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Real Stories


Real stories: Matters of property

Approximately 30 years ago, our non-English-speaking client’s English-speaking husband arranged, through a solicitor, the transfer of their jointly owned home to our client on the basis of relationship breakdown.
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Lizzie's Story

When relationships turn sour. Lizzie* shared with SRV the sad story of how her relationship with her daughter turned sour, resulting in heartache and financial loss.
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Martin's Story

Martin needed support in removing his wife as EPOA, after she ignored his will and preference.
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Linda's story

Facts Grandparents often have a special bond with their grandchildren, and this can sometimes be overlooked in parenting disputes.  Linda was very close to her eight-year-old twin granddaughters. Her daughter,…
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Pamela and Leo's Story

Pamela is a 71yo woman who was encouraged by her son Leo to sell her house and live with him and his wife. Pamela contacted SRV for assistance with issues…
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Lucy and Peter's Story

Lucy and Peter's adult daughter moved back home with her adult children. The set up was not going well, so they called SRV, who were able to help resolve it.
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Elsie's story

Elsie decided to move in with her daughter, Lana, and her son-in-law, Jason, at their invitation, after her husband died...
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Beatrice's story

Beatrice is 70 years old. She has been married for 49 years and has three grown children. She is receiving temporary home after-care...
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Shauna's story

Shauna is 75. Recently her only son, Patrick, moved back home with her after her husband died. Her son has substance abuse issues...
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