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Power of Attorney

LPAs vs Deputyship Orders – What’s the Difference?

Lasting powers of attorney (LPAs) and Deputyship Orders share some similarities, giving people the legal authority to act on your behalf when you lose mental capacity. However, plenty of key differences between the two are essential to understand. This blog will explore these two legal tools, how each can be used, and how you can

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Wills

Understanding Will Trusts

Wills and trusts are often considered separate, but have you ever heard of a Will trust? Will trusts can be a valuable tool for estate planning, protecting assets, and ensuring they are distributed according to the settlor’s wishes. However, they can be complex, and it’s important to understand how they work and the benefits for

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trusts
Estate Planning

Can Trusts Be Contested?

Trusts are a popular estate planning tool many use to manage and distribute their assets to their loved ones. However, they can also be contested, which is when someone challenges the validity or terms of the trust. This process can be complicated and contentious, often requiring legal action and court intervention. This blog will explore

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Power of Attorney

How to Choose an Attorney

When establishing your lasting power of attorney (LPA), you’ll be confronted with the question: who do you want your attorney to be? This is a big decision, as your attorney can act for you and make decisions on your behalf. This guide will walk you through the responsibilities of an attorney and help you understand

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rules of intestacy
Estate Planning

Everything You Need To Know About the Rules of Intestacy

When someone passes away without leaving a valid Will behind, their estate must be distributed according to the rules of intestacy. These rules can be complex; however, they are vital to understand so you can ensure your assets are distributed in line with your wishes and values.  In this guide, we’ll explore the rules of

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Life Planning

Your Pension and Your Estate

Retirement planning is crucial for ensuring a comfortable future, and your pension plays a huge role. However, when writing a Will, you may overlook your pension entirely. Including pensions within your estate plan is key to ensuring your savings are distributed in line with your wishes and maximising the legacy you leave to your loved

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