In this article we look at what is involved in being the executor of a will and at the factors to consider when appointing your own executor.
Wills, Trusts & Asset Protection
Powers of attorney (POAs) have been around in our English based legal system from long before the Crusades in the twelfth century. They are still widely used today. Learn about a special type of POA named the Enduring Power.
A recent legal article identified at least fourteen different pieces of legislation that empowered a court to interfere in the carrying out of the intentions expressed in a will. However, the three most common grounds for challenging a will are.
Sometimes children end up living with their grandparents on an informal basis. This can creates problems when they suddenly find they cannot access a child’s medical or educational records.
There has never before been a time in history when so much statutory protection has been available to the consumer. The trick is to know your basic rights and not be afraid to advocate them.
Some years ago an elderly client died. She was a dear old soul but had an almost pathological dislike of spending money, so we will call her Mrs Scrooge. Shortly after her death her family came into the office and with a flourish produced several pages o
There was a time when most people went to their solicitor and asked for a 'standard' sort of will. That simple will has become quite rare in these much more complicated times. However, there are some universal 'truths' that still apply to all wills.
Appointing an Enduring Power of Attorney for property (EPA-P) is arguably one of the most important ...
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Many older people enter into relationships late in life seeking only companionship and some mutual support. The thought that a legal relationship with property sharing implications may arise often never enters their minds.