Legal Requirements

Making A Will

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Introduction Considering making a Will at a time of joy and happiness may seem to many to be somewhat morbid and probably the furthest thing from your mind. However, it is not just something that older people should consider as it is a sad fact of life that tragedy can happen when you least expect it. The making of a Will is in fact an act of love and consideration....

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UK Visa Requirements

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While every care has been taken in preparing this information, it is intended only for general guidance and may, in certain circumstances, have been overtaken by events. WeddingGuideUK.com cannot accept any liability for any loss or damage arising in respect of any statement contained herein. Applicants should always clarify their position with the British mission...

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Making A Will Legal Terms

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Legal terms Many of the legal terms used when making a Will can be very confusing so we have given a brief outline of the most commonly used here: Administrator: A person appointed by a probate registry or court to deal with the deceaseds estate, where the deceased did not leave a will. Assets: All the property belonging to a person; this includes house, other land,...

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Making A Will Writing

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Making a Will is, for most people, a simple process, through a solicitor or professional Will Writer. Costs are usually quite reasonable and you can expect your will to be ready within a few days. Once it is completed you can either lodge it with your solicitor or keep in a safe place at home or even at your bank. You will only need to refer to your Will...

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Changing Your Passport

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Introduction If you are a woman and you are changing your name when you get married, your passport is the one document you can get changed for up to three months before you get married, to show your married name. However, your new passport will only be valid from the date of your wedding since it will be post dated. Please note, if the country you are visiting...

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Marriages In Northern Ireland

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Introduction This article should be read in conjunction with our articles on minimum age and parental consent and prohibited marriages. If you have been married before, you may also find our article second marriages helpful. If you are domiciled outside the United Kingdom, you will find information in our documents to be produced section below on the additional...

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Marriage In England And Wales

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This article should be read in conjunction with our articles on minimum age and parental consent and prohibited marriages. You may also find our article on second marriages helpful. Marriages can only take place in authorised premises where the marriage can be legally solemnised. Venues include register offices, premises that have been approved by the local...

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Pre-Nuptial Agreements

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What are they? A pre-nuptial agreement (also known as a pre-marital agreement) is a written contract between a bride and groom-to-be that sets out to agree on how their assets are distributed (or remain theirs) should their marriage fail. For many, the idea of entering into a marriage with a contract that deals with what happens in the event of the marriage failing...

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Marriages In Guernsey

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INTRODUCTION This article should be read in conjunction with our articles on minimum age and parental consent and prohibited marriages. If you have been married before, you may also find our article on second marriages helpful. Although not part of the United Kingdom, Guernsey is a British Crown dependency and is part of the British Isles. The British sovereign is...

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Prohibited Marriages

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Forbidden Degrees of Relationship Throughout the United Kingdom and the British Crown dependencies of Guernsey, Jersey and the Isle of Man, the law forbids certain blood relatives, step-relatives and relatives-in-law from getting married. These restrictions are officially know as forbidden degrees of relationship. The prohibitions apply to illegitimate as well as...

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Insuring Your Wedding

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Why insure your wedding Wedding insurance is an item often overlooked when couples plan their wedding, but how much would you stand to lose if you had to cancel your wedding because for example one of you were made redundant? Or because you or a close family relative were too ill or injured to attend your wedding? If you had to cancel, you would certainly lose any...

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Marriages In Scotland

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Introduction This article should be read in conjunction with our articles on minimum age and parental consent and prohibited marriages. If you have been married before, you may also find our article on second marriages useful. Any two persons can marry in Scotland regardless of their nationality and country of residence subject to meeting the minimum following...

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Marriages In The Isle of Man

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INTRODUCTION This article should be read in conjunction with our articles on minimum age and parental consent and prohibited marriages. If you have been married before, you may also find our article on second marriages helpful. Although not part of the United Kingdom, The Isle of Man is a British Crown dependency and is part of the British Isles. The British...

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Second Marriages

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Register Office Second Marriages In civil law throughout the United Kingdom and the British Crown dependencies, there is no limit on how many times you can get married providing you can prove that your previous marriage ended as a result of bereavement or divorce. The legal requirements and procedures are the same for second and subsequent civil marriages as for...

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Marriages In Jersey

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INTRODUCTION This article should be read in conjunction with our articles on minimum age and parental consent and prohibited marriages. If you have been married before, you may also find our article on second marriages helpful. Although not part of the United Kingdom, Jersey is a British Crown dependency and is part of the British Isles. The British sovereign is...

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Taxation And Marriage

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Upon marriage, there are some changes to your tax status that you should be aware of. The main benefit for married couples was the married couples’ allowance. However, from 6th April 2000, this was abolished for married couples below the age of 65 years and will be replaced by the children’s tax credit from 6th April 2001. Income tax Married couples are...

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