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5 reasons why it’s worth conducting an asset search on a deceased estate during probate

probate

When a person dies, it’ll be necessary to go through probate to administer their estate and assets, but how do you know what assets they have? Here are 5 reasons […]

A guide to mirror wills – What are they and why are they important?

mirror wills

More than half of the UK adult population either choose to not have a will or simply don’t recognise the importance of one – but few realise the negative consequences […]

How do I make a will?

will

At Rocket Lawyer UK, we’ve helped to answer over 10,000 legal questions from our members since 2012. From doing some analysis we’ve managed to pick out some common issues that […]

Can you write your will onto a blockchain? – Smart contracts

blockchain

Technology keeps evolving and changing. Emerging technology brings innovation and enhances our daily lives. In fact, it’s so innovative that it’s disrupting entire industries and changing the way we live. […]

Digital assets – What happens to these when you die?

Digital assets

As someone who has grown up in the digital age, a large portion of my life is contained virtually. I have accounts with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Whatsapp, YouTube, Amazon… […]

Make your Will for free in 30 minutes

Make a Will Month

There are lots of reasons why people put off creating a Will, but doing so can cause a lot of problems for your loved ones in the future. Protect your […]

Protecting children from effects of divorce

children

Divorce is an extremely difficult and challenging process, with everybody involved being impacted in some way or another. This is no exception where children are concerned, and they can often […]

To say ‘I do’ or ‘I don’t’? The end of civil partnerships?

civil partnerships

Marriage is a long running institution which legally or formally recognises the union of two people as partners in a personal relationship. Civil partnerships are a form of civil union […]

How do prenups affect couples?

Prenuptial

Prenuptial agreements (prenups) have been increasing in popularity, with couples looking to protect themselves following divorce. Although this seems like a reasonable and wise action to take, recent figures suggest […]

What rights do fathers have following separation?

Fathers rights

When a couple separates, the toughest discussions usually centre around the children. Whilst we hear a lot about mother’s rights, it’s sometimes less clear what fathers are entitled to and […]

What is a common law marriage?

cohabiting

A 2017 poll conducted by Resolution found that there are 3.3m cohabiting couples. Two-thirds of these couples do not know that legally, ‘common law marriage’ does not exist. The poll was conducted to […]

How to handle a divorce when adultery is involved

Adultery

Divorce proceedings are generally challenging situations at the best of times but divorces due to adultery can be even more so. The person wanting the divorce may well be full […]