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Protecting Vulnerable Adults
Any adult should feel safe, free from abuse, and have their rights and choices respected. However, some adults are less able to protect themselves, perhaps losing capacity due to illness, accident or dementia. This can leave them susceptible to exploitation and neglect. So, what can be done safeguard vulnerable individuals? Make Lasting Powers of Attorney…continue reading
Do I need to leave everything to my spouse in my Will?
Your Will sets out what happens to your estate after your death. Without a Will, the Rules of Intestacy decide who gets what. Even without significant change in your life, such as divorce or remarriage, your Will should be regularly reviewed to ensure it’s what you want and provides for those close to you. However, what…continue reading
What Happens to Deputyship When Someone Dies?
Court of Protection Deputyships At its simplest, the role of a Deputy appointed by the Court of Protection will not stop until the Court discharges the Deputy, the person who is the subject of the Deputyship order dies, or a Deputy dies. If the person you are Deputy for dies, any Court of Protection application…continue reading
What Makes a Will Invalid in England & Wales?
It’s been widely reported that Priscilla Presley is disputing the validity of her late daughter’s Will, claiming that a 2016 amendment to Lisa Marie’s Will should be overturned. However, according to the papers filed in Los Angeles superior court, there are several issues surrounding the authenticity of this amendment, including a lack of witnesses, misspelling…continue reading
Buying a house with your partner?
Buying a property with your partner is exciting but a big commitment. Moreover, it’s not usually a step you take if you don’t know each other well. After all, getting onto the property ladder isn’t always easy or cheap. So, once you’ve agreed on the area, type of house and your budget, it’s best to ensure…continue reading