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Welcome to the watersrule solicitors blog. The blog contains general legal news updates and news from our firm. For expert legal advice on any matter please contact our solicitors (Stirling: 01786 235 235; Tillicoultry: 01259 753 330)

Professional Couples Turn to Social Media Prenups

Lawyers in the United States are reporting an increase in the number of couples requesting that social media clauses be included in their prenuptial agreements, reports ABC News.

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Rise in First-Time Buyer Mortgage Activity

New data from the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) has revealed an increase in the number of mortgage loans taken out by first-time buyers during April this year.

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More Estates Fall Over Inheritance Tax Threshold

An increasing number of estates are falling over the inheritance tax threshold as a result of large rises in property values, wealth adviser Towry has warned.

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Sharp Rise in House Purchase Lending

The first quarter of 2014 saw a sharp rise in house purchase lending in Scotland compared to the same period last year, according to new data from the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML).

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Swiss Court Awards Record Breaking Divorce Settlement

A long-running divorce dispute between a Russian oligarch and his ex-wife has resulted in what is thought to be one of the largest ever divorce settlements, reports the Guardian.

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Analysis of Relationship Type in Scotland

A recent statistical release has given a detailed analysis of marriage, civil partnership and divorce in Scotland.

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Sustained Demand Across the Scottish Housing Market

Demand in the Scottish housing market remained steady during April, with a net balance of 23% of respondents reporting an increase in new buyer enquiries, according to the latest RICS UK Residential Market Survey.

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Australian court sets aside prenuptial agreement

A court in Melbourne has overturned a prenuptial agreement that the wife had been pressured into signing, reports the Herald Sun.

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Banks fail to deal with power of attorney requests

Banks are failing to handle power of attorney requests effectively, and as a result are causing unnecessary stress for customers, the Scotsman has recently reported.

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Leaving a digital legacy after your death

People preparing estate plans and wills should now include clear instructions about what should happen to their social media, computer games and other online accounts after their death, according to the Law Society of England and Wales.

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