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If you and your spouse/partner die without writing a Will and your children are orphaned before they reach 18 they could be placed in care until Social Services and the Court decide who should look after them. It can take months until the Court and Social Services decide which will result in additional distress for […]
The majority of people who make their Will have no idea when they are going to die which means that many Wills prove to be less tax efficient than they could have been. It can also mean that with the passage of time family dynamics have changed and that the Will is not as relevant […]
Joint Tenants: The joint owners are regarded by the law as owning the whole of the property without any form of separate share or distinction between them. On the death of one of the Joint Tenants the whole of the property passes to the survivor or survivors. Normally the sole survivor of two Joint Tenants […]
What is a Lasting Power of Attorney? A Lasting Power of Attorney is a legal document which allows you to appoint someone that you trust as your ‘attorney’ to make decisions on your behalf when you no longer wish to or when you lack the mental capacity to do so. Your attorney can be a […]