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FAQs About Wills & Trusts – Is my Will still valid after my divorce?

In the fourth mini blog in the series of FAQs about Wills and Trusts, Rebecca Beresford, Partner in our Private Client team in Sherborne, explains whether a Will is still valid after divorce. Divorce in itself does not invalidate your Will, however it may be sensible to review your Will at this time to see…

FAQs About Wills & Trusts – What needs to be in a Will and how do I go about it?

A Will is a legally binding document that lets you decide what happens to your money, property and personal possessions when you die. Sometimes it can be difficult to know where to start and you may wish to think about the following points before making your Will. In the third mini blog in the series…

New Lead Partner appointed at Mendips division

Mogers Drewett has appointed Tom Chiffers as Lead Partner for its Wells office. Tom’s primary role will concentrate on business development and market presence for the firm in the local area. Having previously managed the Trust team in the Mogers Drewett Bath division since April 2013, Tom will look to build on the success that…

FAQs About Wills & Trusts – What happens if I die without a Will?

In the second mini blog in the series of FAQs about Wills and Trusts, Annie James explains what happens if you die without a Will in place.  Wills are used to direct how your assets are dealt with after your death. If you die without a Will in place, your assets will pass in accordance with…

Mogers Drewett adopts a ‘dress for your day’ policy

The look and feel of our workplaces are changing. Professional dress is evolving. Casual Friday has been around for decades, and casual dress has been the norm in some industries for many years. This year we have seen the emergence of the ‘dress for your day’ policy across professional services organisations. Introducing a ‘dress for…

FAQs About Wills & Trusts – Do I need a trust if I already have a Will?

In the first mini blog in the series of FAQs About Wills and Trusts, Tom Chiffers considers the differences between trusts created in your Will or during your lifetime.  Any provisions that you include in your Will only apply after your death.  Therefore, if you wish to pass on your assets before then, you will…

Mogers Drewett help raise £2,000 in annual charity netball tournament

On 4th June 2019, Mogers Drewett hosted its second annual charity netball tournament, raising £2,000 for local charity Dorothy House Hospice. Supported by Team Bath Netball, hosted in the Sports Training Village at the University of Bath, eight teams from local businesses took part alongside one pro player from Team Bath who was allocated to…

FAQs About Divorce – How much child support will I have to pay?

In this last mini blog in the series of FAQs About Divorce Rebecca Silcock takes a closer look at child support and how it’s calculated. Child support is the frequent, usually monthly, payment from the non-resident parent to the resident parent, to help with the cost of supporting and bringing up the children. Child support…

FAQs About Divorce – Will I receive spousal support?

In this week’s mini blog, Rebecca Silcock takes a closer look at spousal support which is more commonly called “maintenance”. This is a payment made by one spouse to another following a divorce. Unlike Child Maintenance there is no formula to calculate it. Whether maintenance will be paid depends on a host of factors but…

FAQs About Divorce – How do the courts determine custody of a child following separation?

In this week’s mini blog, Simon Walker, Solicitor in the Family Team in our Sherborne office, looks at ways separating couples can agree arrangements for the children. Parents who are separating are expected to reach a resolution in relation to the care of their children between themselves. The reaching of a consensus ought to be…