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Why use a Solicitor to make a Will

It is essential for everyone to make a will, even if you consider you do not have many possessions or much money.  There are many reasons for this including: If you die without a will, the law dictates how your estate is allocated. This may not be as you wish You do not inherit [...]

By |2020-06-11T07:17:30+00:00June 11th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Why use a Solicitor to make a Will

Coronavirus Covid-19 Update

  Following Government guidelines, the majority of our Druitts Team are now working from home.   Our office is closed to visitors. We will continue to offer all our services on a business as usual basis however we do ask for your understanding and support during this time. If you need to contact us then please [...]

By |2020-04-09T09:24:16+00:00April 9th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Coronavirus Covid-19 Update

Christmas Opening 2019

  Our office will close for Christmas and New Year at 12:30pm on Monday 23rd December 2019 and will re-open at 9am on Thursday 2nd January 2020. Everyone at Druitts would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

By |2020-01-13T10:00:32+00:00December 23rd, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Christmas Opening 2019

Christmas Jumper Day 2019

  During December staff at Druitts have been wearing festive clothing for Charity, and donating money instead of colleague Christmas cards.  This year we have chosen to support Dorset Blind Association and have raised a fantastic amount. Thank you to everyone for your support and we all wish you a relaxing Christmas and a Happy [...]

By |2020-01-13T10:00:32+00:00December 20th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Christmas Jumper Day 2019

CQS Re-accreditation Success

    At Druitts we are proud to continue to achieve the standards of practice and integrity required to be accredited by the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS). Having been constantly accredited since 2011 and renewed for the 8th year. CQS provides a recognised best practice quality standard from the Law Society by setting [...]

By |2020-01-13T10:00:32+00:00October 21st, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on CQS Re-accreditation Success

Pre-Nuptial Agreements – What are they?

    A Pre-Nuptial Agreement is an agreement made prior to a marriage and its intention is to set out the couple’s intentions regarding their finances in the unlikely event of separation/divorce. Pre-nuptial Agreements are becoming more and more common; particularly as the Court is now taking a lot more notice of them than it [...]

By |2020-01-13T10:00:32+00:00October 10th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Pre-Nuptial Agreements – What are they?

Divorce Misconceptions and Myths

    There are a number of misconceptions and myths with regards to marriage, cohabitation and divorce process. These misconceptions can add additional stress to what is a difficult time in your life.  Finding out the correct legal advice early on in the process can reduce stress and pressure.  We have summarised some common misconceptions [...]

By |2020-01-13T10:00:32+00:00October 1st, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Divorce Misconceptions and Myths

Surrogacy and Parental Orders

    Surrogacy is the perfect solution for couples who are unable to conceive a child, and is a growing area.  It is, however, fraught with complications which should be considered with a family lawyer prior to decisions being made. Initially consideration must be given to whether the couple are legally entitled to apply for [...]

By |2020-01-13T10:00:32+00:00September 17th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Surrogacy and Parental Orders

Grandparents and Divorce

  Sadly, when relationships break down there are often disagreements between parents as to who their children live with and how much time the children spend with each parent. These disputes often involve extended family members, particularly grandparents, who can find that their contact with their grandchildren becomes limited.  Our advice is for Grandparent to [...]

By |2020-01-13T10:00:32+00:00September 9th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Grandparents and Divorce

Pension and Personal Finance in Divorce

  When going through divorce it’s important to keep a clear head when it comes to finances.  Divorcing couples have a number of financial claims against one another, including claims for income, lump sum, property adjustment Orders and also Pension Orders. Often you may be worried about the family home yet a private pension can [...]

By |2020-01-13T10:00:32+00:00September 3rd, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Pension and Personal Finance in Divorce