Do you have Children under 18?

As a parent or parents of children under the age of 18, although not a pleasant thought, when looking at your estate planning and putting your wills or will into place, it is not just the financials that need to be discussed. If you have children under 18, what happens to them if the worst […]

What is a Power of Attorney?

What does a Lasting Power of Attorney do? A Power of Attorney (LPA) is probably just as important as your Will. An LPA appoints an individual to serve as the ‘attorney’ or legal representative of someone who has become incapacitated due to being rendered incapable of deciding or communicating their own wishes. These decisions include […]

Would your nearest and dearest be able to inherit and run your business successfully?

As a business owner, you’ve probably spent years, and possibly even decades, building up a successful enterprise. If you’re approaching retirement, or just thinking about getting your affairs in order, the future of the business may well be on your mind. Unless you have a clear successor, you’ll need to nominate a person, or persons, […]

Should I make all my children attorneys on my LPA?

Your Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is an important document. It gives your chosen attorney the power to deal with your affairs on your behalf, should you lose the capacity to do so yourself. But is it a good idea to appoint your children? You can make an LPA giving someone the power to deal […]

Your Lasting Power of Attorney Questions

Lasting Power of Attorney Questions? It is always advisable to have a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) in place to ensure that a trusted friend or family member can deal with your affairs on your behalf, should you become unable to manage them. We take a look at the decisions you will need to take […]

Who will inherit your property when you die?

If you jointly own a property at the time of your death, your share will not necessarily pass to the other owner. We take a look at the two different types of joint ownership and what happens when one owner dies. When you buy a property with someone else, you have the choice of owning […]

What is Sideways Dis-inheritance

Sideways dis-inheritance is the phrase used to describe when children, often unintentionally, end up losing out on their share of their parents estate due to remarriage. This short videos explains it. Contact us for a no obligation consultation on 01603 927273 or 01362 288582 

Power of Attorney quote from Kate Garraway

A quote from Kate Garraway’s interview in Hello Magazine: “There are a lot of financial goings  that I’ve talked to you both about going on, which is making life very complicated because I can’t get access to things.” Kate Garraway She added: “Because legally, I haven’t got power of attorney. And all this other stuff […]

Woman arrested for trying to take her 97 year old mother out of a care home

I’m sure many of you saw this on the news last week and  sympathised (like myself) with the family! Legally the Care Home were responsible for the 97 year old lady and The Police were correct in their actions. Could things have been a lot easier for this family if they had also […]