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Hethertons Services for You and Your Family - September 2018

Welcome to the latest edition of the Hethertons Solicitors newswire for you and your family, which is designed to keep you up to date with what is happening within our firm, alongside our latest service developments and changes in legislation.

Hethertons Solicitors has been providing advice to families and individuals in and around York and North Yorkshire for more than 70 years. Despite our long and illustrious history, we are a forward-thinking firm, which prides itself on providing a highly personalised service to clients. 

We hope you enjoy reading our latest newswire and find it informative.

  Hethertons Associate ready to take on marathon challenge in support of Tiny Tickers


Sarah Hubery, a newly appointed Associate at Hethertons is gearing up to take part in this year’s Yorkshire Marathon in aid of Tiny Tickers.

The fetal heart organisation is the chosen charity for Hethertons in 2018 and to show her support Sarah aims to complete the 26.2 mile route with her partner Ed Barker-Wyatt.

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Unmarried mother wins her Supreme Court fight over widowed parents’ allowance


An unmarried mother who took her legal battle to access widowed parent’s allowance to the UK’s highest court has won her case.

Siobhan McLaughlin took her fight to the Supreme Court in a bid to gain justice for her grieving children, accusing the Government of treating them as “insignificant”.

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Scheme launched to help York residents get onto the property ladder


A new scheme has been launched by the City of York Council with the aim of helping more people in the area afford a home of their own.

The shared ownership scheme invites applicants to find their own home on the open market or choose from four high-quality newly-converted apartments in Cemetery Road to buy with the authority.

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  How to avoid disputes with your legacy


We all make mistakes in life, but if you get it wrong when drawing up your will, the consequences can cost your family and loved ones dear.

There are three common mistakes people make when it comes to their will and this quick guide will help everything run smoothly after you are gone.

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Divorce law set to be overhauled with no-fault divorce


Divorce laws in England and Wales are set to be overhauled in a bid to allow couples to split faster and with less animosity.

The Justice Secretary David Gauke is to begin consultations on introducing a ‘no-fault’ divorce after campaigners argued that the current rules were ineffective and created confrontation.

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