Caring for the Elderly

Care for the Elderly – Help Navigating the Care System

As we get older life brings us new challenges to overcome that could be related to work, pensions, health and our plans for retirement.
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School Mock Court Project- Well Done Leith Walk Primary!

Huge Congratulations to Leith Walk Primary who won the School Mock Court Project after an exciting finals day on Monday 27th February 2017.
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We’ve Doubled Our Property Team With New Merger

We are extremely proud to announce the news of our second merger in just three months, which has seen us more than double the size of our property team.
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How can family arbitration help in your break-up?

For anyone who has had to endure what can be a soul-baring, protracted and painful divorce process through the courts, the experience will likely still be raw.
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Edinburgh's Property Powerhouse Market Continues To Grow

It’s safe to say that the trials and travails of day-to-day family life can often bring difficulties, especially when children are involved.
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Separated Families Facing Further Difficulty Due to Social Media

It’s safe to say that the trials and travails of day-to-day family life can often bring difficulties, especially when children are involved.
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Guest Blog by Tilney, Financial Planning and Investment Management Services; A financial spring clean

The new year is traditionally a time when people set themselves goals for the next 12 months. Tilney has put together a checklist...
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How do we decide who gets the children at Christmas?

As Christmas approaches we delve into the emotional issue of deciding child contact for separated families on ‘big’ dates on the calendar.
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Scotland’s housing market powers forward

As Scotland’s house prices continue to increase, all the signs are pointing to the fact that this really is a great time to sell.
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Tips on selling your property in winter months

Winter – as we all know – is traditionally a time for festivities, holidays, gift shopping and, of course, decorating your house for Christmas.
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Should your Facebook account be included in your will?

When it comes to writing a will most of us think to take account of the physical assets such as your house, car, savings and perhaps even your pets.
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Cuckoo Children - How Germany’s Approach to Family Law Could Have Repercussions for Scotland

Recent statistics in Germany claim that up to 10% of children grow up believing the wrong man is their father.
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The Duke of Westminster, Inheritance Tax & How You Can Benefit from a similar plan

You don’t have to be a Duke or Duchess to benefit from proper estate planning – keep your assets in your family by following these tips.
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The Named Person

What is the Named Person Scheme? In 2014, the Scottish Government introduced the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act (C&YP), which was to be implemented in August of this year....
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5 things to consider when making a will in Scotland

For most people, making a will should not be complicated or too time consuming, yet approximately 30 million adults in the UK alone have no will in place. We never...
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Divorce in Scotland: What you need to know

The end of a marriage can be a difficult time for all involved, especially when there are so many things to sort out with your partner. This is why it's...
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Financial Planning after Divorce

Divorce is about severing ties and starting over, at the same time. Having a financial plan can help secure your future and give you peace of mind.
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The Distribution of an Estate - What You Need To Know

When an individual dies, their estate must be distributed in accordance with Scottish law. The deceased may have made estate planning a priority in their lifetime and left a will...
Will Aid 2015

Will Aid 2015

In November of last year, Gibson Kerr proudly participated in Will Aid 2015 for the 7th year. Last year’s campaign was a huge success, all of the solicitors that took...
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Social Media & Divorce

Could social media undermine your relationship? Contribute to the breakdown of your marriage? Could it get you a worse outcome in your divorce? Continue to haunt you long after the...
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Your loved one has died without a will

Every day in Scotland, people pass away without having left a will. With an estimated 30 million adults across the UK not having a will in place, intestacy (the legal...
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Executors: Glossary of Legal Terms

When someone close to you has passed away, dealing with their estate can be traumatic. There are lots of legal terms used in the days, weeks and months after a...
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15 Things You Should Know About Family Mediation

Family mediation may not be a term you’ve heard of before, so let’s start by looking at a definition: Family mediation is a process in which those involved in family...
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13 Common Reasons Why People Divorce

Discover 13 of the most common reasons why marriages run into problems and result in divorce.