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Appointing a guardian – What rights does the surviving parent have?

  Often becoming a parent makes many of us think about the future and the security of our family. For peace of mind many parents make a Will or update their Will and appoint a guardian to look after a child in the event of their death. No one wants to think about not being…

The importance of financial planning for divorce

Financial planning is important to help us all achieve our desired future lifestyle. However, when faced with relationship breakdown or divorce, the inevitable changing circumstances mean that the need to reassess your financial situation is crucial in order to allow you to begin the next chapter of your life. A family solicitor will be able…

Children’s Mental Health Week

Last week marked Children’s Mental Health Week and as we approach a year since Covid-19 restrictions first came into effect this could not have come at a better time. If the events of the last 12 months have taught us anything, it is the importance of safeguarding our mental health. With many children currently not…

What is a Common Law Marriage?

The number of people choosing to live together (cohabiting) rather than get married is becoming more popular. As of November 2019, there were 3.5 million* cohabiting couples in the UK and given the recent spike in lockdown enforced or accelerated cohabitation as a result of COVID-19 this number is only going to rise. Family Solicitor,…

The importance of seeking financial advice before getting a divorce

Divorce is difficult for everyone involved, emotions run high and when it comes to dividing the assets of the marriage, many people focus entirely on the home. This is understandable, especially where children are involved as parents look to limit impact of divorce on children. What is frequently overlooked, however, is how the home will…

Back in lockdown – What are the rules for families?

None of us wanted 2021 to start with the announcement of a third national lockdown but with a vaccine roll out underway, we hope that 2021 be a better year for all of us. In the meantime as the country continues to tackle Covid-19 in lockdown three, we thought it would be useful to have…

Proud to partner the Wiltshire Digital Drive

As many parents this week are faced with the prospect of two months of home schooling, we are proud to be the first corporate partner of Wiltshire Digital Drive (WDD). In an increasingly digital world we feel that no child should be left behind simply because they do not have access to the relevant I.T….

COVID-19 UPDATE FOR MOGERS DREWETT CLIENTS JANUARY 2021

  Following the Government’s announcement regarding a third National lockdown commencing Tuesday 5th January, we want to reassure our clients and professional partners that it remains business as usual for everyone at Mogers Drewett. Our absolute number one priority is the safety of both our clients and staff and following a comprehensive review of our…

Listen to our financial & legal experts in the latest Bath Life Business Surgery

As we look forward to a brighter 2021 there has never been a better time to plan. Listen to our experts David Hill, Rebecca Beresford and Stuart Doughty as they discuss the financial & legal plans you can put in place at any age to enhance & protect your future. Whether you want to retire…

Christmas, Covid 19 & Parenting Arrangements

For separated parents with children this Christmas, there is much more to organise than travel plans and what to pack. As we enter December, new regional tier systems across the UK and quarantine for those travelling abroad mean separated parents have a lot more to think about this Christmas. Travel overseas Assuming transport is available,…