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Question: How long do I have to make a personal injury claim? Mrs H, Porth.

Answer: Strict time limits apply for making a personal injury claim. Known as the limitation period, in circumstances where the Claimant's injury is the result of an accident, and the Claimant was aware of their injuries from that date, the three year deadline starts from the date of the accident. Different provisions apply if the claim is for a minor, a claim abroad, fatal claims etc. Get in touch today before it is too late!

 

Question: If my wife and I are in agreement to getting divorced, how long must we have lived apart before commencing the process? Mr G, Taffs Well.

Answer: This is often called a 'no-fault' divorce. Generally you must have lived apart for two years. You can have had periods of living together as long as they do not add up to more than six months and you have been apart for least two years altogether.

 

Question: Myself and my partner are buying a house together for the first time. I am putting down the deposit. Is there anyway I can protect myself should we split up? Miss S, Llantwit Major.

Answer: Yes, you can purchase the property as 'tenants in common' and enter into a Trust Deed (similar to a contract between the two of you) which sets out each parties contribution to the purchase, and what should happen in the event that the property is sold.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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