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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)

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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Survey reveals property market in transition

In a recent survey of solicitor estate agents across Scotland by SPC Scotland, eight out of ten solicitors active in the property market apparently forecast a continued rise in sales.

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Japan ratifies child abduction treaty

Cross-border custody disputes involving Japan should become a little easier, after The Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction came into force in Japan on 1st April.

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Marital status affects financial satisfaction in retirement

A recent global survey has found that in the over-50 age group, respondents reported higher levels of dissatisfaction with their finances if they were divorced or separated, compared to those who were widowed.

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Ten year divorce is finally settled

A divorce dispute spanning ten years between the Aga Khan and his second wife has finally been resolved after the court approved a settlement agreement, reports the Telegraph.

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Stirling is the UK’s most affordable city

Stirling has overtaken Londonderry as the UK’s most affordable city, according the latest Affordable Cities Review by Lloyds Bank.

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Judge overturns prenuptial agreement

In a recent English divorce case, a man has successfully challenged the prenuptial agreement that he signed with his wealthy wife, reports the Guardian.

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Making provision to meet future care costs

A recent report from think-tank Demos has suggested that people should be ‘nudged’ into planning for their long-term social care costs.

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“Permissive’ mother loses custody battle

A father has been awarded custody of his two sons after a judge was highly critical of their mother’s “permissive” parenting style, reports the Guardian. Despite being an English case, it is still relevant in Scotland as an interesting example of the circumstances in which a court could revoke an existing custody order.

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