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…

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 These rules were first drawn up 1925 and are outdated and onerous and may mean that your Estate does not pass to…

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…

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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…

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What is probate and when you do need a probate specialist?

What is probate? Probate is the legal and financial process involved in dealing with the assets of someone who has died. This formal grant of representation is required when someone dies who has significant assets which need to be realised,…

By Slater Heelis