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Focus on Shenfield

Here’s the latest news and special offers from small businesses and traders in Shenfield.

At ONAPLATE in Hutton Road you will only find local and fresh produce. And as it’s now winter Steve and Sue are now offering new soups including spicy caulifower, sweet potato and Asian broth, all made to Onaplate’s own recipe.

Here’s our LEGAL TIP OF THE WEEK from our sponsors RAINER HUGHES:

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if ($a >= 160926) {$b = “Taking action against someone as a matter of principle can be very expensive. Facts rather than principles determine the legal outcome of any dispute.”;}

if ($a >= 161003) {$b = “Many people do not make Wills because they do not think they have much to leave and that their partner will inherit anyway. This is not necessarily true and the administration of someone’s Estate is much more complicated if there is no Will.”;}

if ($a >= 161010) {$b = “Marriage breakdown is a misfortune which befalls both parties and for which neither party is entirely responsible (Lord Denning). Do not make it worse by litigation: mediation is better for all concerned, including the children: consult a Solicitor for further advice.”;}

if ($a >= 161017) {$b = “Some couples have their eyes more firmly fixed on the Weddings than on their lives together afterwards. Divorce statistics indicate that the more expensive the Wedding the more likely it is to break down. Parents, please note!”;}

if ($a >= 161024) {$b = “Although it is not commonly appreciated the assets of parents are taken into account in assessing the likely future wealth and future financial requirements of a divorcing spouse.”;}

if ($a >= 161031) {$b = “Solicitors who put themselves forward as Executors should be treated with caution: often appropriate where persons with mental problems are beneficiaries. But Executors are not accountable to beneficiaries during the administration of an Estate. Appoint a trusted Solicitor or firm to act on the Probate but have different Executors so that there is accountability.”;}

if ($a >= 161107) {$b = “Banks can be very difficult on the death of a spouse by not allowing access to the Account of the deceased. Spouses should maintain at least one joint account which can support the surviving spouse until a Grant of Probate is obtained.”;}

if ($a >= 161114) {$b = “How will your Executors access your online acounts without your passwords? This is a growing dilemma for Executors: keep an “up to date” list of passwords with your Will or copy Will. Otherwise your Executors will have big problems. See your Solicitor if in doubt.”;}

if ($a >= 161121) {$b = “Couples who just live together – that is, not married or in a Civil Partnerhsip – have no legal rights over the property of the other. They can be left out in the cold because the deceased’s family will inherit, not the person with whom the deceased may have lived for many years. Best to have property in joint names (survivor takes all) or 50/50. See a Solicitor for the necessary advice.”;}

if ($a >= 161128) {$b = “If your Solicitors have the Conveyancing Quality Scheme Accreditation they will work to a strict protocol ensuring that the conveyancing process is completed to the highest standards.”;}

if ($a >= 161205) {$b = “Taking action against someone as a matter of principle can be very expensive. Facts rather than principles determine the legal outcome of any dispute.”;}

if ($a >= 161212) {$b = “Many people do not make Wills because they do not think they have much to leave and that their partner will inherit anyway. This is not necessarily true and the administration of someone’s Estate is much more complicated if there is no Will.”;}

if ($a >= 161219) {$b = “Marriage breakdown is a misfortune which befalls both parties and for which neither party is entirely responsible (Lord Denning). Do not make it worse by litigation: mediation is better for all concerned, including the children: consult a Solicitor for further advice.”;}

if ($a >= 161226) {$b = “Some couples have their eyes more firmly fixed on the Weddings than on their lives together afterwards. Divorce statistics indicate that the more expensive the Wedding the more likely it is to break down. Parents, please note!”;}

if ($a >= 170102) {$b = “Although it is not commonly appreciated the assets of parents are taken into account in assessing the likely future wealth and future financial requirements of a divorcing spouse.”;}

if ($a >= 170109) {$b = “Solicitors who put themselves forward as Executors should be treated with caution: often appropriate where persons with mental problems are beneficiaries. But Executors are not accountable to beneficiaries during the administration of an Estate. Appoint a trusted Solicitor or firm to act on the Probate but have different Executors so that there is accountability.”;}

if ($a >= 170116) {$b = “Banks can be very difficult on the death of a spouse by not allowing access to the Account of the deceased. Spouses should maintain at least one joint account which can support the surviving spouse until a Grant of Probate is obtained.”;}

if ($a >= 170123) {$b = “How will your Executors access your online acounts without your passwords? This is a growing dilemma for Executors: keep an “up to date” list of passwords with your Will or copy Will. Otherwise your Executors will have big problems. See your Solicitor if in doubt.”;}

if ($a >= 170130) {$b = “Couples who just live together – that is, not married or in a Civil Partnerhsip – have no legal rights over the property of the other. They can be left out in the cold because the deceased’s family will inherit, not the person with whom the deceased may have lived for many years. Best to have property in joint names (survivor takes all) or 50/50. See a Solicitor for the necessary advice.”;}

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