Why a simple will might not be enough!

Having a will in place is essential. Even by having in place a simple Will it enables you to do such things as choose your executors, the  guardians of any minor children surviving you and importantly to avoid the rules…

Q: My father has been diagnosed with aggressive Alzheimers Disease and my mum is struggling to cope with their finances as she has not dealt with them before. They never made any Powers of Attorney or Lasting Powers of Attorney and my friend says Social Services will have to deal with matters – is this correct?

A: Although it is wise to make a Lasting Power of Attorney when you have full mental capacity so that if capacity is lost (such as in your father’s case it seems) there is someone appointed to look after their…

Q. What is a Deputyship Order?

A. A Deputyship Order is an Order made by the Court of Protection when an individual lacks capacity to deal with their own property and financial affairs or health and welfare decisions. They are usually applied for when no Lasting…

Court of Protection: The complete guide

Whether it is in support of a loved one or family member, the Court of Protection is something that more and more of us find ourselves dealing with as we get older. It may be that a close relative or…

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 These rules were first drawn up 1925 and are outdated and onerous and may mean that your Estate does not pass to…