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Lasting Power of Attorney for Health and Welfare

IN this post we are going  in-depth about the lasting power of attorney for health and welfare. Specifically, we are focussing on the life-sustaining treatment decision. This decision is unique to the health and welfare power of attorney and potentially gives the power to your attorneys, who are normally family members, to [...]

By |2020-07-14T15:46:46+01:00July 14th, 2020|Later Life Planning|0 Comments

Lasting Power Of Attorney for Property and Financial Affairs

In this post we are going to be talking about lasting power of attorney for property and financial affairs, what it is and what you do with it when you've got one. A lasting power of attorney for property and financial affairs kind of does what it says on the tin. It [...]

By |2020-07-14T14:56:42+01:00July 14th, 2020|Later Life Planning, Will Writing|0 Comments

Lasting Power Of Attorney Tips

A question we are often asked is, why do I need a Lasting Power of Attorney? There are two types of Lasting Power of Attorney, one that deals with your property and financial affairs, and the second that deals with your health and welfare issues. You have two because they have two [...]

By |2020-07-14T14:23:19+01:00July 14th, 2020|Later Life Planning|0 Comments

Lifetime Gifting

This post is discussing lifetime gifting, giving things away whilst you're still alive. Making gifts during your lifetime is a really good way of planning for inheritance tax. Each year you can give away up to £3,000 free of any inheritance tax liability. In the first year, you make gifts you can give [...]

By |2020-06-30T17:01:39+01:00June 30th, 2020|tax planning, Taxes, Will Writing|0 Comments

Death Without Guardians

What happens if somebody dies when no guardians have been appointed? When you make a Will, one of the most important things you do is appoint Testamentary Guardians for your children if you die. Those are the people who will look after your children legally, if you're no longer around to look [...]

By |2020-06-30T16:32:56+01:00June 30th, 2020|Later Life Planning, Will Writing|0 Comments

Wills for Blended Families

In this post we are discussing Wills for blended families. You might start by asking what a blended family is, and the truth is more and more of us are in relationships these days, where perhaps we're in a second or third marriage, and our spouse or partner has children from a [...]

By |2020-06-30T16:08:30+01:00June 30th, 2020|Later Life Planning, Will Writing|0 Comments

The facts about Sideways Disinheritance

Sideways Disinheritance is a phenomenon that occurs when one partner dies leaving children and their spouse or partner subsequently remarried. Remarriage by a spouse or partner who's been previously widowed will invalidate the Will that they left with that first partner. Their first partner's wishes may therefore not be respected and what [...]

By |2020-06-30T15:43:44+01:00June 30th, 2020|Later Life Planning, Will Writing|0 Comments

Unmarried without a Will

In this post, we are looking at what happens if you die without a Will when you are unmarried but in a relationship.Dying without a Will if you're unmarried or living in a long term relationship is one of the worst things that can happen. Your partner is not entitled to inherit from [...]

By |2020-06-30T15:02:10+01:00June 30th, 2020|Later Life Planning, Will Writing|0 Comments