Of

An increasing number of couples are slashing their wedding costs by marrying abroad in most cases this can take a lot of stress out of the big day however it is always as well to check all the formalities required in the country where you are intending to tie the knot. Some countries have different continue reading…

11th July 2016

When is a marriage not a marriage?

This may seem like an unusual question however some couples who choose to have a religious ceremony at their place of worship may in fact not be legally married if there is either no Registrar from the Registry Office present or the place of worship is not a registered place of worship. If the marriage continue reading…

4th July 2016

Brexit – time for Mediation?

On the 24th June, we woke to learn that the British public had decided that the 40 year relationship with the European Union was to come to an end, citing irreconcilable differences. The United Kingdom wants out much to the shock of its partners. Now we’re in a state of limbo, do our politicians play continue reading…

13th May 2016

National Children’s Day UK (NCDUK) Sunday 15th May 2016

It’s National Children’s Day UK (NCDUK) on Sunday 15th May and events are taking place up and down the country to celebrate it during all of this week. For NCDUK 2016 the importance of the wellbeing of adults is being highlighted to ensure that the child’s wellbeing is ultimately look after. Here at Dodds Solicitors continue reading…

29th April 2016

Local Legal Team Supports Local Team

Despite the wind, snow and frost turning us blue, we will, as local Solicitors and Supporters of Leicester City, our local team, be putting a bit of blue in everything we do on Blue Friday although a suggestion of dressing as Smurfs may be going too far. No reds under the beds here!  We’re hoping continue reading…

13th April 2016

The Accidental Mother

I’m reading a book at the moment called The Accidental Mother by Rowan Coleman. I’m about half way through so I’m not sure what happens in the end, but it got me thinking about guardianship, which forms part of my advice when making Wills for parents whether as a couple or a single parent. The continue reading…

14th March 2016

Can Same Sex Couples Adopt and Foster Children?

Richard Page, a magistrate from Kent is suing his employer, Michael Gove, Lord Chancellor, following him being removed from his position as a magistrate. This came after he made it known that he didn’t believe that same sex couples should be allowed to adopt. Mr Page believes that it is in the best interests of continue reading…