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Monthly Archives: August 2018

Court upholds a claim where an inheritance is contested.

Son Claimed His Mother’s Partner ‘Was Just A Lodger’ Is Forced To Pay Half Of His Inheritance To Him. The lesson here…be clear about your wishes with an up to date will ! A son has been ordered to pay his … Continue reading

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Could CCTV In Care Homes Become Compulsory?

After so many incidents in care homes would this help prevent some of the issues ? The MP for Beaconsfield will apply for a debate and wants this to be one of the first issues considered by MPs when they … Continue reading

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Care Home Theft from the Vulnerable

Care Home Boss Convicted After Stealing Millions From Pensioners. I saw this article and not only did it stand out because of what I do, but it happened in Southport where I lived for many happy years and where I … Continue reading

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Letters of Wishes. What are they and do they work ?

A good article on the pros and cons of Letters of Wishes; Ensuring that you provide for multiple beneficiaries in your Will can be tricky, especially when their individual life circumstances are prone to change. With second marriages, cohabitation and … Continue reading

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Death…. Always a tough subject.

How to prepare for the death of either yourself or a loved one…. When someone close passes away, it is a difficult time for all involved and the emotional impact can be made more difficult by the requirements of managing … Continue reading

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MISTAKES TO AVOID WHEN DRAFTING A WILL

There have been several cases recently hitting the headlines where disappointed beneficiaries have challenged the will of a family member on the basis that their expectations of inheritance have not been met. Figures released show probate cases that were contested … Continue reading

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Discretionary Trusts

Having a Discretionary Trust in your Will means assets can be directed into it on your death for the potential benefit of any number of beneficiaries you choose. Your estate can be paid in any amounts to any of the … Continue reading

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Standard Wills

It is important for everyone to have a professionally drafted Will, one that you can be certain will be legally valid when you die. No matter how simple your affairs may seem or whatever age you are, a Will ensures … Continue reading

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