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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

Dementia – Care Home Fees

Taking the difficult decision to move a loved one into a care home is a big step.  There’s no set correct time and it depends on a number of factors including their wishes and medical needs.  There is only a small possibility that care home funding is free, it is dependant on your health issues and [...]

By |2020-01-13T10:00:33+00:00July 29th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Dementia – Care Home Fees

Bournemouth Rocks 2019

  Bournemouth Rocks 2019 is taking place on Saturday 20 July, on the playing field at St Peters School in Southbourne.  Bournemouth Rocks is an award-winning charity concert, bring a picnic or enjoy the hog roast/barbeque and listen to a variety of music acts on a fabulous summer evening.  Acts performing include Jukebox3, Enrico Nadai, Dynamix [...]

By |2020-01-13T10:00:33+00:00July 16th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Bournemouth Rocks 2019