• Basic Wills from £150.00
    Basic Wills from £150.00
    Without a valid Last Will and Testament any assets you leave on death will be distributed according to the Rules of Intestacy. These rules lay down a rigid method of estate distribution and make no account of your wishes. Click the image to read more...
  • We realise that most people haven’t experienced probate before. Probate is the administration of a deceased’s Estate by the appointed “executors” in the Will, usually family members. At an already difficult and emotional time, the complexities of executing a Will and establishing any appropriate Trusts can be an arduous task. Click the image to the left to read more...
  • Inheritance Tax is simply a tax on money or possessions you leave behind when you pass on.It can also apply to some “gifts” you make during your lifetime. It is therefore vital that you receive professional Inheritance Tax Advice on your position to minimise the impact and tax paid should the worst happen, ensuring that your loved ones receive as much of your money as possible. Click the image to the left to read more...
  • Without a valid Last Will and Testament any assets you leave on death will be distributed according to the Rules of Intestacy. These rules lay down a rigid method of estate distribution and make no account of your wishes, unless you write a will. Click the image to the left to read more...
  • Lasting Powers of Attorney from £195
    Lasting Powers of Attorney from £195
    Often serious illness or accidents strike without warning. Last year, for example, approximately 130000 people suffered strokes. Without a Lasting Power of Attorney being available this is when it becomes difficult... Click the image to the left to read more...

14% Increase in Care Home Fees

Research carried out by Age UK has found that average care home fees have rocketed over the past year by a staggering 14%!

Prices appear to be highest in London where annual averages for care homes is £35300 and for nursing homes £45100. Throughout the UK the average is now £27300 and £37500. Apparently the town hall cuts in support are forcing more pensioners who need care into private homes where fees are higher. At least 20000 pensioners each year are having to sell their homes to fund these huge costs. This in turn reduces inheritance by loved ones and children of assets which have taken a lifetime to accumulate.

Commenting on the research David Dexter of Lincoln Wills said the results come as no surprise as this has been one of the major risks to inheritance for a long time. It is only proper planning by use of Wills and Will Trusts that can ensure a family does not lose all the assets built up over a lifetime’s work in the payment of care fees.

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