• 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...

Tag Archives | Property Protection Wills Lifetime Property Protection Trusts

A Right to Reside

A Right of Residence is something you can include in your Will. If you own a house and want to make sure that someone can continue to live in it after you die one of your options is to create a Right of Residence for them. This will make sure that the person keeps the […]

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Trusts

So what Trusts can I use to protect my assets on death? There are several types of Trusts you can put in your Will to ensure your assets at death will reach your chosen beneficiaries. Firstly there is a Property Protection Trust which can provide a protective shelter for the value of your home allowing […]

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Attorneys, Executors and Trustees

These three titles often confuse many lay people when planning their affairs both for life and death. It is understood that each of the titles refer to someone who is acting on your behalf , but how and when appear to cause confusion. Firstly all of the titles refer to someone you have personally appointed […]

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Goodbye House

Research carried out for the Royal London Insurance Company found that bills for a typical stay in a care home were likely to be between £50000 and £93000.and that the total would mean a loss of between a fifth and a half of the value of an average house. It found that on average someone […]

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Peace of Mind

Many people I meet on the subject of Wills seek an answer to the nagging thought of what will happen after their death. What will happen to their belongings and assets,who will deal with them,how and who are executors appointed,what about the funeral,can pets be taken care of,is spouse able to continue living in house […]

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Social Care costs

Government’s answer to the rising burden of Social Care appears to be to place the burden fairly and squarely with Local Authorities. They have been allowed to increase Council Tax to meet the cost of providing care in the community for the elderly and infirm. Under the present system if you go into care, owning […]

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Care home Fees-forever upwards

A new report by the healthcare agency ‘Prestige Nursing and Care’ states that the average cost of a single room in a care home has soared by 5.2% in the past year to £30926pa.This is an average throughout the country. In London for example the costs have rocketed by 19.1% to £38896pa whilst in the […]

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How to lose your home

An article in the latest Mail on Sunday illustrates how you can lose your home by not updating your Will to cover current circumstances. A couple had lived together unmarried for 18 years and owned the house in which they lived as ‘Tenants in Common’. The male partner had never divorced his previous wife and […]

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I already have a Will

The number of times people have said that to me when asked to make a Will. ”I already have one. Made it years ago” How naïve to think that it covers current circumstances or up to date legislation. Any Will should be reviewed at least every three years to ensure it is relevant both as […]

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Live and let die

When the sun shines and life feels good the thought of dying is far from your mind. You feel as though you are going to live for ever. Unfortunately that is not the case as death is inevitable. What is even worse it is unpredictable. Many deaths reported in the press over the last few […]

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