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Selling and Divorcing – what order should you do it?

When you are divorcing or separating and selling the family home – what order should you do it in? As a family solicitor, I am often the last to arrive on the scene. Specialist family advice is often sought after the […]

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Bookers & Bolton launch YouTube channel

We are pleased to announce the launch of our YouTube channel. So what does a firm of Solicitors have to say in film?  We believe that you make better choices when given the information you need about the areas of law […]

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Why it’s vital to resolve matrimonial finances when you get divorced

The case of Vince v Wyatt is a timely reminder that simply divorcing does not resolve financial issues. The circumstances of the case are that the couple divorced in 1992, when both had no significant assets. Subsequently, the husband began […]

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Is now the right time to change your mortgage as interest rates fall?

This time last year who would have predicted a further cut in interest rates to 0.25% with a possibility that this would be cut further still? After more than 7 years at a record low of 0.5%, every indication, including […]

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Inheritance Tax – the cost of passing on your home

Over the next 4 years the government is phasing in measures to attempt to reduce the burden of inheritance tax for most families by making it easier to pass on the family home to direct descendants without a tax charge. Currently individuals […]

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Common Law Marriage – is it all a myth?

We all hope that love will last forever, whether we are married or not, but what happens if it doesn’t?  Many people believe that being in a long term relationship means you are in a ‘common law marriage’ and that you […]

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Proud Sponsors of Alton Concert Orchestra – our latest advert

Bookers & Bolton Solicitors have been serving the Alton community since 1893. You can take reassurance from our 123 year history, half of which has been in our current offices on the High Street, pictured here. While others come and […]

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Is your Pension Attachment Order safe under the new pension legislation?

If you have a pension attachment order in your favour there are some new rules in force that you need to be aware of. Background It may be that when you divorced, your ex-spouse’s pension was part of the financial […]

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5 Tips For a Smoother Divorce

We know that getting a divorce is one of the most stressful and emotional times for any person. Whilst it is impossible to make the divorce process painless, here are some tips to make the journey smoother:  1.       Get Legal […]

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The Quickie Divorce Myth

With celebrity break-ups splashed across the paper, it would be easy to assume that celebrities have the option of a ‘quickie’ divorce and can be divorced by a Judge in a matter of just minutes. So why does it take […]

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