Applying to the Court of Protection should only be done as a last act of desperation. Act whilst you can to save your family the cost and pain.
When an adult loses capacity, in the absence of a Lasting Power of Attorney the family are forced into a horrible, costly journey...
Important changes were made in 2008 which could have a signifcant impact on your will...
Does this mean my house be taken to pay for my care?
It is being widely reported in the press today how those members of the public paying for their own care, are being massively over charged in order to subsidise local authority funded residents.
In modern society second marriages are more commonplace than ever. The law however is stuck in its traditional past and as such many grown up children are finding themselves disinherited from the family estate.
"We would like to formally apologise to Roger's two sons, Sam and Jack for taking away some of their inheritance. We spent most of it on beer, the rest we wasted."
For one tycoon, a grudge can last a long time...92 years to be exact!
How a phone directory helped 70 random people become benefactors of a wealthy man's estate.
A New York businessman attempted to use an inheritance to change the sexual orientation of his son.
An 87 year old legacy will leave you feeling rather frustrated...
Do you have the "will" to be romantic?
It seems more and more likely nowadays that your Will could be overturned should the court decide it was unreasonable...
When discussing wills with parents, they often say “I haven’t got much to leave”, however they have missed the point that their children are the most important thing they could ever leave. One of the biggest powers within a will is the ability to assigning guardianship of your children.
If you are a parent, as you get older, your focus is likely to shift to what will happen when you are gone and how can you ensure to provide for your children when you are no longer around?