An individual (the “donor”) may appoint one or more dependable people (the “attorneys”) to act on their behalf in the event that they become unable of doing so themselves due to mental or physical disability by using a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA). There are two different kinds of LPAs: one for health and welfare […]
Can the local authority seize my home to pay for care home costs?
The short answer is yes. If you own a home, it is likely that you will need to pay for your own care home fees. If you own assets worth more than £23,250 (including your home), you may be required to self-fund your care, which would involve selling your home or having a charge placed […]
Why would I need a Lasting Power of Attorney?
To work out whether this applies to you, let’s first ask what is a lasting power of attorney (LPA)? Then explore what circumstances would mean it’s a no-brainer to get one sorted. There are two different types of LPA; you can have one or the other or both depending upon your wishes. Property and Financial […]
Do It Yourself Will Writing
I know what you are thinking! Why would I pay someone to write down who gets my belongings when I am no longer here? Let me be clear here; it is entirely possible to write your own Will. Writing your own Will is legally binding and can be straightforward… …if you do it correctly. […]
Farewell Willie Thorne
Families We come together (when allowed) to celebrate weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, Christmas’s, weekends away, holidays. We celebrate life together, putting aside our differences (as best we can) for significant dates in the diary – and we comfort one another when we grieve. But families are always complex and only ever one step away […]
Leave it to the Family?
I have yet to bear witness to a truly uncomplicated family. One where harmony and selfless love are in abundance and where adult children genuinely have each other’s needs as much at heart, as their own. Much less, where money is concerned. Much, much less where the parents are no longer there to referee. […]