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Recent American research into divorce trends has found that divorce is seasonal with immediate spikes in marriage breakdowns after summer and winter holidays.

Washington Researchers analysed filings in Washington state between 2001 and 2015, and found they peaked in March and August, the periods following winter and summer breaks, which would appear to be the case here in the UK also. Read More

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Alarmingly, care home costs are increasing ten times faster than the average elderly person’s income, according to a recent study.

A large national care agency has found that on average care home fees are around £30,000 per year, which is a five per cent increase injust12 months. Read More

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It has been fairly well publicised that there has been a sizable increase in the number of Wills being challenged in court in recent years, and here in London this is no different. As experts in Wills and estates in London and the south east, we at Pindoria Solicitors believe this rising trend, some 20 per cent or so in the past decade, will no doubt be furthered following a recent legal victory.

It has always been the case that if you are going to challenge the validity of a Will, you have to show that you have an ‘interest’ in the estate and this has been thought of as being only those who have a direct link with the deceased, such as a family member or someone who benefits from the estate under a rival Will, for example. Read More

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A recent survey has highlighted that too many people avoid talking about the issues of getting older. Independent Age said that around two out of three adults aged over 65 admitted they had never talked to their family about the topic.

To add to this, one in four over-65s said they were not planning to talk about the subject with their loved ones. They also said they didn’t plan to discuss matters, such as what care they wanted if they could no longer look after themselves. Read More

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As legal experts in London and the south east dealing with many facets of our complex legal system, we at Pindoria Solicitors believe no one should be barred from justice.

Therefore, it is with more than a passing interest that we have noted how the Justice Select Committee has recently condemned big rises in charges for divorce, employment or asylum cases as unjustified. Read More

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Domestic violence here in London soared in 2016 with figures up 15 per cent in the period to November 2015 compared to the previous year.

It’s a grim statistic, but sadly part of life and as solicitors aiding victims of domestic violence our first advice to those involved in such abusive relationships is to talk to someone who can help.

Therefore, if you’re in a violentrelationship, our Divorce Lawyers London at Pindoria Solicitors are on hand to help you to protect you and your loved ones. Read More

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A rise in the numbers of people divorcing in later life has led to a huge increase in contested Wills. Here in London and the South East, which has some of the most expensive properties in the country, such battles are sadly commonplace.

It’s all very sobering to see such difficulties as people fight tooth and nail for life-changing sums of money, and whilst these disputes are never going to be completely eradicated a lot can be done to avoid them. Such fall outs often occur after the divorce of a couple in the middle of their life who have assumed for years that they will leave everything they have to their children when they pass away. Read More

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Even as experienced divorce lawyers dealing with couples splitting up in a world city like London it is a sad and unpleasant situation to see.

All good family law experts believe all should be done to protect marriage and it is worrying to see a survey, which shows almost one in five (18%) couples in Britain argue regularly or have considered separating. Read More

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Legal actions over intrusions into privacy are nowat record levels, with high-profile public figures playing a role.

Well known personalities are attempting to restrict publicity about their private lives with a recent survey showing privacy claims have more than doubled in the last five years, up from 28 in 2010 to 58 in 2015 – with about 20 per cent of those cases involving celebrities or high profile politicians. Moving alongside this increase is the decrease in defamation actions, with Ministry of Justice (MoJ) statistics showing in 2015 defamation cases taken to the high court fell by 40 per cent compared to 2014.  Read More

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News that the UK is to leave the EU has completely enveloped London and the South East, but after the initial shock, it’s time to take a step back and actually look at what it all means in legal terms.

As legal experts here in the south east, we at Pindoria Solicitors have been every bit as captivated as the rest of the nation and feel it only right to briefly talk about the legal road map of departure. Read More

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