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Neves News and Articles

Keep up to date with our articles written by our solicitors on the latest developments in law and what's happening at Neves.

You can also watch our "In Just a Minute" series of videos, which cover a legal topic in one minute.

May 2017 was supposed to be the introduction of a new fee structure which would have seen some families paying up to £20,000 in court fees to obtain a Grant of Probate.

However, I am delighted to report that on the 21 April 2017 a spokesperson for t…

There are many reasons why a parent may wish to change their child’s surname. For instance :-

  • A parent may wish to do so in order that the child shares their name if their name has changed as a result of a divorce.
  • A parent may wish to do so upon…

We often come across estates with beneficiaries who are proving difficult to trace for a number of reasons. These reasons include family estrangement, death of the beneficiary, and poor drafting of a Will often by a non-professional person.

The Pers…

I was interested to read the latest marriage rates statistics from the Office for Nationals Statistics. The bit that interested me most was that the greatest percentage increase in rates of marriage occurred amongst men and women aged 65 and over.

M…

A recent report from the Office for National Statistics shows that there was a slight increase in the number of people marrying in 2014, the last year for which statistics are available. Interestingly the greatest percentage increase was for men and …

Most Will clients that I advise do not appoint Neves as Executors in their Wills.  This is particularly true where a client has trusted family members or friends who could act.  If this is the case, the usual advice I give is that the friend or famil…