Whereas an attorney is someone appointed by an individual(P) to act on their behalf, a deputy is appointed by the Court of Protection when P has lost capacity but had [...]Read more Deputies and Attorneys: dos and don’ts
One of the purposes of a Will is to protect your assets after your death; and whilst a properly planned Will-Trust is a valuable legal mechanism in protecting your assets [...]Read more Can the Trust in my Will protect my assets from a divorce?
Flexible Will Trusts, also referred to as Discretionary Will Trusts have been relied on for many years as a way of generally protecting family wealth against 3rd parties [...]Read more Flexible Will Trusts: The Pros and Cons
A Deed of Variation (DOV) is a document that allows a will (or indeed the rules of intestacy) to be formally varied for a period of up to two years following the date of death [...]Read more The benefits of the Deed of Variation
ITV Tonight’s “Elderly Theft: Robbing the Relatives” made interesting viewing on 30th November. It can be viewed here: [...]Read more ITV Tonight – “Elderly Theft: Robbing the Relatives”
What is an LPA? A Lasting Power of Attorney or an LPA is a legal document that allows you to appoint a person(s) who you trust to act on your behalf, this person(s) will then [...]Read more Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs)
This is a question which we are often asked by married clients and the short answer is, usually, YES. The main reason why is the law of intestacy and its impact on various [...]Read more I’m Married. Do I really need a will?