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I have been disinherited. What are my rights?

The 1975 Act

The Inheritance (Provision for Family & Dependants) Act 1975 allows certain categories of people to make a claim against the deceased estate if they have not been adequately provided for under the deceased Will or in accordance with the rules of intestacy (when there is no Will).

Can I take my children out of the country?

If both you and the other parent of your children have parental responsibility, and there are no orders or any restrictions in place, then neither of you can take the children abroad without the written consent of the other.

Watson Thomas Solicitors Celebrate 6 Year Anniversary

With Watson Thomas approaching its 6th Anniversary in May, we spoke to Rachel Watson, the Managing Partner to find out some more about how Watson Thomas has evolved and grown.

What surname should I use after divorce?

Once your divorce has concluded you can continue to use your married name or revert back to your maiden name, the choice is yours!

Are Probate Fees increasing?

In November 2018, the Government announced that probate fees would be paid as a sliding scale which will depend on the value of the estate. The Government were planning to implement the change from 1st April 2019 however it appears the changes still need to be approved by Parliament and no date has been set for this to happen.