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Q – Why should I make a Will?

A – If you die without leaving a Will your Estate will pass following the “rules of intestacy”. These rules were first drawn up 1925 and are outdated and onerous and may mean that your Estate does not pass to…

Q – My Mum has recently been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and wants to make sure that her affairs are in order. What can we do to ensure that we can look after her wellbeing and finances should her health deteriorate further?

A – Your Mum should be thinking about making a Lasting Power of Attorney (an LPA) to appoint people to manage her affairs should she be unable to manage her own affairs in the future. Just because there has been…

The complete guide to Power of Attorney

It’s difficult to think of a time in the future when we may struggle to make important decisions regarding our own personal welfare. Yet no matter how distant that day seems, it always pays to plan ahead and prepare for…

How to reduce inheritance tax obligations

What is inheritance tax? Inheritance tax is a tax paid on the property, money, and possessions of someone who has died. The tax is charged on your estate at 40% and the executor of your will is responsible for arranging…

Is it possible to have dementia and make a will?

The fact that somebody has a diagnosis of dementia does not necessarily mean that they are unable to make a will. Determining whether someone is able to make a will depends on whether they have the “mental capacity” specifically to…