Rise in Special Guardianship Breakdowns in light of Covid-19
Over the last few months we have all faced difficulties because of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic however, we have become […]
Do I have to sell my home to pay for care home fees?
By law, you are required to pay in full for your own care home fees if your available capital exceeds […]
The Aftermath of Lockdown… Surprise Inheritance Tax Bills for Staying with the Kids?
For the many parents who have gifted their properties to their children as an early inheritance, many won’t realise that […]
Home, sweet home…?
A bulletin issued by the Office for National Statistics today reveals that of the adults surveyed in Great Britain, almost […]
Disinherited? Death and the forfeiture rule
I wrote about the little known and unusual ‘forfeiture rule’ a few months ago in cases involving assisted suicide. The […]
Lifetime gifts; an update on ‘When is a gift not a gift?’
An elderly mother transfers her property to one of her children. It’s a common enough scenario. Often everyone involved has […]
Our Helen’s top tips for Kinship Carers in Lockdown
With the country currently on lockdown due to the Coronavirus outbreak and the advice being that over 70’s are in […]
Defending a ‘mental capacity’ challenge to a Will; 3 things you need to know!
The Alzheimer’s Society currently estimates that 850,000 people are living with dementia in the UK; and that this figure will […]
Victory for battling Lancashire grandma!
A Lancashire grandmother has been celebrating winning a victory against Lancashire County Council. In 2018 the 65 year old grandmother, […]
Are you divorced without a clean break?
When it comes to divorce proceedings one of the most important steps is to ensure that financial orders are obtained […]